ep24 - "Is it weird that I would secretly really like to be diagnosed with something??"

Audience Questions for ep24 of Ask Kati Anything!Hey Kati, is it weird that I would “secretly” really like to be diagnosed with something?? I’ve been struggling mentally for about 8 months...I see my therapist once a week, but after each session I find myself already longing for the next session because it feels so nice to talk to her. The 6 days in between appointments feels like forever! Is this a sign of good therapy, or an unhealthy attachment? Does it mean I should ask for more support? What do you recommend I do in between...In what way are therapists 'responsible' for you? If you commit suicide or homicide, how can they investigate how much you told your therapist about your plans?Hi Kati, is it normal to feel abandoned/rejected when your therapist has to cancel a session? Recently we had a hurricane in NJ and the power was out for days which is why...Hey Kati! I have been diagnosed with GAD for a while.  Whenever I’m trying to concentrate, whether it’s reading something, or trying to do school, my brain won’t stop thinking about things, which then leads to...Do you think it can be traumatizing to hit a child for discipline?Hi Kati. How can I avoid building an unhealthy relationship with my therapist? I decided to try out therapy and I've been pouring my heart out to him. The thing is, I'm afraid of getting too attached to that person and having a hard time trying to get...Hi Kati, I hope you're doing great. I wanted to ask you how to bring the topic of sex to my therapist and how to better deal with it. I was sexually assaulted by my...Hi Kati! Will dissociation always be a part of my life? Considering that it’s a coping skill that I honed since childhood, and that showers is the only grounding technique that works 95% of the time (bless the water bill) which is...Hey Kati, I told a friend that I struggle with self harm and an eating disorder. At the moment things are really bad for me. I often see the person who abused me because of Corona. He doesn’t do anything anymore, but...Hi Kati. How can I find out what I truly want? I always seek my therapist's opinion; she says it's all somewhere inside of me, but I can't see it. I always think other people know better what I need or want so...Hi Kati, I fear the day that the people I care about will pass away. When I think of this, "What if I just die before they're gone, I wouldn't hurt that much." is what I tell myself. I want to stop thinking that way. What should I do?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 THERAPYKati does not currently offer online therapy, but she has partnered with BetterHelp who can connect you with a licensed, online counselor in your area: https://tryonlinetherapy.com/katimortonPATREONhttps://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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