I'm meeting with my therapist/social worker again today. I think this will be the fifth time I've seen her.
I'm finding the meetings helpful, but for the last couple, I've left with the feeling that I could have gotten more out of the session. I'm usually tired when I'm there (hell, I'm always tired), and because my sessions come in the middle of a work day, I find that I don't make or have the time to think about what I want to cover until I'm on my way there. So then I get there, and we chat, and it's good, but I feel like it takes most of our time for my brain to really get going, and I often think of things I wish I'd said when I'm on my way to the car or back at work.
Never having done this therapy thing until now, I'm wondering how it works for most people. For those of you who have done this before, do you go to your appointment with specific things on your mind to discuss? Does the therapist come up with topics? Is it a combination?
Also, I had expected "homework" of some kind: coping strategies to try, things to think about. I got that the first week, but haven't since. (I also haven't asked for it.) Is it common to get "assignments," or did I make that up?
Regarding what to discuss, I also often feel like I don't know what I want to discuss. While I feel a fair amount of generalized frustration and sadness with my life, it's hard for me to think of how to turn that into a discussion. Ideas?