First, let’s define psychotherapy (aka therapy). Then I will share some therapy horror stories. Therapy involves evaluating your thoughts and behaviors, identifying stresses that contribute to your condition, and working to modify both.Continue reading “Therapy: The Good, The Bad and The Really, Really Bad”
I met a man who was going through a very difficult time in his life. He was intelligent, funny, handsome. We had similar backgrounds and families. But he had lost his job, his home, and all of his possessions due to few bad decisions and even more bad luck. But none of that mattered to me. I was crazy about him.Continue reading “Reaching the Top of Your Pyramid”
The purpose of psychological testing is to create definitive diagnoses of psychiatric conditions and prescriptive protocols. The testing recommendations give mental health professionals a Road Map for treatment. Therapists, treatment programs, and doctors use recommendations to create an efficient and effective path towards the best possible outcome.
Oh my, what complete bullshit that is!Continue reading “My Experience With Psychological Testing- Part II”
From age 22 to 37 my diagnosis was depression. I saw one psychiatrist who sized me up in about 5 minutes, wrote me a prescription for Prozac and showed me the door.Continue reading “My Experience with Psychological Testing- Part I”