Finding the right therapist can sometimes be difficult and frustrating. We don’t want to sugarcoat it. Many clients that come to us have tried many other therapists and either hit a wall with their therapy or felt like they needed some deeper work that a typical talk therapist cannot address. There’s plenty of good talk therapists out there, but when there’s trauma and chronic stress that is stored in the nervous system then regular talk therapy only takes a person so far with their results.
A client will know they’ve reached their ceiling with their talk therapist when they feel like they have plateaued, they are talking in circles from week to week or it feels superficial or surface-level, or there has not been meaningful change in either symptoms or their behavioral and thought patterns. This is a great time to either take a break from therapy for awhile to re-assess and see if some things start moving in a positive direction again, or engage in some deeper work with a therapist that has a different set of skills and techniques.