ep.34 "Am I Sick Enough For Help?" | AKA

Ask Kati Anything audience questions:1) Hey Kati!! I beat myself up a lot over not being able to self harm severely. I'm suicidal in my thoughts, but my actions aren’t always reflecting that directly.  Every time I ask those around me for help (regarding these suicidal thoughts), because I’ve not...2) Hi Kati, how do we actually "process" any emotion/situation? I never know how long to sit with hard emotions, I end up crying for a few minutes and then just saying to myself "okay time to do something...3) Hi Kati, have you ever needed to take time to grieve when a client has finished their sessions with you? I know you've said before that we as clients need to...4) Hi Kati! How can I ask my therapist about a specific disorder without seeming like I'm self-diagnosing? I have done a lot of research on my specific symptoms and I would like to ask to be evaluated for a specific disorder or...5) Hi Kati! Why do I feel the need to hear from my therapist that I am sick enough and/or that she is worried about me? Why do I constantly crave that validation?6) Hey Kati. How do I stop covering my trauma in humour in therapy? In today’s session, I shared a really hard story and at the end, I just made light of it and made a joke, and my therapist said...7) Hi Kati. How is talk therapy possible, when I can't talk about feelings without crying & basically can't talk when I just cry all the way through? For me, crying in front of others is associated with helplessness, rejection, and out of control...8) Hi Kati! Is it possible to feel worse after therapy? I have recently started working with my psychologist on processing childhood trauma as my parents were emotionally neglectful, although unintentionally...9) Hey Kati! I was wondering which Personality Disorders are the hardest for you to treat? Or which clients with Personality Disorders are most rewarding to work with overtime? Also to what degree is it possible to heal from PD’s? I have Avoidant/Schizoid Personality Disorder and I feel like I am annoying to my therapist, even if she says...10) As someone who has trust issues, how do you find a therapist you trust? The few I've tried recently felt like they were just running through a script and not engaging with my personal issues. I need serious help but...Connecting with KatiAre u ok? Kati's book is in stores nowKati's Amazon SuggestionsPATREON is a great way to help me support the creation of mental health videos.Journaling Club - On Tuesday & Friday Kati posts a journal prompt to help keep you motivated and working on yourself! Opinions That Don't Matter! (Kati's second podcast)video version audio versionONLINE 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.BUSINESS EMAIL  linnea@toneymedia.com MAIL  PO Box #665 1223 Wilshire Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90403 PLEASE READ If 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 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/askkatianything/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/askkatianything/support

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