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Visiting the psychologist after a drink. Is that self defeating?

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: If you are

Going to a therapist while drinking, especially if you think you may have a problem with alcohol, yes.
You will not be as clear headed or able to take advantage of psychotherapy if you are under the influence of alcohol. If you can't face your problems without having a drink, I would suggest that you tell the therapist. They will help you figure out why.

In brief: If you are

Going to a therapist while drinking, especially if you think you may have a problem with alcohol, yes.
You will not be as clear headed or able to take advantage of psychotherapy if you are under the influence of alcohol. If you can't face your problems without having a drink, I would suggest that you tell the therapist. They will help you figure out why.
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes.

But i think you already knew the answer!

In brief: Yes.

But i think you already knew the answer!
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
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