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  • How to Support Your Mental Health Between Therapy Sessions

    Welcome to Pinnacle Psychology, where we believe in guiding you through your therapeutic journey towards transformation. It’s not uncommon for our patients to experience moments of feeling adrift and anxious after our sessions. That’s why we prioritize nurturing progress made during therapy between sessions. Here are some strategies we recommend for our patients:

    1. Hold onto Your Insights:

    Therapy often uncovers enlightening “A-ha” moments. It’s vital to preserve these revelations beyond our sessions. Take time to delve deeper into these insights, allowing additional pieces of understanding to emerge. Consider maintaining a dedicated journal to jot down thoughts or epiphanies. Sharing these insights with your psychologist during your next session can enrich your therapeutic journey.

    2. Practice What You’ve Learned:

    Real change requires more than just the hour spent in therapy. We encourage our patients to dedicate time outside of sessions to practice and refine the skills learned in therapy. Challenge old, unhealthy thought patterns in your day-to-day life to see tangible progress.

    3. Read:

    Request recommendations from your psychologist for books, blogs, or articles relevant to your journey. While reading alone won’t resolve your concerns, it complements therapy sessions by offering deeper insights and perspectives.

    4. Embrace Journaling:

    Journaling is a powerful tool with proven therapeutic benefits. Recent research in the Journal of the American Medical Association confirms its efficacy in managing stress, reducing anxiety, and alleviating symptoms of depression. Taking moments to reflect and express your thoughts on paper can facilitate healing.

    By incorporating these practices into your routine between sessions, you can enhance your therapeutic experience and continue on the path of positive growth. At Pinnacle Psychology in Gilbert, AZ, we’re dedicated to supporting you every step of the way.