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This is probably a dumb question. But can anger issues be treated with medicin or something? Or do you need to go to a therapist?
Both: Depends on the underlying reason for the anger. Could be from depression, concussions, personality conflicts, amongst other things. Many times a combination of medications & therapy works best. First you need a good evaluation to figure out what's going on. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some possibilities..: Less guilt, less self-condemnation more freedom increased energy more optimism closer, healthier relationships more resilience being a better father, mother, husband, wife, child, friend, co-worker, employee, boss, being easier to be around healing from past hurts and traumas to be available to serve the needs of others purpose in life and, i agree, happiness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My therapist hung up on me today, and often makes me feel like I am making the wrong choices. I like her, but its hard. What do I do?!
Therapist hung up?: I don't know the full context of your situation or your therapy. I do know that therapy can be challenging for both patient and therapist. Sometimes patients are strongly committed to self-damaging behaviors. Your therapeutic contract may also list behaviors that aren't appropriate in therapy, such as verbal abuse. I suggest discussing what happened with your therapist, in your next session. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have an appointment tomorrow with my therapist. Do i tell him that last week i was reckless enough that i thought i was going to die? I'm okay now.
YES!!!: Your therapist will not be able to help you if you don't share how you have been feeling and what you have been experiencing. I am glad to hear you are ok now but that is no guarantee you will be ok next week. Please be open and honest with your therapist so you can get the best possible benefit from working with him or her. ...Read more
Absolutely: If your therapist is good and is pointing out important issues you may not want to face, it may evoke anger in you. Also, often a therapist will remind you of someone in your past who made you angry. This is called 'transference'. This often causes one to feel angry with their therapist. A good therapy process involves many emotions all of which are important. ...Read more
Boundaries: Psychotherapy is emotional enough without physical contact between patient and therapist. Boundaries are important, protect the therapy relationship and should be maintained. Better to talk about feelings, wanting to touch or hug but not acting out on the impulse to do so. This view reflects my training and experience. Hope it helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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