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To Get the Most from Therapy, Be a Pragmatist

By Tony G. Rocco, published on Dec 13, 2017

A woman once proudly told me that she had overcome her assertiveness issues in group therapy. She spent five years in a group with a member who savaged her, put her down and berated her incessantly, until she learned to stand up and defend herself. It seemed inconceivable to me at the time that someone would need therapy for so long to get help. She must be a real head case, I recall thinking, rather uncharitably.

Little did I suspect then that I would one day exceed that woman's therapeutic tour of duty by a wide margin. It's been 13 and half years and counting. And, if you're wondering,... (more)

Tags: therapy, psychology, psychotherapy, self-help, counseling, need therapy

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