Posted by Dinah on April 3, 2007, at 13:03:42
In reply to is therapy really useful?, posted by wishingstar on April 3, 2007, at 12:56:15
Don't underestimate understanding. It's the first stage of change.
My therapist isn't big on insight, and I usually feel like I bring them to him, not vice versa. I likely wouldn't be thinking as much about the things between sessions if I weren't in therapy.
I know therapy has helped me in the long run, although at times it made me worse I think, becoming a crisis in itself. It'd be hard to point out the exact moments how. I think gradually I have aborbed some of the things he's told me for so long and that I initially rejected. So that in the long run he's helped shape how I think about things. And the most important thing to me personally was the fact that he steadfastly supported all of me, and appreciated all aspects of me.