Emotional Abuse in Therapy

I’ve already talked about a great deal of denial in the mental health community about abuse of clients that takes place in therapy much more often than professionals would like to admit. The available information on the subject is very scarce, and, mostly, the only type of abuse of clients that gets some minimal attention is sexual abuse when  Continue reading “Emotional Abuse in Therapy”

Abuse of Clients in Therapy

It would be an understatement to say that abuse in therapy is a taboo topic among professionals. The ignorance about the extent of client abuse by therapists goes beyond just not talking about it in professional circles, there is a complete denial that such phenomena exists. The most common response you would get Continue reading “Abuse of Clients in Therapy”

Does Your Therapist Say You Need to Get Worse Before You Get Better?

“Sometimes you get worse before you get better” is one of the cliches mostly used in psychodynamic therapy.

I heard those words from my therapists every time I complained about feeling worse, and many therapy clients have heard the same idea. It might have been expressed slightly differently but it carried the same message, which is that healing can start only when people face their pain and deal with it.  Continue reading “Does Your Therapist Say You Need to Get Worse Before You Get Better?”