Before Therapy Session Reflection

This reflection (completely optional!) can help you prepare for therapy sessions. I offer this only as a guide to help shine a light on things you might like to explore more deeply.

My suggestion is to choose 2-3 of the below questions that speak to you. For each question you choose, skip down to the “further reflection” section for more exploration.


Present moment snapshot

  • Take a moment to check in. What are you feeling right now?

  • What is your body saying to you right now?

  • How is your energy feeling right now?

  • What situations or people are you dwelling on?

  • Is there anything you’re worrying about?

  • What feels good right now?

  • What is your spirit telling you it needs?

Small picture: recent life

  • Take a moment to reflect on the struggles that initially brought you in to therapy. How have those struggles shown up or not shown up in your life recently? 

  • What are you grateful for this week?

  • What has challenged you this week? 

  • What risks have you taken lately? How did it go?

  • What have you learned about yourself or others recently?

  • How have you been balancing caring for yourself and caring for others?

  • How do you feel when you wake up in the morning and when you go to bed at night?

  • How have you nourished your spirit lately?

  • When have you felt completely safe lately?

  • When have you felt fight, flight, or freeze lately (even if only mildly)?

  • Does it feel like you’re adequately replenishing your energy? Why or why not?

  • How compassionate/accepting have you been with yourself lately?

  • What would you like to be different about tomorrow?

Big picture: overall wellbeing

  • What would you like to let go of?

  • Where in your life are things feeling difficult or stuck?

  • Where in your life do you feel restrained?

  • How well do you know yourself?

  • How is your relationship with your body?

  • How is your joy?

  • How are you balancing being gentle with yourself and challenging yourself?

  • How are you balancing intuition and logic?

  • How have you grown over the past few months? Over the past year?

  • What do you wish was different in your relationships?

Further Reflection:

What information does that tell you?

What conclusions are you drawing about that?

What other questions or thoughts does that bring up?

What do you feel physically/emotionally when you think about that?