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Why Choosing a Therapist Is Like Shopping For a New Car

Over the past 18 years, I’ve worked with close to a dozen therapists. While some of the clinicians I worked with literally saved my life, several of my previous therapeutic relationships didn’t last long.

I’m fact, some only lasted a few months or even less. I spent years thinking that all of those failed attempts were entirely my fault.

Every time a therapist said they couldn’t help me or recommended a specific type of treatment, I heard, “You’re a lost cause,” and “Nobody can help you.” I took these therapeutic rejections quite personally, and they perpetuated the negative beliefs about myself that I already held onto.

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