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Re: cost/benefit analysis of therapy?

Posted by Medusa on February 16, 2004, at 5:48:48

In reply to Re: cost/benefit analysis of therapy?, posted by pegasus on February 16, 2004, at 1:48:31

> Well, I think the cost/benefit analysis will always depend to a certain extent on your finances and your particular issues.

AND on the therapist and the approach.

I've been to therapists where it was really clear that I would benefit by spending the money in another way. One I quit seeing when I realized the same amount of money could get me out of the city every weekend, and +that+ felt better and had a more positive effect on my work-week.

Right now I'm in therapy that costs a lot (out of pocket) and it's making profound changes, as P describes. I've been around, to lots of different therapists, and I know I wouldn't be getting these results from psychotherapy. In the long run, I'm convinced that the changes going on now will save and earn me far more money than I'm paying out.

While you're shopping around for and interviewing therapists, be sure to include a couple of short-term / solution-oriented systems ones in the mix. Talk therapy /analysis can be fascinating, but if you're looking for the biggest bang for your buck, it might not be the best option.




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