Common Questions

1. How can therapy help me?
There are many ways that therapy can help. Whether you are struggling
with day to day life or a specific situation or incident, either ongoing or
in the past. How therapy can aid you to overcome the obstacles you are
facing is dependent upon many factors that need to be individually
Therapy can help you talk through your anxieties, fears, and past
traumas. It can assist you in dealing with either negative, out of control
emotions, negative thought patterns, and behaviors. It can provide
helpful insights into coping mechanism that can be harmful to you or
others. At Psychologist Vietnam, our goal is to provide therapy that
guides you and grants you with the tools you need for the best
possible solution for problems or struggles you may be facing.
2. How will I know I have made progress in therapy?
At the start of your therapy, you and your therapist will formulate goals
you want to work on. These goals can be specific, or more general. As
your therapy continues, you will decide if a goal is accomplished or if
you would like to work on it some more. This will help you to monitor
your progress.

3. Should I worry about seeking help?
No, not at all. Statistics show one in four people in the world will be
affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their
lives. Taking care of your mental health is just as important as taking
care of your physical health, and it is nothing to worry about.

4. How long will it take for treatment to Work?
Therapy can last anywhere from a few sessions to several months or
in some cases even years. This is dependent on a number of factors,
such as the nature and duration of a condition or symptoms. Some
people come to therapy with a very specific problem they would like to
solve, and might find that only a few sessions are sufficient. Others
who are suffering from long-term, co-occurring problems, might need a
few months of therapy.
Therapy has been found to be most successful and productive when
incorporated into a client’s lifestyle for approximately 12 – 16 session,
most typically with sessions occurring once a week for 45 – 60 min
per session.

5. Is therapy always effective?
Unfortunately not. However, finding out what doesn’t work for you can
be just as beneficial as finding what does work. There are many forms
of evidence-based treatments for a wide range of disorders and what
form is best for you personally depends on many factors. You and your
therapist will work together towards finding the most effective
treatment for you. Even if treatment is not effective straight away, your
therapist will help you to explore other options that might work for you.

6. Do I have to tell everything to my therapist?
It is completely up to you how much you wish to disclose to your
therapist. Although, it is beneficial to be as open as you feel
comfortable with during therapy, in order for your therapist to help you
progress in the best possible way.
We don’t expect you to be an open book straight away, as certain
topics can be difficult or painful to talk about. But, it is important to
realize that everything you mention will stay between you and your
therapist as sessions are completely confidential.

7. What should I bring to the meetings with my therapist?
Nothing, just bring yourself. Showing up is enough.

8. What should I do if I don’t like my therapist?
Psychologist Vietnam offers a free consultation session, which gives you the chance to meet your therapist and see if you feel comfortable with him/her. You are always free to discuss your preference for
another therapist, or to end the therapy after any session when you

9. Where will the therapy take place?
Depending on your personal therapist, therapy sessions will either take
place in a home office/clinic, or in a public place like a coffee bar or a
workplace. Psychologist Vietnam offers the freedom of choice to each
therapist and their clients to determine where clients feel most
comfortable. For example, sometimes it feels better to meet your
therapist for the first time in public. This is completely up to you and
your therapist to determine together.

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