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People Share What Therapists Actually Say And It’s Hilarious
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People Share What Therapists Actually Say And It’s Hilarious

Just a few months ago we talked about a girl who had was treated by a therapist with uncoventional therapy types. Paul employed a nerf gun to help his patient recognize negative thoughts and avoid them, like foam darts. Behavior like that is very far away from the psychotherapy concept that the media tries to paint when showing therapists.

Seeing the obvious differences between the serious, analytical and calculated mental health professional that the media portrays and the shrinks in real life, people on Tumblr started a thread, expressing their thoughts. Many users shared their personal funny stories, explaining how goofy or straightforward their mental therapy sessions were. They also chimed in on the misconceptions people have about mental health and therapy counseling in general and how skewed the portrayal is in movies, shows, and other places. Scroll down below to read their posts and tell us if you think they have a point. (Facebook cover image: Gian Marco Gasparrini I Cover image: Lance Cpl. Walter D. Marino)

Seeing the obvious differences between therapists portrayed in media and real-life counterparts, people started a thread discussing the issue

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BobbyMcD
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3 years ago

Good therapists are awesome. Don't settle for the first one you have an appointment with. You have to shop around and find the best one for you. It's too important.

Ian Osmond
Community Member
3 years ago

Yep. And unfortunately, that's hard for a lot of us. I mean, you ever been stuck dating someone because it was too awkward to break up? Now you're paying them a thirty-dollar copay a session for it? ... yeah. I have the advantage that I'm older, and married, and have a wife who MADE me break up with three therapists before finding my current one. Her rule was, "You can have three sessions, and then, if you're not clicking, you're finding another one."

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Allison G.
Community Member
3 years ago

My first time in therapy, therapist and I are sizing each other up, my therapist made a comment that triggered me into a full-blown panic attack. Couple days later I walk in the door for my next appointment: "OH THANK GOD! I didn't think you'd come back after last time and you really need help!"

Night Owl
Community Member
3 years ago

I laughed at "a glorified sad lizard" :D

diane a
Community Member
3 years ago

gosh - cant believe I got downvoted for relating a Therapist's stress

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BobbyMcD
Community Member
3 years ago

Good therapists are awesome. Don't settle for the first one you have an appointment with. You have to shop around and find the best one for you. It's too important.

Ian Osmond
Community Member
3 years ago

Yep. And unfortunately, that's hard for a lot of us. I mean, you ever been stuck dating someone because it was too awkward to break up? Now you're paying them a thirty-dollar copay a session for it? ... yeah. I have the advantage that I'm older, and married, and have a wife who MADE me break up with three therapists before finding my current one. Her rule was, "You can have three sessions, and then, if you're not clicking, you're finding another one."

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Allison G.
Community Member
3 years ago

My first time in therapy, therapist and I are sizing each other up, my therapist made a comment that triggered me into a full-blown panic attack. Couple days later I walk in the door for my next appointment: "OH THANK GOD! I didn't think you'd come back after last time and you really need help!"

Night Owl
Community Member
3 years ago

I laughed at "a glorified sad lizard" :D

diane a
Community Member
3 years ago

gosh - cant believe I got downvoted for relating a Therapist's stress

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