Anons who have gone to therapy, did it actuslly help?

I've been thinking of starting but I dont want to waste the little money I have in something that im not sure will work, did it help you guys or is a self help book as good as therapy?

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >is a self help book as good as therapy?
    No.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah bro talking in circles with some israelite within the framework of their ethnic pseudoscience is a great idea, you should definitely walk out of there happy and perfectly healthy

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Please go away

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I mean it's not as good, but if you don't have the money for therapy you could start there.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I went through the loss of my family unit as my dad had an affair and left my Mom after having what I’d consider an extremely amazing childhood, then the suicide of my Mom and was in a deep dark depression for 3 years, then the loss of a 10 year relationship after those three years.
    I never got over my Mom’s death in that time, then piled on the relationship stuff.
    I laid on my couch barely eating, not showering, not doing anything at all for literally two months straight. I had no hope, no desire for hope, I was apathetic to myself and the world.

    I reached out to my sister for the first time since our Mom’s death and told her that I felt like shit. I posted on LULZ telling people I felt like shit. I clearly didn’t want to feel like shit but didn’t know what else to do other than tell people I get like shit.

    Eventually my sister found a therapist that took my insurance and scheduled an appointment for me.
    I had no hope or expectations going into that and I made it very clear to my therapist how I felt.
    She was a new grad finishing her hours, I was one of her first 5 patients I think.
    She saved my life. Not that I was going to die or an hero, because I honestly had never considered that to be an option ever. But she helped me learn to live again.
    She helped me so much and I feel so indebted to her. I’m finally happy again. Much happier than I ever remember myself being before at any point in my life.
    I started seeing her in February of this year and our last appointment before she finished her hours was in the beginning of July.

    It can help. I think there are a lot of bad therapists out there though that give the entire practice a bad name. My therapist specialized in CBT/DBT and I’ve heard other people also have responded well to this therapy approach.

    They don’t solve your problems, they give you the tools and lenses to address them yourself.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Therapists are drug salesmen. You don't need them. Read philosophy and overcome your problems yourself.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Retard who doesn’t know the difference between therapist and psychiatrist.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        It's all the same nonsense.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          No it's not you dumb mother fucker

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    it only helps if theres a good dynamic between therapist and patient. meaning the therapist is highly intelligent and can learn your ways and pose the right questions. and then on the patient's end the ability to be honest and vulnerable is necessary

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This. I’m

      I went through the loss of my family unit as my dad had an affair and left my Mom after having what I’d consider an extremely amazing childhood, then the suicide of my Mom and was in a deep dark depression for 3 years, then the loss of a 10 year relationship after those three years.
      I never got over my Mom’s death in that time, then piled on the relationship stuff.
      I laid on my couch barely eating, not showering, not doing anything at all for literally two months straight. I had no hope, no desire for hope, I was apathetic to myself and the world.

      I reached out to my sister for the first time since our Mom’s death and told her that I felt like shit. I posted on LULZ telling people I felt like shit. I clearly didn’t want to feel like shit but didn’t know what else to do other than tell people I get like shit.

      Eventually my sister found a therapist that took my insurance and scheduled an appointment for me.
      I had no hope or expectations going into that and I made it very clear to my therapist how I felt.
      She was a new grad finishing her hours, I was one of her first 5 patients I think.
      She saved my life. Not that I was going to die or an hero, because I honestly had never considered that to be an option ever. But she helped me learn to live again.
      She helped me so much and I feel so indebted to her. I’m finally happy again. Much happier than I ever remember myself being before at any point in my life.
      I started seeing her in February of this year and our last appointment before she finished her hours was in the beginning of July.

      It can help. I think there are a lot of bad therapists out there though that give the entire practice a bad name. My therapist specialized in CBT/DBT and I’ve heard other people also have responded well to this therapy approach.

      They don’t solve your problems, they give you the tools and lenses to address them yourself.

      and she was able and to ask the most poignant questions and help me reframe so many things.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Therapy take many months to actually work
    I went to psychologist, it felt bad, people say you need to find one that works to you, not everyone is suitable for you.

    Psychiatrists on the other hand, any can do the work. They barely talk to you (my experience, I just met two or three) and they give you drugs. Drugs can work if you have a problem like schizophrenia, but if you are just anxious or depressed, maybe you need more than drugs, even more than a psychiatrist and in this case the psychologist will be a better choice. Drugs like antidepressants take some time before they work, but they don't give you happiness they just don't let you feel "sad" (sometimes you don't even feel anything and that's the worst sensation)

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Does anyone have that pic without the caption?

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You basically have to shop around. I found one and she worked wonders and helped me realize I've had crippling ADHD my whole life, she gave me a lot of information on how to cope with it without medicine and also the information my PCP needed to get me on Adderall.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Like most things change comes from within, not from without. If you have life goals and you're motivated to achieve them but have some mental issues holding you back, a therapist could be a necessary component or give you new perspective.

    Something to keep in mind is therapists are expensive and they have a financial incentive to keep you coming back. An actual good therapist would talk with you about your goals and set up some sort of clear action plan that will effectively end therapy with them as they work with you to achieve your mental/emotional goals. But in practice I've yet to see someone have a therapist change their life who wasn't already going to change their life on their own.

    If you're being forced to do therapy or you're not actually 100% motivated to change your life with or without a therapist therapy is useless. If you're one of the posters here who asks questions and disregards any answer that requires you to take uncomfortable action, therapy is a waste of money.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just go to confession homosexual and make the priest tell you your a good person or a bad person then absolve you don't have to pay a grand a month to some hebrew

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Therapy is by definition painful - you have to think about things that are unpleasant. So it can only work if you let it, if you are brave enough to follow the shrink's guidance into ideas you at first don't want to think about.

Your email address will not be published.