Daily Archives: April 13, 2019

Do therapists ever have sessions with clients who tell you that you’re not doing a great job and you’re not helping them? How do you feel and what do you do?

Yuya, this is an insightful question that seems to trap most inexperienced therapists. I welcome such communications. It often reveals a benchmark of change when a patient can challenge me. This challenge is exquisitely dangerous to the patient as s/he … Continue reading

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Do therapists ever get severe depression? How do they cope with it?

In a word, yes, we therapists are human and are like everyone else subjected to the vagaries of life: divorce, death, illness, etc. For the better part of my nearly 1/2 century career, I have struggled with the debilitating and … Continue reading

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