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Interesting, informative, and very human. I'm sad that your client was an emotional meany."
I'm sure most clients benefit from your lack of self disclosure, There's a few things I read and also experienced. Self disclosure can be used well in therapy or can be a disaster.
I had an extremely bad reaction to so much self disclosure.
That therapist I went to couldn't know that some clients need therapy to be about themself. If he was able to hear me, he would have heard some of my pain. But....
I hope therapists reading your post learn what they can and cannot do in therapy. I'm Ok now, and that's good. But I'd rather be fine or great. The therapy was so bad it set me back, I learned what I don't want. Working now on what I do want, and that is good and sometimes challenging.
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