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  • Writer's pictureYvette E. McDonald, LCSW-QS

Reflective Journal Questions for "Discovering Your Inner Why: Exploring the Power of Therapy"

Remember, journaling is a personal and introspective process, so feel free to explore these questions at your own pace and in a way that resonates with your individual experience.

  1. Clarifying Your Purpose:

  • What initially inspired you to consider therapy as a path to personal growth?

  • Reflect on your current goals and expectations for therapy. How have they evolved since you began this journey?

  • Are there specific areas of your life that you aim to explore or improve through therapy?

  1. Empowerment and Agency:

  • In what ways do you feel empowered by actively engaging in your therapeutic journey?

  • Can you recall a specific instance where recognizing your "Why" shifted your perspective from a passive participant to an active contributor in your healing process?

  • How has this sense of empowerment influenced your daily life outside of therapy sessions?

  1. Tailoring Your Therapeutic Approach:

  • How would you describe your unique motivations for seeking therapy?

  • Have you communicated your "Why" to your therapist, and if so, how has it influenced the therapeutic process?

  • In what ways do you envision your therapist tailoring their approach to align with your specific needs and goals?

  1. Measuring Progress:

  • Reflect on your initial motivations for seeking therapy. How have they evolved or deepened over time?

  • Are there specific milestones or changes you've observed that align with your initial "Why"?

  • How do you currently measure your progress in therapy against your original goals and intentions?

  1. Integration of Learnings:

  • Consider the insights and coping mechanisms you've gained through therapy. How do they align with your defined "Why"?

  • In what practical ways have you applied therapeutic learnings to your daily life?

  • Are there areas where you still encounter challenges in integrating these learnings, and if so, how might your "Why" guide you through those challenges?

  1. Future Reflection:

  • As you contemplate your "Why" in therapy, consider how it might evolve in the future. Are there aspects of your journey that you anticipate will become more prominent or take on new meanings?

Remember to approach these journaling questions with an open mind and a willingness to explore your thoughts and feelings. Journaling is a personal and evolving process, so feel free to revisit these questions periodically as your therapeutic journey unfolds.


As a counselor and writer navigating the intricate landscape of neurodiversity with both autism and ADHD, my professional journey is a testament to the strength that comes from embracing diverse perspectives. Through the lens of my own experiences, I strive to illuminate the beauty and resilience inherent in neurodivergent individuals. As a counselor, I am committed to providing a safe and inclusive space, where the nuances of neurodiversity are not just understood but celebrated. In my writing, I aim to bridge gaps in understanding, fostering a broader dialogue that promotes acceptance and appreciation for the rich tapestry of human cognition. My dual roles as a counselor and writer converge in a passion for advocacy, championing the rights and unique strengths of neurodivergent individuals. In every word and session, I aspire to contribute to a world that recognizes and values the diverse ways we experience and navigate the world.


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