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Mental health

What do you people think about therapy?
Has it worked for you?
Honest opinions pls
JustNik · 51-55, F
I think it’s important to remember that therapists are human, too. They can be very helpful when you find the right fit, but just like any other circumstance, it can take some time to find that. I’ve experienced good, bad, and essentially useless to my needs, but the good made me grateful I hadn’t discounted the whole idea just because I’d had some less than ideal experience before. Best of luck to you!
OldBrit · 61-69, M
It worked for me. Finding the therapist that fits for you is vital. I've been both sides having trained as a therapist too and all too often I felt the client wasn't really going to engage with me sadly. So if you're going to do it throw yourself fully into it.
ArishMell · 70-79, M
It depends so much on the individual and what the therapy is for, and also how well therapist and patient work together.

I have had three sessions over the years, and one did not work because what the therapist wanted me to do, failed. She seemed to think I had something in my background I did not want to release, but I doubted it then and do so in hindsight.
I’ve been in therapy for 14 years. I’ve basically tried every type of therapy there is. I’m currently undergoing psychotherapy. It’s too early to tell if it’s working. Intensive CBT was by far the worst I’ve ever had, it was absolute torture
DiegoWolfe · 36-40
you need to be ready to do therapy for it to work for you. If you are not comfortable, or not ready to dig into your past you won't find help in therapy
It has been very helpful to me, but you need a bit luck finding a therapist who is compatible with you. Not every therapist can help everyone.
Freetime · 56-60, M
It has worked for me, but I had to find the right therapist first. I believe there are more bad ones than good ones.
soulshadow · 36-40, M
Its ok.. depends on the therapist though. They are people.. and we don't always vibe with every kind of person.
WhateverWorks · 36-40
If I’d met a counselor sooner who specialized in attachment theory and trauma it would have been. It’s important to find someone you click with, who has the background in what you need and is willing to adapt.

Partner said it helped him immensely though and that he was a very different before he got help with his stuff.
It [i]has[/i] worked for me. It's so important to find the "right" therapist.
I've been led astray by some who have had their own agendas to work out. There are therapists who sometimes need more help than their clients.

But, in general, I think therapy is very good.
thenormalkindofcrazy · 31-35, M
Therapy is very hit or miss, and while you need to find the right therapist and treatment for you, often times you aren't in the mindset to be patient. So for me, it's done way more harm than good, and I don't feel like trying another 10 therapists.
Subsumedpat · 36-40, M
So depends on what is going on. Therapy will probably be of some help with anything but some things can't be fixed, some things can only be fixed with other treatments like drugs for example.
Ceinwyn · 26-30, F
I don’t know anyone who’s had therapy. I hear it’s very common in the US. Maybe they can give you some helpful advice.
AlchemyFox · 36-40, F
I haven't found it helpful unfortunately. But I think that is because I haven't found a therapist I click with.
CrazyMusicLover · 31-35
I've never tried it and would like to but I've been procrastinating it for a year now. 😅
Thevy29 · 41-45, M
When I needed it most, I was left without. So I adopted a dog instead.
ShadowDancer · 41-45, M
Therapy is ggo9od, it's has made me less Mental
Flenflyys · 31-35, F
I like some types more than others
thepreposterouspanda · 36-40, M
Not particularly, nope.
Sandrasmith101 · 36-40, F
It worked for a friend.......
I think private psychiatrists/psychologists are more helpful at least from my experience, irrespective of what treatment is available/recommended.
Renaci · 36-40
Well we see what happens when there is no treatment at all.

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