Psych Central – These 6 Facts About Therapy Will Surprise You

There can be a lot of misconceptions about what therapy is all about, and images in movies and TV don’t always help. Knowing some facts about therapy can help you decide if therapy is right for you.

Psych Central published a great article trying to dispell the myths about therapy and shed some light on how it might help. Writer Margarita Tartakovsky asked me to weigh in.

To read the full article, click here.

Another reason many of us know so little about therapy is “because there is as much variety of clinical methods as there are patient concerns, making it often difficult to describe standard methods and treatment approaches,” said Alicia H. Clark, Psy.D, a psychologist in Washington D.C., and author of the book Hack Your Anxiety: How to Make Your Anxiety Work for You in Life, Love and Work. It’s tough to “describe how therapy works when treatment is highly individualized,” she said.

So, in other words, it’s not surprising that therapy can surprise us—and you just might be surprised by the information below.

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Alicia H Clark, PsyD