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I Wanted A Therapist, Not A Matchmaker

My therapist revealed the man was his client. He wanted to set us up. Read...
Tracy Strauss    |   05.28.19   |   SHARE
The truth was that going to a group therapy session once a week for eight weeks sounded like a nightmare.

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. In the end, I'm so glad I went! Read...
Gabrielle Sorto    |   09.28.18   |   SHARE
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I’m A Therapist With Mental Illness

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. Read...
Amanda Edwards    |   06.14.18   |   SHARE
Bearing witness to people's pain can test the strength of one's faith in humanity.

3 Things That Break My Heart As A Therapist

I first realized my desire to help people back in P.S. 96 in Da Bronx, where I spent countless hours in 4th grade aching to bring a smile to what I Read...
Sherry Amatenstein, LCSW    |   12.6.16   |   SHARE
I just wasn’t getting signals that I was as safe as I needed to be. Image: Thinkstock.

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

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. Read...
Denarii Monroe    |   07.13.16   |   SHARE
When I left sobbing it wasn’t from a breakthrough — it was out of annoyance and hopelessness. Image: Thinkstock.

The Endless Search For The Right Therapist

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. Read...
Eliana Osborn    |   05.12.16   |   SHARE
I was just a naïve kid who didn't understand what was happening.

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

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, Read...
Renee Fabian    |   04.11.16   |   SHARE
Victim-blaming is never OK — yet it’s a very serious, very real, very prevalent problem.

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

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 Read...
Priscilla Blossom    |   03.4.16   |   SHARE