Finding a therapist can be daunting. Unless you are a therapist yourself it is hard to know what to look for in a therapist, in terms of their training, education and approach. Even if you know the kind of therapy you are interested in, how would you know if they are a good therapist and if their personality and style will be a good match with yours?
Full Living Director shares the 3 Components to a good client/therapist match. Several Full Living clinicians then share what a good match means to them.
Narcissism is often treated as if it is inherently a bad thing, but it is actually just another word for self-love. Getting through the hardships and blows of life requires a fairly solid amount of positive self-regard and healthy narcissism is the key.
Sometimes we experience our upset as disproportionately large compared to how much we think we should be suffering. This may be in part because we are living with a memory of a time when we were much younger and much smaller with a very big load to carry.
Some would question how therapy could help if the political climate is a primary source of distress, since individual psychotherapy certainly cannot change our political climate. I have two answers to that question.
Because so many people have felt depressed before, they imagine what worked for them can also help the clinically depressed person. They are wrong and their advice is more likely to hurt the person suffering from real Depression.