Sharing your pain with a therapist is not just attending another pity party. Talking about your emotional pain in therapy is constructive and breaks through the downward mood spiral. You no longer have to suffer alone and ruminate over the same hurtful stories over and over again.
Truly effective therapy is an active process. It requires the client to be clear on their desired therapy goal. Setting a clear goal, such as ``I want to live pain and shame free``, sets you onto a new path of intentional living.
Intentional living is accepting that while you may not be responsible for the pain you are experiencing, you are responsible for your healing process and your personal growth. Once a client makes this realization, a significant shift occurs.