Therapy has both benefits and challenges and here is some that I have encountered within my work:
Increase self- awareness
Improve ability to communicate within interpersonal relationships
Opportunity to practice new ways of communicating
Uncover your own insights/inner wisdom
Space to express oneself in an honest way
Carved out time for YOU to work towards change and acceptance
Ability to explore range of emotions in a non-judgmental and safe space.
Increase energy and zest for life.
Let go of ineffective guilt/shame
Improve ability to cope with stressors
Learn ways to engage in self care
Learn ways to love oneself, develop self compassion, identify positive self attributes
Begin the process of healing from trauma and/or stressful events in life.
Learn and practice ways to set boundaries with others.
Uncover your passion/calling in life is and taking steps to reach it
Improve sleep and decrease restlessness
Shift in dynamics in relationships
Recognize truth around when to let go of people and relationships that don’t serve you
Can bring up painful feelings/experiences that may feel like too much at times
Not leaving therapy every time feeling "happy"
Take a look into one's internal self and ways of being in world
Learn about one's responsibility and role person plays in relation to others
Awareness of how schemas/beliefs one has learned/internalized growing up may not be congruent with self now.
Family/friends/partners may struggle with adapting to your changing self
Building trust & developing rapport with therapist
Prior experience in therapy that wasn't positive or not the right fit with fear to try again
Being assertive with your therapist of what you like and don't like in therapy.