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Top 10 Misguided Perceptions of Therapy

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  1. Very good article.
    Therapy is to encourage you to have insight into yourself and to adapt your behavior and thinking to a healthier place. And a lot of people have NO insight.
    I’ve had therapy off and on since 1977. Getting therapy is a part of the strength that has helped survive as long as one has. Too many people can’t see that.
    I’ve heard of most of those misconceptions. Until there was mental health parity, people got ‘cured’ in three sessions. Insurance made sure of that. But it usually takes years and sometimes different therapists with different techniques to help. I’ve been very lucky. I’ve had mostly great therapists. I still have some problems but I can work them out myself or with the support I do have.
    No, your therapist will not be your ‘bestie’. I know someone that thought just that way. It was very strange to hear that. Still, recently it is easier to get some reciprocal sharing. That is certainly part of the peer support provider toolbox.

 

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