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I Wanted A Therapist, Not A Matchmaker

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My therapist revealed the man was his client. He wanted to set us up.

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Why I’m Glad I Went To Group Therapy, Even Though I Was Terrified

The truth was that going to a group therapy session once a week for eight weeks sounded like a nightmare.

The truth was that going to a group therapy session once a week for eight weeks sounded like a nightmare. In the end, I'm so glad I went!

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I’m A Therapist With Mental Illness

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The most valuable thing though, being a therapist with mental illness, is that I get it. I know how desperate you feel to change your life.

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3 Things That Break My Heart As A Therapist

Bearing witness to people's pain can test the strength of one's faith in humanity.

I first realized my desire to help people back in P.S.

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My Therapist Fired Me — And I'm OK With It

I just wasn’t getting signals that I was as safe as I needed to be. Image: Thinkstock.

My therapist of six months — let’s call her L — was letting me go. It was so subtle that I wasn’t even sure what was happening; I had to ask.

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The Endless Search For The Right Therapist

When I left sobbing it wasn’t from a breakthrough — it was out of annoyance and hopelessness. Image: Thinkstock.

I’m not broken by this therapy failure. Jane wasn't the person to help me at this point of my life. Someone else WILL be.

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I Was Sexually Abused By A Teacher — And I'm Still Paying For It. Literally.

I was just a naïve kid who didn't understand what was happening.

I feel I got the short end of the stick because of emotional and financial costs I am still paying for what he did — the grooming, the mind games, the violation of my body and my agency, the disregard for my mental and physical well-being, the purposeful isolation from friends and family. I have already spent a decade in therapy trying to find solid ground, struggling to revive even a shadow of the person I used to be.

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To The Therapist Who Thought It Was OK To Victim-Blame

Victim-blaming is never OK — yet it’s a very serious, very real, very prevalent problem.

As an adult, I’ve experienced more trauma than I ever knew possible. Between multiple sexual assaults, the unexpected death of my first child, the highly traumatic birth of my second child and his subsequent months spent in the NICU, I am often surprised that I am still standing.

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5 Secrets To Good Therapy

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"The therapy experience is as unique as you and the person you are seeing. Unlike the doctor/patient experience, it's not all about science. It's a relationship based on compatibility, communication and trust."

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