The worst thing about depression is that it makes you believe things that aren’t true
If you have a history of mental illness like me, chances are you’ve had several therapists over the years. Maybe you’ve had dozens. I’ve told my troubles, at various times, to psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and others whose professional qualifications I can’t even remember.
People say it’s hard to find a good therapist, and I think that’s true. On balance, most of the therapists I’ve seen have not been particularly good, at least for me. I find some of them don’t listen well, some talk too much, and other offer advice that I don’t find useful.
However, in looking back I can see that even the therapists whom I thought were useless usually said at least one thing that was helpful, one thing that I remember now years later. What they said didn’t make a big impression on me at the time, but now I recognize it as wisdom, that…
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