Should you tell that to a friend or a therapist? – Part 2
Part 2 of the Counselorssoapbox article, Friend or Therapist?
By David Joel Miller.
Talking to a Friend or therapist – part 2.
I think I misread this question the first time. My first thought after reading the question was:
“Why should a client go to a therapist they have to pay rather than just talking to a friend?” That is from the client’s point of view and describes why a client would be better off getting a professional therapist rather than relying on a friend.
I wrote a blog post about “Therapist of Friend” which is up at counselorssoapbox.com. That post got some really good comments from readers and they suggested some additional reasons they found going to a professional therapist helpful.
After rereading the question I think they were asking:
“What if your friend is also a therapist? Or as a therapist what do I say, to my friend. Do I set boundaries and keep my…
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