ep.18 "When Do Therapists Give You A Diagnosis?" | Ask Kati Anything!

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Jul 08 2020 69 mins  

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1. Happy Thursday! I’d like to know: When do therapists ever get a break? How do therapists avoid burnout from working so much? How does a therapist coordinate going on vacation or...

2. Is it normal to have episodes of extreme sadness and hopelessness before and during your period? I have considered self-harming during those times. Do you think it’s just the mood swings? OR Could it also be my body’s need to...

3. Do I have to believe therapy will work in order to get better? I’m depressed and not super hopeful, but I am trying. I just can't imagine wanting to live...

4. Hi, I wasn’t sure where to leave this for a request for a video on sibling emotional abuse/ bullying, especially in adult siblings - this is a very real and underlooked issue by society and mental health community, in general, the that is extremely hard to find support for as it’s often misunderstood as...

5. What do you recommend for someone without much of a support system aside from their therapist? For example, having no friends or anyone who...

6. Hi Kati, When do you know it’s time to switch therapist OR If the kind of help you’re getting is not enough?

7. Hi Kati! How do you make sure what you’re saying in therapy is clear? Sometimes I don’t think that I’m doing a good job at explaining what’s really going on...

8. Hi Kati, How bad do body image issues have to be considered body dysmorphia. I struggle with body image issues and can’t even look at myself in the mirror or in a photo without heavily criticizing myself, sometimes I feel so bad about myself that I...

9. Hi Kati, I would like to ask you about trauma memories. I was sexually abused in my early teens. I understand now that I was traumatized by it, and I'm diagnosed with c-ptsd, but I still have...

10. Hi Kati! I was wondering when therapists usually give a diagnosis. I realize it will probably be different for everyone, but is there an estimate? I've been seeing my...

11. Hi Kati! I was wondering how emotional numbness and romantic relationships interact? I numb out almost all of my emotions and was wondering if that could cause me to...

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