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One day when I went to therapy, my therapist asked how my depression was. Though, she never mentioned before that I had it or if I was diagnosed with it. By her saying this, is she basically saying I have some form of depression?

A:  Be more direct. By her asking the question it certainly is implied that you have symptoms of depression. Ask your therapist straight up what your diagnosis is and her plan for working with you. This can be a very helpful conversation to begin.

Wishing you patience and peace,
Dr. Dan
Proof Positive Blog @ PsychCentral

Diagnosis?

Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP

Dan Tomasulo Ph.D., TEP, MFA, MAPP teaches Positive Psychology in the graduate program of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Columbia University, Teachers College and works with Martin Seligman, the Father of Positive Psychology in the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Director of the New York Certification in Positive Psychology for the Open Center in New York City and on faculty at New Jersey City University. Sharecare has honored him as one of the top 10 online influencers on the topic of depression. For more information go to: http://www.dare2behappy.com/. He also writes for Psych Central's Ask the Therapist column and the Proof Positive blog.

APA Reference
Tomasulo, D. (2018). Diagnosis?. Psych Central. Retrieved on June 24, 2018, from https://psychcentral.com/ask-the-therapist/2018/03/13/diagnosis/

 

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