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Therapists Have Therapy Too

One thing that often surprises me is when a therapy user comments on how they admire the therapist because they must never get overwhelmed by the common issues or problems the rest of humanity experiences.

The times I’ve heard people tell me, “I wish I was like you, you are so calm and together.” As much as I appreciate the compliment, that isn’t always true.

I’ve been through psychotherapy before. As a trainee years and years ago, I was required to do at least a year of therapy. And although when I went into therapy I thought I didn’t have any issues to talk about and thought myself self-aware, I soon learned how easy it is fooling oneself.

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Therapists Have Therapy Too

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  1. This article help me to finally gave up and seek a psychologist. Im a PhD clinical Psychology student (4year). Althought my profesors told us tha is good to us as human beings and future psychologist seek therapy i have my doubts and why hide it iwas ashame. But now i will seek for a therapist. Thanks

  2. Hello therapist,

    I fully agree with you.I think that one can not help another one if the former had not been through the same problem.So,a therapist should have faced therapy.

  3. I found this article to be informative. However, I think it is imperative to remember that the therapist that the therapist has seen has limitations and possible pieces of her own life that has not been completely resolved. In all my years, I can tell you that there are always elements of past hurdles that seem to continuously either resurface or are so fragmented and layered that it truly takes a lifetime to unveil all and everything. That being said, I am in total agreement that the therapist needs to begin resolving her past as well as her present but to keep in mind that therapy changes and the very good therapy that you are receiving today may be the absolute scoffed at therapy in ten or twenty years. Peace and serenity begins with looking at myself and how I treat the easiest that I can abuse or neglect with dignity and respect. This is typically those who are closest to you.


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