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Keep him in proper perspective Shadowplayers721

Posted by just plain jane on September 28, 2004, at 22:37:15

In reply to Re: Dr Phil, abuser, posted by Shadowplayers721 on September 28, 2004, at 20:45:47

I agree with you. Phil is trying to help people help themselves.

The people who go on his show know exactly what they are signing up for, and it's not private therapy, nor is it the most popular approach. It is Dr. Phil McGraw's approach.

We all have the choice to like or not like our Ts. And to change to a different one.

Phil, like every other therapist, is a human being, just like you and I. He is not magical, a miracle worker, or the person in whose hands I want to put my psyche. But neither is any other therapist or psychiatrist, or ANYONE.

My head is my responsibility. My T and Pdoc are the people (emphasize people) with whom I discuss matters of the mind, just as I discuss matters of veterinary medicine with a veterinarian. I also have friends with whom I discuss feelings and thoughts and, well, a great deal of the things I discuss with my T. But I'm not going to surrender my psyche, my identity, if you will, to any of them.

It's nice sometimes to have that professional who has no investment in my life as a friend or family member. The objective T.

And again I ramble on.

jpj


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