Warning Signs That You May Need a New Therapist
This video is all about the warning signs of when you may need a new therapist or a break from therapy. This topic is very important to me. I never really saw a list of these warning signs and didn't know going into therapy how to spot a professional working relationship that is losing it's benefits. I hope this video can help others in their future therapy efforts!
Here are the signs:
(05:00) You leave most sessions feeling anxious and like you need to make a bunch of changes immediately.
(08:35) The therapist develops personal opinions about the people in your life and shares them with you without being prompted.
(12:25) You go to therapy because you feeling guilty not seeing them.
(15:20) Payment is not consistent or made easy.
(17:50) You go frequently with no improvement or benefit to your mental health, wellness, or overall mood.
(20:15) You are stuck in a cycle of storytelling and reporting.
(23:30) The therapist keeps going back to your childhood or a childhood event.
(25:40) They push you when you specifically ask for certain boundaries, especially if you are in a delicate emotional state.
(30:00) The therapist gives you medical advice without doing research or brushing up on the topic.
Please take any of these warning signs into consideration while working with a therapist. Contemplate the signs and see if you think it's time to see someone new or take a break from therapy.
Please note that this is meant to share my experience, none of the content is meant to be taken as hard medical facts or advice. Please consult with a mental health professional if you are seeking help.