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Re: trusting your T Rockerr

Posted by Tabitha on July 9, 2016, at 17:00:09

In reply to Re: trusting your T Tabitha, posted by Rockerr on July 9, 2016, at 13:49:57

> Tabitha you're brilliant and amazing I commend you and admire you for all you've surmounted.
> I agree with everything you've written.

:-) thanks for reading and for the compliment. I don't feel brilliant though, I feel like a big dum-dum for staying stuck in the situation for so long.

> My dilemma is, I also think therapy has such limitations, and can make things worse for people even if it helps some. So my dilemma is that I became a therapist after my being mesmerized by various therapists over the years. Grad school, career change, the whole bit.

Yikes, you're really invested in it. It's almost funny to me-- I considered becoming a T at one point, too. It seemed like the most meaningful aspect of my life, so I started to consider it. I wonder how many T's were long-term clients when they decided to become therapists themselves.

> Now I wonder if I drop therapy and conclude I was not helped by it in important ways and harmed in others and yes helped in some ways too.....can I still be a therapist...and an effective one. I wonder...

What a tough question. There are (hopefully) a lot of therapists that are helpful to a good portion of their clients. But once you acknowledge that therapy can also end up being useless or harmful, would it feel OK to continue to practice?

For me, I think it might have been inevitable that therapy would feel harmful. I didn't have enough self-possession to see it for what it was and navigate the relationship. But I imagine lots of clients lack the necessary self-possession, which is one of the factors driving them to seek help.

I'm interested to hear how things go for you from this point.

 

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