The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination.
Curious about exploring therapy at Sonder?
It’s important to us that you have all the information you need to make a wise decision about what’s right for you.
From clarifying some essential vocabulary to demystifying the process to preparing for your first session and beyond…
We’re here to help guide you through each stage of the process.
Today we’re sharing a roundup of everything you need to know about therapy at Sonder:
1. 7 signs you might benefit from therapy
More than ever, we’re including emotional wellness in our understanding of what it means to enjoy a healthy, well-balanced life. For most of us, this probably means ongoing self-care practices. And for some of us, this also includes working with a professional therapist. Therapy provides a safe and supportive place for you to become the happiest, most fulfilled, and most thriving version of yourself. But how do you know when it’s a good time to start working with a therapist? In this post, we’re sharing 7 signs you might benefit from therapy.
2. Who goes to therapy?
Imagine a world in which we talked about emotional wellness as freely as we do physical fitness. What would that look like? We’d be open with each other about how it’s going. Sharing our wins and our challenges as we grow and change. We’d equip ourselves with the all the tools and resources we need. Then we’d recommend them to our family and friends. We’d set aside the time and money it takes to support our emotional wellness. We’d put in the work it takes each day, enlisting the help of a professional if we need it. That kind of world, we hope, will be a reality someday. But, in the meantime, there are myths to dispel, stigma to combat, and education to share. If you’ve ever wondered who therapy is actually for, this post is for you.
3. Which type of support is right for you?
When life becomes challenging, you might have the sense that you could benefit from additional support. But what does that actually look like? “Support” can encompass anything from a simple text to a comprehensive plan for your emotional wellness. It’s all about finding the combination of support that’s right for you. Did you know: At Sonder, many of our clients are connected to more than one type of support at a time? Most clients can benefit from individual support. Some find that medication, family, group, and/or couples support are also helpful. And absolutely everyone’s engaged in some form of self-help! Read on for 5 types of support that may be right for you.
4. 4 myths about couples counseling
You’ve heard friends talk about it. Maybe you’ve thought about giving it a try. (Or vowed never to give it a try…) Whatever your feelings about it, there’s a lot of misinformation surrounding couples counseling. So, let’s separate myth from reality. In this post, we’re debunking 4 common myths about couples counseling.
5. New to group therapy? 5 tips for beginners
“Group therapy” means something different to each of us. For you, it might bring up a vivid scene from a movie. Or a vague image of chairs gathered in a circle. Whatever comes to mind when you imagine it, one thing is certain: Group therapy can help you. In this post, we’re sharing 5 tips for making the most of your group therapy experience.
6. Parent-child interaction therapy
The battles in your home are becoming more frequent. (Maybe there’s one happening right now.) For parents struggling with the behavioral challenges their young child is experiencing, life can start to feel overwhelming and isolating. Fortunately, there’s hope. We sat down with our own Lori Ann Wagner, LPCC to learn more about Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT).
7. Who can benefit from teletherapy?
With each day that passes, we’re making constant changes. Doing our best to adapt to a reality that’s both uncertain and ever-evolving. And as you adapt, you might find that some aspects of daily life are getting a bit easier. But it’s also completely normal to experience difficulty with all the adjustment. If that’s you, it might be a good time to tap into additional support. And teletherapy is one great option. In this post, we’re highlighting 5 examples of who can benefit from teletherapy.
8. How to prepare for therapy
So, you know you want to begin therapy, but how do you actually prepare for the process? You’ve thought about it, read about, maybe talked about it with someone you trust. You think you might benefit from therapy, and you’re ready to give it a try. Congratulations! It takes self-awareness and courage to ask for help making changes in your life. Give yourself credit for taking this step, and trust that your decision will be rewarded in time. In this post, we’re sharing 7 ways to prepare for therapy.
9. How to tell someone you’re in therapy
[NOTE: This post was inspired by a request from a reader! If there’s a particular topic or question you’d like us to cover on the blog, we’d love to hear from you.] So, you’ve been going to therapy. And you’re thinking of telling somebody about it. But, what do you say? And how much should you share? Bottom line: It’s up to you. In this post, we’re sharing our advice on how to tell someone you’re in therapy.
10. When a loved one is in therapy
So, your loved one is in therapy. Maybe you helped them decide to try it. (Maybe you were even the one to suggest it.) Perhaps you weren’t fully on board. (Or had no idea they were even considering it.) Regardless of how they arrived at the decision, many of us experience some degree of uncertainty when a loved one is in therapy. It’s normal to have questions! And while each person’s therapy experience is different, there are some key ways you can help the person you care about, no matter what brings them to therapy. In this post, we’re highlighting 5 ways you can show your support when a loved one is in therapy.
Introducing our newest Sonder location:
We’re thrilled to announce the opening of a new Sonder Behavioral Health & Wellness location in Medina, MN! Offering therapy services, medication management, and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) treatment, the team members at our Medina location are ready to support you in working toward your emotional wellness goals!
In the coming weeks, we’ll be introducing you to our outstanding Sonder services and providers in Medina.
In the meantime: