ep.26 "How do you decide whether a relationship is toxic?" | AKA

Here are this week's questions for Ask Kati Anything!Hi Kati! I’m wondering if you can tell when a client isn’t being authentic with you (and themselves) during session? Does this happen often? I found myself leaving session with my therapist and being frustrated because...What is the difference between coping skills and straight up ignoring signs of mental distress? I’ve been SO stressed lately. I lost my job with COVID six months ago and...Hi Kati! Do you ever have patients that don’t seem to get better after trying every possible treatment plan? I suffer from depression and generalized...Hi Kati, I know that there are intrusive thoughts, but are intrusive emotions a thing? I have these painful emotions that hit me at seemingly minor incidences or while I am having a...Hi Kati. I wanted to ask you about how could I know what is therapy-material. For example, I'm bisexual but I think it's not something that, on its own, bugs me in any special way, but even so, I'm from...I want my therapist to be proud so I stop self-harming, I stop acting on my impulse. However, I myself indeed don't really care about hurting my body. I wonder if my motivation is all wrong. If then, does it really matter? Or it's fine as long as...Hi Kati, hope you're doing great. Can you talk about how to go through with the need of going to the gynecologist, but at the same time not having been able yet to deal with even thinking of going. I was sexually abused since the age of...Hi Kati. Can you talk about getting blocked at session when talking about something that you really want to talk about but that it's really hard or shameful? I was sexually abused as a kid for two years. I've been in therapy on and off for ...Hey Kati, how do you decide whether a relationship is toxic and you should leave, or that you should be supportive and get that person help? For example, if a family member has been extremely toxic and verbally abusive for a long time but has a...Hi Kati! Is it normal to feel jealous of your therapist's other patients? I often find myself ruminating on where I stand in the pecking order...JOURNALING CLUBEvery Tuesday & Friday Kati posts a journal prompt to help keep you motivated and working on yourself! https://www.youtube.com/katimorton/join Where to get Kati's book Are u ok? http://bit.ly/2s0mULyKati's Amazon Suggestionshttps://www.amazon.com/shop/katimortonONLINE THERAPY I do not currently offer online therapy.  BetterHelp can connect you with a licensed, online counselor. 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 emergency room.

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