"I don't need therapy - right?" - Why Brief Therapy Might Be Right For You
There are usually two really common responses when people find out that I am a therapist.
1. They stop talking altogether. They get super self-conscious about every word that they have said leading up to finding this information out, and usually find a way to exit stage left as soon as humanly possible.
2. They tell me everything about what is happening with their family drama, their relationship, or their mental health history, which usually ends with either – “but I don’t need, therapy, right?” or “you’re psychoanalyzing me right now, aren’t you?”
I won’t pretend to know what’s up with those that fall into the first category.
As for the second? I have some thoughts.