ep #4 - I find it really hard to talk about my feelings as a result of abuse/trauma... - Ask Kati Anything!

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Apr 02 2020 66 mins   16
1 I find it really hard to talk about my feelings as a result of abuse/trauma, I'll often just shut down and not be able to make eye contact... 2 For long-term depression that has been deemed medication-resistant, what are the best next steps? 3 My first therapy session was supposed to be this week but it was canceled because of coronavirus. I just feel like I can't handle a whole month in quarantine dealing with .... 4 Any advice for students (who are still learning virtually in the pandemic) on how to stay focused doing day-to-day reading, assignments, etc.? Between the stress of the situation and distractions of... 5 I’m currently in high school and I want to pursue a psychology/therapy kind of profession. What would be the best types of classes that I could take in school or even out of school??? Also what colleges should I ... 6 What are the ways to maintain connection and feeling safe in video therapy/telephone sessions? My therapist has switched to video sessions to... 7 I would love to hear what self-care looks like for you as a therapist. How you keep work life at work/what you do to decompress/how you know it’s time to see your own therapist/what energizes you/etc. 8 Do you think it’s possible to get better on your own without any professional help whatsoever? I don't even know if I have a mental illness because I've never reached out for help because I strongly believe my... 9 I would like to hear more about self-compassion. What are the techniques? 10 I'm wondering about how to prepare and deal with (video) call sessions with my therapist. It makes me so anxious. Like in real life I have the tendency to get scared and not ... 11 Can attachment styles change over time? And if so can it be done in a way to improve mental health? (if we heal and work on ourselves it can, and it can also switch from one unhealthy attachment style to another which if I think... I'm Kati Morton, a licensed marriage a family therapist answering your questions about mental health! JOURNALING CLUB Every Tuesday & Friday Kati posts a journal prompt to help keep you motivated and working on yourself! https://www.youtube.com/katimorton/join Ordering Kati's book Are u ok? http://bit.ly/2s0mULy Kati's Amazon Suggestions https://www.amazon.com/shop/katimorton ONLINE THERAPY Kati does not currently offer online therapy, but she has partnered with BetterHelp who can connect you with a licensed, online counselor in your area: https://tryonlinetherapy.com/katimorton PATREON Do you want to help me support the creation of mental health videos? https://www.katimorton.com/kati-morton-patreon/ Opinions That Don't Matter! (2nd podcast) video: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs58xfxPpjVARRuwjH8usfw audio: https://opionstdm.buzzsprout.com/ Help Caption Our Videos http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_panel?c=UCzBYOHyEEzlkRdDOSobbpvw&tab=2 BUSINESS EMAIL [email protected] MAIL PO Box #665 1223 Wilshire Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90403 EMERGENCY? If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call a local emergency telephone number or go immediately to the nearest emergency room. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/katimorton)