GSE alum, Sarah Noel [FCRH ’02 (Psychology), GSE ’05 (Mental Health Counseling)] is a licensed Mental Health counselor working with teens and adults, as well as a Person-Centered Topic Expert, publishing monthly online articles for GoodTherapy.org.
In her most recent article, “Hitting The Therapy Wall,” Sarah outlines strategies to circumvent the “wall” that many patients experience:
“You may enter therapy with the commitment and determination of a runner who has just begun to train for a marathon. Then, just as suddenly and inexplicably as a runner hits the wall, you may at some point feel unable to move forward in therapy. You may feel like you have painstakingly explored each and every issue that brought you into therapy, but that your life has yet to change and you are no better equipped to make decisions or take actions than when you entered therapy. You have hit the wall.”