Don’t be afraid to break up with your therapist. They’ll understand.
As you may have surmised by now, I’m actually a big believer in therapy. I’ve suffered from mental health issues (mostly anxiety and depression) for the better part of forty years, so I’ve seen a LOT of therapists. Some of them have been helpful, and some not so helpful. Everyone looks for something a little different in their therapist. I want a therapist to be more like a close friend than a doctor, which can be challenging because I don’t have many close friends.
The “bad therapist” i’m thinking about today actually wasn’t bad at all – he just was more like a doctor than a friend (not his fault). But he taught me a couple of things:
Treat your depression like a medical condition
and don’t be afraid to get a new therapist
This guy (whom I’ll call Steven, because that’s his name) is a psychiatrist, and I was…
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