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19 Therapy Stories That'll Make You Say, "Dang, That's So True"

“If it’s not a definite yes, it’s a no.”

If you've been in therapy, you know that sometimes, your therapist can drop some serious wisdom on you that you know will stick with you for a long time.

And if that hasn't happened for you yet, luckily a lot of people are in the habit of passing on these life-changing tips through Twitter and Tumblr. So enjoy a small taste of free therapy:


My therapist taught me to interrupt my anxious thinking with thoughts like: "What if things work out" and "What if all my hard work pays off?" So, I'm passing that onto you wherever you are, whatever you're leaving, or whomever you're becoming.




Today my therapist shared this with me: it's okay to make your needs known in friendships. operating in fear of showing your true self will leave you miserable and longing for love you could have from the people who love you now. Give people direction and teach people your needs.


when my therapist told me this, it blew my mind you can just tell them "so this is the plan! I hope you can make it!" and then DO THE THING whether or not they show up seriously as someone whose prime directive is TAKE CARE OF PEOPLE NO MATTER THE COST TO ME this blew me away


Not too long ago my therapist asked me what I thought might happen if I stopped judging myself and just did what works for me. That shit is working.


Over the weekend, I concluded my "last" session with my Talkspace therapist and I told her that although I'm proud of my progress, I wish I knew all this sooner. And she said, "Be proud of the woman from the past who decided to stay on the journey." 😭






My therapist told me that those of us who suffer from an obsession with perfectionism need to determine who we are outside of what/who other people say we are. Whether it be title, position, stop looking for outside affirmation that you’re doing it “right”



Me: *saying mean judgmental things about myself* My therapist: If one of your friends said those things about themselves, what would you say to them? Me: I'd tell them to be nicer to them- Me: Me: Me: Oh my god you did it again you fantastic bitch


“If it’s not a definite yes, it’s a no.” — my therapist


I just got some really cool advice from my therapist that I thought I’d share view your relationships as a silent film. when there are no words to fix problems, what do their actions show? do they align with their words? silence their words and watch


today my therapist reminded me that sometimes when i do or feel or think things they aren’t a part of my trauma or my mental illness they’re just being a person and i don’t have to pathologize everything idk if anyone else needs that but there it is


My therapist said to work with who u are not against it. As it relates to how u learn. What rest u need. Your most productive hours. Just work with how u are (if it’s not toxic), instead of fighting it.


I walked into my therapist's office on Tuesday stressed TF out because of the world at large. Y'all know what she told me? "I want you to be on the internet less." LMAOOOOOO. Duly noted.

What's the most life-changing thing you've ever learned from your therapist?