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Re: therapist revelations Newcomer

Posted by fallsfall on August 21, 2003, at 14:50:20

In reply to Re: therapist revelations, posted by Newcomer on August 21, 2003, at 14:27:33

That sounds like it was difficult. I would think that you would also have the option of seeing a different therapist to work it through. I had a painful transference, and my therapist didn't seem to understand what was happening. I switched therapists, and very quickly (6 weeks and again today - 2 months) I had the same transference with him. The difference is that he is a Psychodynamic therapist - they "do" transference, where as my old therapist was CBT. I'm not saying CBT therapists can't do transference, but it is not their focus like it is for the Psychodynamic therapists. What kind of therapy was your therapist doing?

My only other comment is that they can't help if they don't know what is going on. Somehow (and this can be really hard) you have to find a way to trust them.

Good luck. This stuff is really hard.

 

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