How to Support Your Mental Health Between Therapy Sessions

How to Support Your Mental Health Between Therapy Sessions

Therapy is a wonderful way to explore your inner world, process your feelings, and inspire transformation. But what my clients often tell me is that a day or so after our session, they begin to feel a little lost and anxious again.

It’s important to support the progress you’ve made with your therapist in between your sessions. Here is what I advise my own clients to do in between our sessions:

Keep Your A-ha Moments in Mind

Therapy is a space for profound A-ha moments. It’s important to hold onto those in the days after your session. Think more deeply about what was uncovered and see if any other pieces of information come to the surface. It’s a great idea to have a dedicated notebook to jot down anything that may come to you. Bring this with you to your next session so you can share your additional insights with your therapist.


Ask your therapist to recommend some helpful books, blogs, or articles that may offer deeper insights into your issue. While reading about your issue will not resolve it on its own, it’s a great way to supplement your therapy sessions.


I have been an advocate for journaling for quite some time, so I was thrilled when research in the Journal of the American Medical Association stated that journaling has both mental and physical benefits. Journaling not only helps to manage stress and reduce anxiety, but it also can alleviate the symptoms of depression.

If you did just these three things, you would find your time in between sessions would be more enjoyable and help to facilitate further positive change.

Alexandra (Lexi) Franc received her bachelors from Florida State University for sociology and later completed her master’s in marriage and family therapy from North Central University. Lexi is passionate about working with couples who can’t seem to “get one another” in times of distress. She helps them transition from being stuck to unstuck.

Lexi uses Emotional Focus therapy to help understand the couples she works with on a deep level. She also enjoys helping couples find connections and that spark they once had! Lexi is trained in Eye movement desensitization reprocessing and can help anyone with difficulties move past big or little traumas they have faced in their life. She works with individuals who are suffering from distressing feelings from life transitions, relational issues, and everyday life stress. Lexi is compassionate, warm, friendly, and caring about her clients.

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4 Things to Do Between Therapy Sessions

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