Why did you choose counseling?
One of the most common reasons people decide to enter the field of counseling is because they have a strong desire to help others and to assist people with the challenges of daily living. You may have been told that you are a good listener, and others may often seem to feel comfortable confiding in you.
Can I hug my therapist goodbye?
But it would be okay if a client asks for a hug as a way of saying goodbye and thank you at the termination of a successful therapy. It may be okay when the hug is not associated with the transference but takes place in the real relationship of the therapeutic environment.
Why do I cry harder when someone hugs me?
Because when someone hugs us and comforts us, it helps us to feel safe to express our true feelings and helps us feel understood in a way that not a single word could represent. It’s like trying to distract a child who is crying with a toy when the child really wants comfort and a hug.
Why did I become a therapist?
As a Therapist, I guide people through personal challenges, help ease emotional burdens, and empower people to achieve a healthier mind. With a new mindset, clients can pursue new ways to live in both their professional and personal lives.
Should I go to a therapist or psychiatrist first?
If you want to spend time talking about an issue and working through it in a one-on-one session, a psychologist might be a good fit. If you’re interested in pursuing psychiatric medication for symptom relief for a mental health disorder, you may want to start by talking with a psychiatrist.
Do therapists actually care?
Therapists not only care, greatly about clients, they will often say so. There is no ethical guideline that says therapist can’t say they care. The POINT of therapy is honesty, often brutal honesty from the client and the therapist, both. It is paramount to the alliance & to the successful healing of the patient.
Can I ask therapist to hug me?
It is absolutely appropriate to ask for a hug from your therapist. You should be able to say/ask anything in therapy (with the hopefully obvious exceptions of threatening your therapist). However, that doesn’t mean your therapist is going to answer, or in this case agree to whatever you ask.