ep.8 "You Are Leading A Double Life?" | Ask Kati Anything!

Audience Questions:1 My therapist talks about herself a lot. I kind of want a new therapist but I don’t know how to tell her that. Is there any advice you can give me?2 What is your take on cutting toxic family members out of your life? I feel like it is really stigmatized in our society (especially when it comes to mothers) and I'm also not sure how to go about actually doing it (in a nice way if possible), thanks!3 Hi Kati. I'm a college student with BPD that lost my apartment and is now living with my family while doing college online. Do you have any tips on asking for more space during this pandemic?4 How can I cope with my parents being toxic to each other all the time??5 What types of experiences are considered traumatic? For an experience to have been traumatic, does a person have to fear for their life or can it be things that are just emotionally/psychologically distressing?6 How can I stop imagining terrible situations and reliving embarrassing moments, please7 Is it normal to constantly wonder what your therapist thinks of you? Or to replay a session in your head and think about how you should have said more or said some things differently?8 Hi Kati, I was wondering how you recommend dealing with the feeling that you are leading a double life? Specifically in the sense of being around family who don’t know about your mental health issues (such as anxiety, eating disorders, trauma) and your sexuality. I know that I am keeping this information private for a whole host of reasons that pertain to my family’s role in my mental health issues but I still feel incredibly guilty for lying. I also am struggling because it is really draining having to keep so much secret when I am home from college.9 What to do when therapy gets too hard? I have certain topics I just cannot discuss for no obvious reasons, they're just bad childhood experiences I could never get over. I tried many times to talk about it in therapy but I always end up retreating and running away from therapy all together when I push myself. I'm just completely stuck, I've been like this for over a year now. :(Video Version of this Podcasthttps://youtu.be/DC7g8v2h0jgOrdering 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.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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