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Re: Forever therapy Ilene

Posted by fallsfall on July 14, 2003, at 12:25:39

In reply to Re: Forever therapy fallsfall, posted by Ilene on July 13, 2003, at 23:28:23

> After following the link to the site about cyber-stalking I can see why your therapist got upset. However...she probably has an unlisted phone number, or at the least she doesn't list her home address.
She took appropriate measures with everything except her email address. I found the rest because I was creative and unrelenting.

> I'm beginning to wonder if psychotherapy is a good idea. (I've never gotten much out of it.) Seems like many people become *more* dependent rather than less.
Personally, I was dependent to begin with. But I would say, after 8 1/2 years I am not less dependent.

> I also wonder about the motivations of therapists. I think many of them go into psychology because they're a little nutty themselves. To put a more postitive spin on it, they got interested in the field because they wished to understand themselves.
No clue! I could never be a therapist - I don't know what "normal" is...

> The last therapist I tried wanted me to paste "affirmations" on my bathroom mirror. If an affirmation is any better than a magical incantation, I'll affirm myself into a happy, charming, talented 21-yr-old genius, heiress, and beauty queen. Why go for mere mental health when you can have it all?
> Ilene

Really - go for it! My previous therapist was CBT, so I could see her suggesting affirmations. I learned some good skills from her. My new therapist is Psychodynamic (I don't think he'll suggest affirmations). I intellectualize everything. I'm hoping he can get below the intellectual level and that changes can take place that way.




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