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10 Secrets Your Therapist Won’t Tell You

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  1. The profound uselessness of the entire profession, is summed up by the secret “we are not giving advice ask your friends, if you want advice”. I am in engineering we give advice.

  2. I liked the way you worded the title to grab attention of your readers. While I agreed with most of what you said, I’m not sure I would go so far as to say any licensed and paneled therapist is a good fit. There are bad therapists out there who don’t get good sell-care, don’t seek supervision when they should, and take on more than they can handle at times. In any profession you have people who are more effective than others. Sometimes a therapist has more experience in one niche than another therapist so it is important to consider all of these things when selecting a therapist.

  3. I have gone to a few therapists and I feel that they were counterproductive. I was a teenager and my mom was making me go. The reasons that she wanted me to go were social conflicts. There were a couple of peer groups that I used to go to and there were some irreconcilable differences, and a lot of bullying. In other words, the groups did not work out for me. My mom felt that this was a legit reason to go to counseling. Anytime I would say that I did not want to go to said event or group they would always “demand” that I give a reason, then they would justify whether it was reasonable. In my eyes, they did not give a damn about how I felt. Plus, I felt that it was counterproductive and pointless to talk to strangers who in a reality setting would never be able to back me up or side with me. That is why the first point is true-therapists are not your friend. So how can they really understand my situation when they have never witnessed what I was going through?

    Therapists need to be careful about how they try to diagnose a patient, especially if the client is there because of social conflicts or stress management. To me, those matters do not call for a diagnosis or to get drugged up. One therapist did try that. He had me talk to there staff nurse and she gave a me a sample of I think it was Paxil. All it did was make me have insomnia and irritability. I have to wonder if that is what they were going for. I stopped taking it and told them that it is not worth jeopardizing my daily functions, and that it won’t make me tolerable about a social conflict. That I am sure was unethical and maybe even illegal to just give me a sample of a medication.

    I am sure that there are some legitimate therapists out there, but I have been to some bad ones, and for that reason, I do not take a lot of stock in therepists, period.

  4. i need an answer.my therapist gives me positive stroke,but i can not believe on her,its my problem,i want to believe but i can not.She told me that in psychotherapy there is no false stroke.is it true?

  5. Hey guys, i really hope this is something like a very sarcastic joke. if therapists in america are like this, i think they are a product of your hypercapitalism…we in germany learn to be transparent, direct and honest to our patients…most of these “secrets” a therapist would definitely tell his or her patients…

  6. Im beginning to not trust therapist. I decided about two months ago that i needed to go on a short term disability from work about two months ago because i was going through some serious anxieties. My original plan was to be on leave for about a month and a half. Well toward my desired end of my leave, i went on to tell my therapist that i was ready to go back to work and her response was nothing but apprehension and recommend that i take an additional week, attend group therapies through out the week at the hospital and come back by the end of the week to discuss it further. Well, the end of the week comes, she decides she needs to postpone the appointment for the following tuesday because she has a dental emergency. The next week comes, she postpones the appointment for the next monday because shes going into dental surgery to have her teeth fixed. I am so pissed off. There is alot of things i am missing at my job and if i dont get back yo worl by early next week, i am going to miss some important deadlines which will impact my work schedule for the next 6 months. I will be really pissed if this bird therapist of mine decides to not release me back to work next week because i feel that this bitch is abusing her fucking authority. I had an idea she was a controlling bitch a couple of years ago when i went on leave and told her i was ready to go back after a year and a half because how she tried to orchestrate everything.Its pathetic when you decide to see a therapist for help and they decide to get crafty and controlling over your life just because you have a mental diagnoses. I feel totally fucking powerless right now, meanwhile Im broke as fucking hell struggling to pay my bills on my work disabilty money. I am totally not in the same place mentally as i was at the beginning of this leave. Who does the bitch think she is trying to tell me otherwise. Mental health professionals are scum. They make you think you can trust them, meanwhile your just a fucking puppet and they are the puppetmaster. If this creep therapist does not release me to my job next week, my contract with this woman is over and i am taking my business somewhere else. Its sad, this is about the only amount of power i do have. I wish i could sue this bitch. I certainly will be reporting her ass if she fucks my shit up.

  7. Well this was fckn h̶e̶l̶p̶f̶u̶l̶ depressing 😒

  8. I don’t know whether or not I can help you is very important. Many factors play into therapy/help. Some therapist are fine but that does not mean they can help you and your specifics needs/issues/diagnoses.
    Some therapists like their job but are burnt out. Some therapists are OK with their job but would rather do something else. Some therapists don’t like people anymore but really wan to make $150-$250 hr and will gladly see you — they don’t think they cannot help you. They think they are worth it and enjoy their big house and elegant lifestyle.

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