- Waste of time
It is beneficial if you can find the right person.
At least it is for me.
I agree that you have to find the right one,
Even then they seem to be able to do very little.
But for me, it’s about just getting it all out and having someone that understands (to an extent).
I value my time with my therapist, but sometimes I do wonder if I’m wasting both of our time.
I thought it was a waste of time as she kept pushing me to work and ended up psychotic with the stress. But I won’t give up I want to see a different therapist as my last one left.
I am certain that my last diagnosis of schizoaffective holds true for me.
Therapy doesn’t really help me so much but I think that I’m going to stick with my current therapist.
She is someone one to talk to and my disability case requires that I see a therapist.
I think trying a different one is a very good idea. Some will click with you and others won’t. So it’s important to find a good fit
Gives me someone to vent the worst things to. Also gives me ideas on how to deal with my problems.
I used to have a peer support specialist before covid. We would just talk about our week. He would joke that he got as much out of it as I did.
In this sense yes it could be beneficial.
I’m going to open up more with my therapist and see how she reacts.
I don’t feel that comfortable around her.
But I’ll test the waters.
it has some benefit but not enough to say it’s “beneficial”. on balance, it’s a waste of time.
with that said, when u r first starting out with mental illness, it would be beneficial so you can be educated and have a spring board. in the maintenance phase, it might be okay to see em a couple times a year, four times a year tops. my therapist gets on my case about having appointments eight times a year. i enjoy our time together but it’s mostly a waste of time. she says it’s best this way for those who get disability benefits, so i dont argue about it.
Bit of both, depends on who you are seeing, there are good and bad
On the other hand I trust my caseworker.
She is a sweetheart.
Such a good soul.
I had two therapists that did the ‘If you want to be a good person…’ routine i.e very judgemental. That put me off them. I’m sure there must be good ones.
It was a waste of time for me. But I think its good for those who have psychological problems. I don’t.
Therapy works for my brother because he has many psychological issues.
My issues stem from a neurobiological disorder.
Therapy plays a limited role.
I’ve always felt that therapy was a bit of a con to be honest. I’m surprised 50% of people here find it beneficial.
Yeah mine have been helpful. Id say much more than some psychiatrists. Very good if you rea’lly need somebody to talk with. Harder to find one sometimes though. The only reason I got to see my last one was due to some temp hurricane funding. I cant afford to shop around for one. Personally, I think offering only pills for treatment is barbaric.
I didnt like therapy its good that some people benefit from it but it made me irritated.
It made me irritated too. I had to stop it asap.