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Is This Ethical?

In the article “When the Therapist’s Behavior Is Confusing”  I talk about situations when people aren’t sure if their therapists are being helpful or if they even know what they are doing. Other common scenario is when the client starts questioning the therapist’s actions beyond the areas of competence or professional judgment. They start questioning

 
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Can Therapy Become an Addiction?

When you are in therapy there is a pretty good chance that at some point you will find yourself wondering if therapy has become more of an addiction than an actual therapeutic experience. If you have already found yourself in this situation,

 
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Is it Real or Just Transference?

I want to address a major confusion people usually have about transference, which has to do with not understanding how it is different from “real” feelings, because somehow there is a notion that transference and real feelings are two different things. They are not. Just because feelings in a

 
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What not to Hope For When Considering Therapy

It is important to set realistic hopes and expectations for therapy while you are in a process of searching for the right therapist who would match your needs. From my personal experience and after listening to the stories of others, I’ve got the impression that much disappointment and even harm in therapy can be avoided simply

 
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