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Re: CBT Therapy and Hypochondria

Posted by Emily Elizabeth on December 3, 2004, at 10:37:47

In reply to Re: CBT Therapy and Hypochondria, posted by dawnfawn on December 3, 2004, at 8:00:37

I must say that I chuckled when you said that the problem was that the therapist was too young--she's 10 years older than I am (I'm working toward my PhD in psych). Anyway, I had a few thoughts...

IMHO, CBT works very well for certain people, but is a bad fit for others. My 1st therapist was CBT and I felt like we missed so much. She said that I was better after 11 sessions. I started therapy up 1.5yrs later and i have been working w/ my current T for 3.5 yrs! Clearly there was a lot of stuff that the CBT did not get to!! So this is a long way of saying that it was a bad fit for me. I am much more of a "feeling" person than an analytical person, if you know what I mean.

CBT also works best for the people who really believe in it. If you don't think that this approach can help you, then it won't. You should find someone who works from another framework. Or maybe you can give it another month, put your all into it, and then re-evaluate if it is helpful or not.

My guess is that it isn't the T, especially if she was trained by Beck. i don't really know enough of the situation to say for sure, but it's my hunch. Hope that some of this is helpful!





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