Quitting therapy would be a mistake. You are already seeing results. Your expectations are unrealistic if you think that you should be “cured” by now. You can’t expect two months of counseling to correct 10 years of severe bullying. It takes time to recover from abuse.
Perhaps you misunderstood your psychology professor or maybe he or she doesn’t fully understand the therapeutic process. For most mental health problems, two months in therapy is not enough.
Therapy can sometimes be difficult. Experiencing difficult and unpleasant feelings is part of the process. Pain and suffering are part of life. No one can completely avoid it but we can learn to make better choices to minimize it. Learning those skills, in part, is the purpose of therapy.
Stopping now would be a mistake. As long as you are making progress, week after week, then you are on the right track. It’s important to be patient, adjust your expectations and to participate in therapy for however long it takes to heal. Please take care.
Dr. Kristina Randle