ep.38 "How do you know that you're ready to start talking about your trauma?" AKA

Audience questions for Ask Kati Anything ep381. Hey Kati, how do therapists deal with things that trigger their own mental illnesses? I want to be a therapist, but I struggle with anxiety and eating disorders myself and I’m afraid that there will be a patient who triggers me, potentially even to the point of relapse.2. Hi Kati! Is it weird that I really want to cry in therapy but never can? I’ve always been someone that suppresses and ignores my emotions because I grew up thinking they were a sign of weakness.  Because of this...3. Good day, Kati! Why do I keep pushing my friends away when I’m in a depressive episode? I know that’s when I need them the most and I need their support, but I just push them away and...4. How do you know that you're ready to start talking about your trauma? I keep telling myself I'm not ready but what if I just don't want to? A couple of months ago i got some really strong flashbacks from what might have been...5. Hi Kati! Do you think therapy is necessary for everyone? I spent three years in therapy but I stopped going a few months ago and I feel so much better since I stopped! Is there something wrong with me? I know deep down there is some stuff I...6. Why can't I tell my parents that I love them or hug them? I obviously do love them but saying that is nearly impossible even though we used to be very affectionate towards each other when I was a child. When my mom tells me she loves...7. How do I get over the feeling that I’m “faking” it. I feel like a fraud like I’m faking my way through life. I’ve accomplished a lot in life. But I can’t shake the feeling that I’m faking it!!... HELP. Appreciate all you do.Much love8. Hi Kati! Is it normal to feel like I need to prepare a lot before therapy? Before each session, I read through my journals and think about everything I want to say, as well as how I will answer any potential questions that my therapist might ask...9. Can someone be resistant to therapy because one sees through the strategies of the therapist so that they don't work?10. Hey Kati.  I’m 19 years old and in the last few years, I’ve found myself getting strongly attached to female figures who are older than me. It’s almost like I’ve got a little hole inside of me and...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.com/katimorton)


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