#55 "Why Don't Therapists React With Shock, Surprise or Sadness"

Ask Kati Anything! ep.55 audience questions1/ Hey Kati, could you talk about why therapists sometimes don’t react with shock or surprise or sadness to things you might tell them like abuse, or they don’t give away any emotional clues about...2/ Hi Kati, how is a therapist to react when a patient doesn't even trust them enough to tell them why they're here? Can such a patient even get therapy? Or would they be deemed...3/ Hi Kati! How do you meet your need in comfort and reassurance, and why can one crave it? I have a strong feeling that I want someone to comfort me, tell me everything is going to...4/ What can we do when the thought of having to calm yourself is triggering? You talk so much about being able to soothe yourself but what if you associate being calm with...5/ How do I come clean about secretly recording our sessions to my therapist? I started recording them because I couldn't remember a thing about our sessions due to intense social anxiety. Also, being gaslit...6/ Could you talk about the stigma around suicide and grieving deaths caused by suicide? I have recently lost 2 friends to suicide within the past few weeks, and...7/ Hi Kati. I don't have anyone to share my feelings. No friends. No therapist. (I left my therapist, because our conversation was way too shallow.) I don't wanna watch TV anymore in my 'excessive free time'...8/ Do you have any suggestions for someone who struggles with imposter syndrome?  I have been at the same job for a long time and get nothing but positive feedback,  yet I have this overwhelming fear I...9/ Hi Kati. My husband was sexually abused by a family friend multiple times as a young child and "doesn’t remember how long it went on" he only has talked about it twice over the 3 years we have been together...10/ Can you talk more about setting boundaries within and outside of therapy? I have trouble setting boundaries and constantly feel like I'm going to overstep them if I’m not constantly worrying...11/ Hey Kati!  I recently came out of a psychotic episode, however, I miss my voices. Even though I know it wasn’t real and they were mean as hell for the most part it felt as though I had someone to...---Video version or episodes https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs58xfxPpjVARRuwjH8usfwOrdering Kati's book Are u ok?  http://bit.ly/2s0mULyKati's Amazon Suggestions: https://www.amazon.com/shop/katimortonONLINE THERAPYI do not currently offer online therapy.  BetterHelp can connect you with a licensed, online counselor, please visit: https://tryonlinetherapy.com/katimorton I receive commissions on referrals to BetterHelp. I only recommend services I know and trust.PATREONDo 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/UCs58xfxPpjVARRuwjH8usfwaudio: https://opionstdm.buzzsprout.com/BUSINESS EMAILlinnea@toneymedia.com MAILPO Box #665 1223 Wilshire Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90403PLEASE READIf you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call a local emergency telephone number or go immediately to the nearest em

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