"What No One Tells You About Therapy." - Article by Robert Oleskevich
This article is a must read! Deciding to go to therapy is an important event, and it helps to know the truth about what it is and what it is not. I like that the author is able to break down the common myths surrounding therapy. As a therapist, I have heard stories about clients trying to find the right therapist and feeling unsatisfied with outcomes. It can feel like an uphill battle to find someone with whom you can connect and feel comfortable with. I have been on both sides as a therapist and client, and I think it helps to understand that therapists are not perfect know-it-alls or "fixers". Therapists are normal humans that happen to have a knack for helping others. We use our training and expertise to "help you understand how you're interpreting these problems, what you're doing to manage them effectively (or ineffectively), and then help you acquire new perspectives, skills, and tools so you can start feeling better" (Oleskevich). When all of this comes together, it can be a beautiful thing!
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