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Re: Hey...I'm 'spressing myself more Aphrodite

Posted by gardenergirl on June 15, 2005, at 11:22:06

In reply to Re: Hey...I'm 'spressing myself more gardenergirl, posted by Aphrodite on June 11, 2005, at 21:40:24

> Details?

See the birthday woes thread on the Social board. I'd link, but I'm pressed for time at moment. :(
> My T seems to have a bias against anger. He tells me that he doesn't think it's a necessary part of healing. He's not a big fan of 'spressing it. Isn't that a bit unusual for a psychologist?

I'm not sure if this is unusual or not, but I have not heard of it before. Your T is analytical? Or CBT? I forget. I think of anger as another feeling that gives you information about yourself. And I think expressing anger in a responsible way is a good thing. I'm not saying that screaming at someone, especially a loved one, is responsible. But considering the only way I used to express it to my husband wazs in indirect, passive-aggressive ways, I think direct is an improvement.

I've had clients tell me they are angry with me before. I always appreciated this, as it gives me more information about the therapy process and what's going on with the client. I've never had a screaming banshee on my hands, though. And no plate throwing, thank goodness.

My T thinks that I am moving towards becoming more authentic, and that includes angry feelings at times. And he thinks it's the result of going to twice a week therapy. But then he also admits that might be grandiose of him to think that. :) I'm not sure what I think, but it's a reasonable hypothesis.





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