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Depressed Girl Shocked At The Way Her Therapist Treated Her Gets Even More Surprised When It Works
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Depressed Girl Shocked At The Way Her Therapist Treated Her Gets Even More Surprised When It Works

Mental health issues like depression, anxiety and mood disorders are a serious topic. Thankfully they have become much more openly discussed and accepted in society, and those who are affected no longer have to suffer in silence. Treatment has become widely accessible for many, while methods and medications have proliferated, to the extent now that your therapist might even begin shooting you with a nerf gun!

This story, originally posted by Tumblr user anarchetypal, tells of her therapist Paul’s unusual, yet effective methods of making her speak less negatively about herself.

The post went viral as people appreciated his genius, out-of-the-box approach to addressing mental issues, which are incredibly complex. Treatment often involves a mix of medications and counselling, with each patient offering unique symptoms and challenges. Creative thinking of the kind that Paul displayed is essential if progress is to be made, and the hilarious and somewhat absurd nature of it only added to the fun! It is certainly refreshing for those who have experienced a therapist simply throwing some pills their way and being told to come back in a few months.

Scroll down below to read the story for yourself, and let us know of your own experiences in the comments. Would you appreciate therapy like this? Have you ever had a creative therapist with their own unique methods? Join the discussion!

When this girl went to see her therapist, she clearly did not expect to be shot at with a dart

Depressed Girl Shocked At The Way Her Therapist Treated Her Gets Even More Surprised When It Works

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stellermatt
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4 years ago

like a modern day rhesus monkeys or pavlov's dogs! if it works it works. I shall now go home and dig out my kids nerf guns and there will be no more negative issues in the house. winner!

Wanda Queen
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4 years ago

Or you'll put an eye out.....either or. ;)

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Elfmonkey
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4 years ago

I'm hoping the comment about using this with military vets was sarcastic. Let's shoot at people with potential PTSD because they were being shot at!

BetsyB
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4 years ago

Veteran here. I have issues for sure but nerf guns isn't one of them. I was in Iraq so the urban environment itself is way more triggering. Especially if I see that he's using it as a form of CBT beforehand, it wouldn't be a problem. It might be for some, but again, effective communication would mitigate that risk.

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Nicky OldfieldDesciple
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4 years ago

I went to a therapist once. What a waste of time. All she did was just sit there and when I asked her stuff like; "how can I help myself?", and "what can I do about this?" and that she would just look up and say, "only you can answer that". What the hell.?! That's what I'm asking you for help for. I soon left believing that I would be better sorting myself out and I never went back. I am now 100% better, never took drugs and never went to a shrink again. They are nothing but a waste of time, space and money.

A Ghost
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4 years ago

Please don't say therapists are a waste of time, space and money. There are some shitty ones, trust me I've had my fair share of them, but not all of them are shitty. Comments like this can cause people who really need physiological help to not seek it. If all you needed was to sort yourself out you didn't need "drugs". However, many people do need antidepressants and pills because of chemical imbalances in their brains..

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stellermatt
Community Member
4 years ago

like a modern day rhesus monkeys or pavlov's dogs! if it works it works. I shall now go home and dig out my kids nerf guns and there will be no more negative issues in the house. winner!

Wanda Queen
Community Member
4 years ago

Or you'll put an eye out.....either or. ;)

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Elfmonkey
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm hoping the comment about using this with military vets was sarcastic. Let's shoot at people with potential PTSD because they were being shot at!

BetsyB
Community Member
4 years ago

Veteran here. I have issues for sure but nerf guns isn't one of them. I was in Iraq so the urban environment itself is way more triggering. Especially if I see that he's using it as a form of CBT beforehand, it wouldn't be a problem. It might be for some, but again, effective communication would mitigate that risk.

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Nicky OldfieldDesciple
Community Member
4 years ago

I went to a therapist once. What a waste of time. All she did was just sit there and when I asked her stuff like; "how can I help myself?", and "what can I do about this?" and that she would just look up and say, "only you can answer that". What the hell.?! That's what I'm asking you for help for. I soon left believing that I would be better sorting myself out and I never went back. I am now 100% better, never took drugs and never went to a shrink again. They are nothing but a waste of time, space and money.

A Ghost
Community Member
4 years ago

Please don't say therapists are a waste of time, space and money. There are some shitty ones, trust me I've had my fair share of them, but not all of them are shitty. Comments like this can cause people who really need physiological help to not seek it. If all you needed was to sort yourself out you didn't need "drugs". However, many people do need antidepressants and pills because of chemical imbalances in their brains..

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