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Idiot's Guides: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy by Eileen Bailey, Dr. Jayme Albin

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CHAPTER25

Working with a Therapist

In This Chapter

  • Deciding if you need therapy
  • Talk therapy or CBT?
  • Finding the right therapist for you
  • What to expect from a CBT therapy session

Deciding to see a therapist is often a difficult decision. You have to get past the stigma of seeing a “shrink” and you have to come to terms with the fact that you can’t handle life by yourself. You aren’t alone. Millions of people choose to see a therapist, for many different reasons. Sometimes they have hit a difficult spot in life, other times they have serious mental illness. Luckily, the stigma surrounding therapy is disappearing and reaching out for help is ...

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