ANSWERS: 15
  • I think psychotherapists could benefit from it most.
  • I think so, as long as there are good competent psychotherapists available for everyone.
  • Well no, not me personally, but .... LOL :)
  • Yes, I think everyone is abnormal in some way.
  • Psychotherapy without medications... Yes! I do...
  • I don't know, I haven't really met a any good psychotherapists. [No offense to the profession, it's just the 2 I've seen weren't very helpful.]
  • As a psychotherapist, I would say 'no'...not everyone. There are many factors to consider...... Is the person seeking therapy with an open mind and ready to make changes? Are they ready to do'the work'? Do they realize that therapy is a tool...like a map...and that they are actually in control of the outcome? Have they the unrealistic expectation that the therapist knows all the answers - or has a magic wand? Do they recognize that therapy is not done 'to' them,' but rather 'with'them? Also, there are bad, excellent, and all points in between calibres of therapists.....it is OK to'shop around' to find the right fit for you. What I do believe is that people should at least try therapy, more than once, with different therapists before knocking the whole profession.....
  • as long as i'm the one charge $180 per half-hour
  • I think it would be good to have a professional confidant taht we could go to and chat with about our lives and concerns,the only thing that bothers me about that is...How qualified are they? I do think an outside point of view can help put things in perspective. Good or bad.
  • I think everyone can use a few words from Dr. Phil now and then.
  • It works only if the person is cooperating in an active way. Psychotherapy can only show you a way out. The way you have to go by yourself.
  • The answer is No.
  • Let's listen to the specialists... 1) "Psychotherapy is unlikely to help those people who are interested only in ridding themselves of their symptoms, rather than understanding what has lead to their development, and discussing their lives more generally. For someone to benefit from psychotherapy they need to have some degree of curiosity about how their mind works. Also, psychotherapy can be a painful and disturbing process because it involves giving attention to aspects of our lives which we would rather forget or not know about. For some patients this process can be too disturbing to embark on whilst maintaining their normal day to day lives. This can vary over time, depending on the patient’s particular situation and stage in life. In some cases, psychotherapy would need to be undertaken in the context of psychiatric support. Patients who habitually use alcohol excessively, or other substances to modify their mood, are unlikely to be able to benefit from psychotherapy sessions, or to tolerate the process." Source and further information: http://www.bap-psychotherapy.org/content.jsp?ID=33 2) "A developmental perspective implies greater availability and accessibility of psychotherapy. I think that it will be clear from the description of psycotherapy processes to follow, that since everyone faces internal and external conflicts, everyone could potentially benefit from psychotherapy, understood developmentally. on the other hand, to claim within a clinical perspective that everyone has a psychological disorder that could be treated by psychotherapy would be a reductio ad absurdum of the entire frame of reference, which conceives "disorder" in contrast to normal order." Source and further information: "Handbook of adult development By Jack Demick, Carrie Andreoletti" http://books.google.com/books?id=R_hmsxkEK_0C&pg=PA538&lpg=PA538&dq=everyone+could+benefit+from+psychotherapy%3F&source=bl&ots=Z0OtWQWkb-&sig=u0kJHMktwqJKlwAeQEmhjaHVmtc&hl=en&ei=nyNiSumZHKbUmgOr472tDw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1
  • Everyone?no,not everyone is ready for change.
  • Yes, if it were offered free to everyone and the therapist was 'user friendly' and competent. If there are no big problems, we could all use a supportive person or one who could help us understand something more clearly.

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