Tag Archives: discomfort

According to Therapists: Looking for a Friend

Don’t pick a therapist because you like them as a person. Instead, choose a therapist based on their credentials, expertise, experience with certain issues you may be facing, and overall effectiveness. “Choosing a therapist you’d like to be friends with … Continue reading

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According to Therapists: Not Being Direct With Your Therapist

Your therapist is there for you. If something doesn’t make sense or feels off, be upfront and tell them. “You won’t hurt our feelings,” “You can say, ‘This isn’t working for me,’ ‘I need you to be more challenging,’ or, ‘I’d … Continue reading

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The Process of Therapy

What [therapy] looks like. You laugh, you cry, you have a therapist come in to give you some tools and exercises to do. We talk about our resource guide, and we direct the audience to it if they’re suffering. This … Continue reading

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The Only

In 1996, I was a sophomore at Purdue University. As a member of student government, I was invited to an event at the Black Cultural Center. I was the only white person in a room of more than 100 Black … Continue reading

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Silence of Therapy

Silence is not a thing we make; it is something into which we enter. It is always there… All we can make is noise. – Mother Maribel What to do with silence: Give the individual a chance to talk before … Continue reading

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