What if Cognitive Behavior Therapy Doesn't Work? What can I do? ep.80

Ask Kati Anything podcast ep.80 Audience questions:1. What advice do you have when CBT doesn’t seem to be working? I have been diagnosed with GAD, and I know it’s supposed to be the gold standard for anxiety, but I feel like it isn’t doing anything for me. I can identify what is causing my anxiety/ all the distortions in my...2. How do you know what to say as a therapist? I get that your education and practice help a lot but what about in the beginning (your first few clients). How do you know what questions to ask so that...3. As kids my parents spanked my siblings and I. We were always scared when our father would be the one to discipline us. Now looking back at that time as a kid I feel...4. How many sessions are necessary before trusting a therapist? I had 20+ sessions with my former therapist and still didn’t trust her and didn’t feel safe enough to share my trauma fully. I recently...5. How do I stop worrying about my therapist even when I logically know I don't have to? We have talked about my people-pleasing and how being aware of how other people are feeling was a survival skill from childhood. I notice how my therapist tries to make sure that she doesn't look tired...6. I was SAed about 10 years ago by a good friend and have only very recently been working through it. I’ve done a lot of great work with my therapist and various other wonderful resources, but it’s weird for me to be moving forward - if that can even make sense. I can tell I’ve grown so much in the past year, but a part of me...7. I'm over 18 and I want to start talking with my therapist about possible (sexual) abuse sustained as a child. However, I still live with the person that supposedly caused me harm and I feel like whatever happened to me wasn't a big deal since I'm only...8. How do you deal with your therapist/therapy being your only 'safe' space? I've been in therapy for over 10years (not continuously there was a few years gap) and I've been extremely...9. How can I get comfortable with the idea of spacing out my sessions and eventually ending therapy? I've been seeing my therapist for...10. Thank you for all your work. Your videos and podcast have helped me so much. I have a question concerning trauma therapy. I recently started, and felt really good about it, in the sense that I felt safe and I trust my therapist...Video version of episodes https://youtu.be/WG-j4vtcYIsKati's Amazon Suggestions https://www.amazon.com/shop/katimortonONLINE THERAPYI do not currently offer online therapy.  My sponsor BetterHelp can connect you with a licensed, online counselor, please visit: https://betterhelp.com/katiPATREON  https://www.katimorton.com/kati-morton-patreon/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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