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How do therapists feel about their patient skipping sessions? Does it annoy them?

Of course, when you are a private practitioner who’s livelihood depends on collecting fees for service it can be annoying, but shouldn’t. If you have a cancelation policy, the patient will have already agreed to pay for non-rescheduled or failed … Continue reading

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Do therapists ever cry over their patients

I’m not sure this will answer your question as your inquiry was rather broad. I will say this: I have very often while listening to a patient’s awful circumstances in the present or past will leave me with tears in … Continue reading

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How Serious Are Hallucinations…?

Hallucinations are generally quite serious. They represent the extreme measures these people had to cope with early in life. At some point, most kids who go onto developing psychotic symptomology including hallucinations do so as they are more often than … Continue reading

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As a survivor of narcissistic abuse, I sometimes feel destroyed by a negative comment. How do you tell the difference between healthy and unhealthy criticism?

Mark Maginn Add Question As a survivor of narcissistic abuse, I sometimes feel destroyed by a negative comment. How do you tell the difference between healthy and unhealthy criticism? Mark Maginn Mark Maginn, Psychotherapist, poet, memoirist, blogger, (2012-present) Answered just … Continue reading

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(From Quora) Why is there not more help for those with borderline personality disorder, (BPD)? These people hide their diagnoses. My last girlfriend was diagnosed and screamed in denial after reading this site.

That’s a very timely and pertinent question, Rachel. Mental health services are under attack at the fed, state and local level with many mental health centers shuttered as politicians decide that tax revenue needs to be kicked up to those … Continue reading

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(From Quora) Is narcissism a real problem and how can therapy help

Narcissism is a broad category that runs from healthy narcissism, pride in one’s work, for example, the abnormal such as paranoia. Paranoia may seem a rather odd manifestation of deranged narcissism but think of it like this: how much narcissism … Continue reading

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Why is making friends so exhausting when you have borderline personality disorder?

Because, primarily, the person suffering from this disorder is so very sensitive to any signs of rejection. This ravening fear often borders on paranoia and all to often breeches that frontier. In my experience in treatment with those who suffer … Continue reading

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How do I know if my problems are real or downplayed by me

How do I know if I subconsciously downplay my problems or if they are real? Mark Maginn Mark Maginn, Psychotherapist, poet, memoirist, blogger, (2012-present) Answered just now Fascinating question. Not sure, but how about talking over a couple of your … Continue reading

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What will you do if you are sad? (Quora)

Hold still and feel the sadness; get to know it; don’t push it away; befriend it. This will not only lessen the feeling but will allow the person the time and space to resolve it. By this I mean that … Continue reading

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What will you do if you are sad? (Quora)

Hold still and feel the sadness; get to know it; don’t push it away; befriend it. This will not only lessen the feeling but will allow the person the time and space to resolve it. By this I mean that … Continue reading

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