#66 "The 5 Best Questions to Ask a Therapist..."

Ask Kati Anything! #66 audience questions:1. I recently started therapy but I'm not sure what we're really doing. I just spend the time talking about how miserable I am and not much else. I asked her what I should be bringing up in therapy...2. Hey Kati, how are YOU doing? Do you still see clients for therapy or have you shifted entirely to Youtube? If so, do you plan on returning to clinical work?3. I've been struggling with overthinking for quite a while now, I have really obsessive intrusive thoughts that are centered around my thought patterns. I have these obsessive thoughts...4. What does being fully recovered from trauma look like and how do you know if you're there? Can you answer this question for complex trauma too if the answer is any different?5. How would one start talking about trauma with a new therapist? There’s just this imaginary boundary that I can’t cross and even if I write it down I don’t show them....6. Why do I always focus on the end of things? I'm getting treatment for anxiety, depression and social anxiety right now and I am already scared of it ending cause I feel like it's helping me a lot...7. ow do you give yourself closure from feelings of grief? This week I lost my therapist of 18 months.  (She resigned from her job.)  I don't know if...8. I've been suffering from a burn-out for four months. Two months ago I suddenly started getting anxiety. I don't leave the house besides for my doctors and psychologist's appointments. Going for a walk, talking to strangers, doing a small errand etc. is way too much stress for me...9. I struggle to show or express my feelings. I know this arises from childhood conditioning and from how I've learnt to protect myself from the traumas I've experienced over the years as a child, adolescent and adult, including emotional, physical and sexual assault, bereavement, family estrangement and suffering workplace bullying...10. What do you think are the best 5 questions to ask a therapist before starting treatment with them?Video version of episodeshttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs58xfxPpjVARRuwjH8usfwOrdering Kati's bookAre 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/katimortonI receive commissions on referrals to BetterHelp.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.comMAIL1779 Wells Branch Pkwy #110BBox #353  Austin, TX 78728PLEASE READIf 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) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/askkatianything/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/askkatianything/support

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