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My first time: the initial stage of psychological treatment

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Most of the people who come to my office come with a lack of motivation for life, as if the essence of rising sun every day stopped shining. It already seems to me an achievement that a person wants to find a solution since the first step has already been taken. From that initial moment the evolution is usually constant and very exciting.

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The evolution brought about by therapy

At the beginning of psychological treatment I see in the looks of these people how the pages of the calendar go by without making any sense to them, even how they fear coming to therapy and if it is the right thing to do or not. Under their anguish they become dull beings that I am always sure will shine again.

Because of this, you have to make them feel welcome from the first moment through words and senses. That is why in my office I have a purple wall; once in a congress I saw that this color was the ideal, it gives peace and good feelings. These small details help people feel comfortable and open up, which is very important, especially in the early stages of therapy.

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At first, patients are often lost. His first contact with me is for having come to a situation where they don't know where to start to solve their problems; They blame themselves for what is happening to them and hardly want to make eye contact. They see in you as a therapist someone to move forward, they know that they have chosen the right place and that I will not let go of their hand.

It is very gratifying how that disappears after the sessions and how when I get home I start to think and prepare their case and how that person becomes someone important to me. There are no hours or moments, there is only their well-being, since I was in consultation I promised myself not to let anyone down, and I believe that with perseverance I have achieved it.

Once several sessions have passed, shy laughter comes and your problem, almost without realizing it, is disappearing. We did not do magic, we simply looked for the guidelines and techniques necessary for my patient to be happy. At the end of these sessions, I look back on the evolution of the patients and I thank you above all for making it so easy and beautiful for me, because they have improved but I have grown.

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Put yourself in the hands of professionals for whom your well-being means a lot. Me, at the Psychology Center Guasimara Hernandez, I bet for the closeness and for accompanying my patients throughout the psychological process; We will take each step that you take together, and you will never feel alone.
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