therapy Anonymous 88247[Reply]
anyone feel like therapy is a waste of time for them? today someone I work with said I should probably go to therapy (he thinks I have been sounding uncharateristically unenthusiastic during meetings). I couldn't say this to him since I didn't want to expose myself as a crazy bitch, but ive been to like 15+ therapists and all felt like it was mostly a waste of time and money. it helped in some ways but I dont think a therapist can imbue your life with meaning, which is usually what is lacking, in my case. I struggle to find purpose and I dont think I can get that through talk therapy or meds. 1 post omitted. Click reply to view.
obviously it helps a lot of people with immediate distress so not saying it is without merit. but I feel like if your problem is just life itself, then idk. but also I dont want to lose my job so I better shape up, I guess.
Same. Telling a complete stranger a bunch of personal info is difficult. I dont even tell my friends shit lol. especially when you know at the end of the day, even if they're a nice person, they wouldn't be listening to you if they weren't getting a paycheck. its hard to feel like they actually care
Therapy isn’t about your therapist caring. They’re there to listen and give feedback and help you deconstruct everything on your mind step by step. Like if your mind is clouded with a million things, therapy is helpful since they act like a third party to your thoughts. Now the problem with most therapists is that they dont even do that. For example, mine would just wanna hurry up the time just to give me some generic advice because she doesn’t understand, Thats where the issue is. At least for me personally
you don't need a purpose anon
just do things you enjoy
don't overthink it
yeah youre not wrong
theres a lot of stuff I love to do. im glad Im around to do it.
My program forced me to meet with a therapist for a few weeks and not only was it a waste of time, but I had to see her pretty face next to mine on Zoom and be reminded why everyone has always hated me. Also she was trying to dig up traumatic experiences and it made me remember the things I took years to forget about and it sent me on a downward spiral for months afterward.