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Most therapists are encouraging and emphatic, and some therapy models emphasize this warm support more than others. But not all therapy works this way, therapists also have to challenge and educate clients.
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Whatever the initial reason for becoming a therapist, the ultimate goal is helping clients. If a therapist isn’t able to make their client’s healing their top priority, they probably won’t enjoy or succeed at being a therapist.
Everyone needs help with some things and most people are not capable to deal with complex subjects on their own.
The personal experience of therapists with an issue is one way to understand it but not the only one. Training, clinical experience and the personal experience of the same emotions or conflicts in a different context can help them have that understanding.
Therapy prices range from free in some community clinics to almost-lawyer hourly rates in the nation’s top private practices. Also, some psychotherapists offer their clients a sliding fee based on their income.
Some think all therapists do is rehash common sense. But, common sense is wisdom that applies to everyone, while therapy gives insights unique to you.
There are many other areas of expertise that require less effort and are more financially rewarding than therapy. Therapists who thrive in this work deeply respect humanity and aren’t driven by money.
Many believe the only "crazy people need therapy" and end up waiting before they seek help, which only exacerbates the problem.
Social support is important for everyone, especially when you’re super stressed. But therapy gives you access to highly trained professionals who’ve spent years learning and practicing to identify and treat issues of the mind and, unlike friends, will focus solely on you and, without ju...
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