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Re: Therapist Orientation? CBT or psychodynamic? naiad

Posted by gardenergirl on January 6, 2004, at 18:24:27

In reply to Re: Therapist Orientation? CBT or psychodynamic?, posted by naiad on January 6, 2004, at 11:40:35


> I am still struggling with my analysis-leaning therapist who wants me to free-associate. I have a hard time with this process because I have been a thinker for so long. I carefully guard my feelings.
>
> I just wish that I was a better client and able to let my guard down more.


Please don't get down on yourself for feeling guarded in therapy. I personally don't believe there are "good" or "bad" clients. We all have our own comfort level with opening up to others, and it takes time to feel safe in a therapy relationship. Perhaps talking with your therapist about how you are still uncomfortable may help.

Take care,
g

 

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