To be effective, therapy requires your active participation, effort, and perseverance, both in session and between sessions. It is important for you to provide input about problem areas you’d like to work on. Your feedback about the topics being discussed and techniques being used will help your psychologist tailor therapy to your needs. Your psychologist may provide books, articles, or handouts to help you learn as much as possible about the problems you are experiencing. Your psychologist may also suggest “homework” exercises to do between sessions, in order to further explore certain issues or practice making changes in your life. You may find it helpful to bring a notebook or electronic recording device (e.g., iPad) to sessions, as you will probably want to make note of important ideas discussed during sessions.