#26 "How do you decide whether a relationship is toxic...?"

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 I think I had a facade up. Like I wanted to be perceived as smart and...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 anxiety disorder w/ panic attacks and I feel like I’ve reached the point where I’ve...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 a very conservative country and...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  6 for about 2 years and...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. Does my T like me as much as the others?JOURNALING CLUBEvery Tuesday & Friday Kati posts a journal prompt to help keep you motivated and working on yourself! https://www.youtube.com/katimorton/join KATI'S BOOK "Are u ok?"http://bit.ly/2s0mULyKati's Amazon Suggestionshttps://www.amazon.com/shop/katimortonONLINE THERAPYI do not currently offer online therapy.  BetterHelp can connect you with a licensed, online counselor. Please visit: MORE INFO      I receive commissions on referrals to BetterHelp. I only recommend services I know and trust.PATREONhttps://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 Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/katimorton)

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