Therapy is a scientifically-validated process that changes how your brain works.

Your therapist provides a safe space for you to better understand your feelings, identify patterns in your thinking or behaviors that are not helpful to you, and learn skills to build healthier actions.

Therapy is also a temporary high-value investment in yourself. That is worth repeating. In most situations, therapy is temporary. Your therapist's goal is to teach you the right skills to build emotional resilience so that you don't need to attend therapy sessions regularly and can manage on your own as soon as possible.

How are Kip sessions structured?

Once you’ve booked an appointment, you'll meet with your therapist for 50-minute sessions on a weekly or biweekly basis until you reach your therapy goals.

Here's what it's like to go to Kip therapy:

What happens in your first session?

The first session is a lot of getting to know you and sharing how you are feeling or what's bothering you so that you and your therapist can work together determine your goals. Setting a goal(s) usually happens in the first session, but it can sometimes take a couple of sessions to figure it out.

What happens in future sessions?

In subsequent sessions, you learn about how your mind works, your thought patterns, behaviors, and the emotions that have been coming up for you recently. We sometimes say that a therapist is an expert at "debugging your brain." 

How is therapy different than other kinds of health care?

Most medical experiences look like this:

  • You go to a doctor with a list of symptoms
  • You talk to the doctor for a few minutes
  • You leave with either a prescription, tests or instructions to rest

Mental health care typically looks a little different.

There is no quick pill or magic button when it comes to your brain. Therapy takes time and patience. The reason for this is that talk therapy works by rewiring your brain and arming you with tools you can use to manage things like anxiety and depression. Medication can help, too, and sometimes a combination of therapy and medication is best. Your therapist can help you to find the right treatment for you.

The Kip Team