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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Managing Your Moods by John Preston

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Chapter 25
Psychotherapy and Counseling
In This Chapter
• Getting a glimpse at what usually happens in psychotherapy
• How talking can actually help
• Using therapy to get clear about how you really feel
• Targeting specific problems such as anxiety attacks or depression
 
Perhaps you are asking what psychotherapy is really like. It may not be what you think. You’ve had glimpses of psychotherapy in books, in the movies, and on television. Forget that. It’s not likely that what you’ve seen has prepared you for what really goes on. If you’re like most folks, you’re thinking about therapy because you’re experiencing significant distress or emotional pain—perhaps desperation—in your life. (Almost no one goes to therapy for the small stuff.) Under such ...

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