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How can i tell my parents i want to see a therapist?

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Dr. Jason Berman
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Be honest: It is great that you are interested in helping yourself by expressing your feelings with a therapist. If your parents love you, then they will want to help you heal and grow. If that means going to a psychologist or therapist, then ask directly. Say that you have thought about it and you think that talking to someone would help. I wish you well. You can find a psychologist here: locator.Apa.Org.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how to see a therapist without my parents finding out?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Takao Ohnuma
Medical Oncology 64 years experience
Depending on: Answer to this question is depending on your situation. If you are living alone or with your spouse, and not with your parents. you are free to go see a physician (with your own will). I do not see any reason you have to have a permission. On the other hand, if you live with your parent and you are their dependent, It would be more courteous to discuss your intention with your parents.
A 36-year-old member asked:

How to tell my parents i want to do therapist sessions.?

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Depends : On your relationship with them. If their reaction will be overwhelming or prevent you from receiving the much needed help, consider starting therapy and discuss with the therapist how to inform parents

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