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Re: Can A Therapist Really Be Objective?

Posted by Daisym on June 27, 2008, at 20:50:49

In reply to Re: Can A Therapist Really Be Objective? Rigby, posted by Dinah on June 27, 2008, at 17:25:53

I think this question comes up for every professional that provides a service. I evaluate kids and yes, my agency makes money when we provide weekly therapy. But I would never recommend services for a child/family who didn't need it. So the ethics of the professional or agency need to be above board and without question.

But I'm not sure I want my therapist to be completely objective. I want him to believe whole-heartly in the therapy process and to believe that we can all benefit from it. Otherwise, only "mentally ill" folks need therapy - instead of those seeking a deeper clarity about their life and their choices. (which is not to say that I'm not well aware of my own pathology.) Therapy can be on again/off again useful for many reasons.

I agree with Dinah. It is more about how you feel and what you need. Therapy is expensive, not only in dollars, but in time, energy and emotionally. It should not be undertaken lightly. But I can say, without doubt, it has been the hardest and best thing I've ever done for myself.

 

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