I had negative thoughts circulating in my head like a pair of Mean Girls bullying me. With help, I learned how to stop negative thought loops and handle my anxiety and depression.
For some parents, the notion that their child might benefit from -- or even prefer -- talking to an adult outside the family is surprising and may feel like a rejection. Let me be clear on this matter: A child therapist is never a replacement parent. However, your teenager’s wish to talk to someone else is normal, healthy . . . and wise.
You’ve started seeing a therapist, and it seems to be going well. You’ve been to a session or two, and you feel like you’re headed in a good direction. So…what now?
Therapy isn’t cheap – it takes time, emotional energy, and yes, money. Here are six tips to make sure you’re making the most of all three.
The end of a therapy session can be pretty hectic. You’re trying to squeeze in one last thought, pay, remember your coat, avoid getting distracted by emails when you pull out your phone to schedule the next appointment....
We’d like to suggest a new structure for those last few minutes. Try this to leave your therapy sessions feeling more organized and ready to make the most of the next week.
Therapy also suffers from the idea of “happily ever after.” We believe that if you have a mental health problem, a therapist can fix it and send you on your merry way. The only problem is that mental health does not work like this. Dental work does, to some extent. Even primary physical care. Both those types of medicine focus on fixing your problems and returning you to your normal mode of life. But let’s take a look at why this doesn’t work in therapy.