What Really Happens in Therapy

Therapy can be so good it’s life-changing, but many people never try it because they have no idea what it involves. They may even be a little apprehensive or afraid. Replay this conversation, to find out what really happens in therapy so you can feel prepared for your first session, and for every session that follows.

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Replay the Conversation

When you’ve never been to therapy, the idea of going is a little scary. There are just too many unknowns. What if you don’t like your therapist? Will you be quizzed on your life? Will you have to bare your soul? Can you cry? Can you not cry?

Chances are, you’re worried because of these unknowns. The assumptions you have about what happens in a session may not even be right.

What Really Happens in Therapy was hosted by Shayna Love, Marketing at Spring Health, and featured D'Andrala (DeDe) Alexander, M.A., LPC-S., and BJ Constantine, LMHC, NCC

This webinar covers:

  • Misconceptions about therapy
  • Finding a therapist who can relate
  • How therapy can support you
  • What to expect from your first appointment
  • Tips for getting the most out of each session

About The Facilitator

BJ Constantine
BJ Constantine

BJ Constantine, LMHC, LPC, NCC is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, National Board Certified Counselor, Master of Science in Counseling Psychology (Mental Health Counseling), and Spring Health Clinician. He has extensive experience providing clinical therapeutic services to military personnel and veterans struggling with PTSD, anxiety, depression and personality disorders. BJ is a retired US Army officer with nearly 40 years experience leading, training, counseling and mentoring soldiers, civilians, and family members. Using a person-centered approach to psychotherapy, BJ strives to assist others to improve their mental health through empathy, trust, compassion, cultural sensitivity and understanding. He believes hope, optimism and mindfulness are key to developing or enhancing personal strengths and finding solutions to life’s challenges.

DeDe Alexander
DeDe Alexander
Director of Clinical Partnerships, Spring Health

DeDe Alexander, LPC-S is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and a Director of Clinical Partnerships at Spring Health. She has a B.A. in Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology and Women & Gender Studies from Washington University in St. Louis and a M.A. in Psychology from University of Houston Victoria. DeDe specializes in trauma focused CBT, DBT, and groups. She is a lifelong public servant in various areas such as AmeriCorps VISTA, Dallas MHMR, and the Dallas County Juvenile Department Community and is also a former Care Navigator at Spring Health. DeDe’s favorite activities are community advocacy and activism, as well as league bowling.

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