“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
If you are someone who has been traumatized in therapy, it might be difficult to get help. Traumatic experience in therapy might make you hesitant to seek professional help again in the first place, but, even if you break through natural fear of getting hurt again, it would be a hell of a task to find
If you Google the word “gaslighting,” here is what comes out as its definition: manipulate (someone) by psychological means into questioning their own sanity. Unfortunately, gaslighting (or in other words, crazymaking), is not an uncommon occurrence in therapy.