Has anyone had success with psychotherapy?

Discussion in 'Therapy and Medication' started by asking_advice, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. asking_advice

    asking_advice Well-Known Member

    Has anyone had success with psychotherapy?
  2. aoeu

    aoeu Well-Known Member

    Probably no one here, though there's a good body of research showing it to be about as effective as medication, though it takes longer to have an effect. If you can access it, you should.
  3. plates

    plates Well-Known Member

    Yes, I have. What worked wasn't only the therapy but the therapist and her approach.
  4. Terry

    Terry Antiquities Friend Staff Alumni

    Yes, my first therapist was useless but my second one was brilliant.
    So if you feel its going nowhere (not, I dont like this therapist, or this therapist is getting too close etc.) then think about a change.
    My first therapist actually had the decency to say he'd been worse than useless :laugh:
  5. plshelpme

    plshelpme Well-Known Member

    my very first therapist was great...she was thru the university and i wasn't allowed to see her after awhile...

    then i went thru four or 5 (i lost count) therapists who didn't work for me...

    now, i found a good one again...

    and really, i'm still very suicidal and very depressed, but she's helping simply by letting me talk to her...and also, she helps cuz i feel less alone...

    i have a four session rule with therapists...you're not gonna like them at first...it's gonna be weird and awkward...but by the fourth session, you should be able to tell if they are gonna work for you or not...so i always stick around for four sessions before changing therapists...