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Love my therapist. Is this countertransference?

Love my therapist. Is this countertransference?

Therapist: Your feelings for your therapist are called transference. The therapist's response to your feelings by showing feelings or reactions is called countertransference. ...Read more

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I can't afford a therapist for my anxiety and I would love to try cbt. What is it?

I can't afford a therapist for my anxiety and I would love to try cbt. What is it?

Cognitive Behavioral: CBT is also known as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Often useful for depression and anxiety. Because it is so effective, particularly in conjunction with medication, most clinics offer this form of treatment. You may be able to find a clinic or provider who has a sliding scale. ...Read more

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How dangerous is it for loved ones to try to "directly help" a patient with borderline pd? How much is safe to get involved other than the therapist?

How dangerous is it for loved ones to try to "directly help" a patient with borderline pd? How much is safe to get involved other than the therapist?

Personality Disorder: It sounds like you could benefit from family sessions with the therapist. Talk to the therapist and get their recommendation one way or the other . ...Read more

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Client falling in love with therapist?

Client falling in love with therapist?

Not uncommon: After all, it's nice to have a caring thoughtful person listen to your every word. But clients usually don't know very much about their therapists personally, and so are "in love" in their imagination mainly. Also, therapists are trained & duty-bound not to reciprocate — to maintain professional boundaries. Best to discuss your feelings with your therapist, & use it to learn about yourself. ...Read more

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Is it common for patients to fall in love with their doctor or therapist?

Is it common for patients to fall in love with their doctor or  therapist?

Not uncommon: After all, it's nice to have a caring thoughtful person listen to your every word. But clients usually don't know very much about their therapists personally, and so are "in love" in their imagination mainly. Also, therapists are trained & duty-bound not to reciprocate — to maintain professional boundaries. Best to discuss your feelings with your therapist, & use it to learn about yourself. ...Read more

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Are expensive therapists better?

Sometimes not always: There are fantastic therapists which charge far less than others....But fees are based on expertise, training, experience and sometime location. Licensed psychologists and psychiatrists have more training and generally charge more than other mental health professionals, and this is usually worth it. In-demand therapists are also less likely to sign poor reimbursement rate hmo contracts. ...Read more

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Do i need a therapist for bullying?

Do i need a therapist for bullying?

Yes, either: If you are the bullied, or the bully one; therapy, and maybe psychiatric medication if necessary, should help. Also you may get help thinking of strategies to avoid this in the future and stop this problem. See a dr of your choice. Good luck. ...Read more

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So, you're a music therapist correct?

So, you're a music therapist correct?

??: If this is a question for a specific provider that you are interacting with - then you may need to address this on HealthTap Prime or Concierge. ...Read more

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What does a recreational therapist do?

What does  a recreational therapist do?

Rec therapist: Recreational therapists work with people who have either disabilities or illnesses through recreational activities & /or provide other therapeutic assistance. ...Read more

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Can a therapist legally charge you for cancellations?

Yes: There might be specific programs that don't allow it - but in general - yes. ...Read more