Things We Misunderstand About Managing Mental Health

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It isn’t meant to be totally painless or easy

Next Dr. Jackson addressed the myths about how therapy will make you feel, and more on the process. “While therapy works to make sure you don’t leave feeling horrible, the nature of what you explore and the fact that you may bring up things you have not addressed may bring up uncomfortable feelings. So you will not always leave each session feeling better since we have to feel that which we need to heal. And two of the biggest misunderstandings about therapy are your therapist will tell you what to do, and therapy is just talk. Therapists help people bring about the desired changes they want, not tell you what to do…They will collaborate and work with you. Furthermore, there are a number of non-talk-based mental health treatments and some that focus very little on talk. Even talk therapy is an active process requiring more than simply talking.”

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