I'd like to know your experiences with therapists or psychologists.
I've noticed that I have some issues that I'm not really sure how to address. My self esteem is pretty low and I have a tendency to take everything (even compliments) the wrong way and react to them in an exagerrated manner. (When friends say I'm pretty but I always get annoyed and accusing him of lying). I become really attached to people too fast. (Especially guys I'm dating). I also have a tendency of trying to be controling and I get really angry or sad over little things. I punch myself in the head and face when I'm upset with myself.
I know these behaviors aren't healthy so I want help. I went to a psychiatrist a few months ago and I wasn't diagnosed with anything but she suggested therapy. From your experiences, do you think therapy would help improve my behavior?
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Therapy is effective if you are willing to do the work. I say this because often times people will seek out therapy to have all of their problems "solved" or to get all the answers. Truly effective therapy is designed to provide you with an avenue by which you can provide your own solutions. Problem resolution involves accepting responsibility for both your actions and your choices and knowing that sometimes you have to lose a little to win. I know this sounds confusing and in all fairness the path to self enlightenment can indeed be confusing, but try to remember it's not always about having all the answers, but knowing what to do with the ones you have. I recommend therapy, but be aware it will take work and commitment on your part, lastly understand that a good therapist isn't the one who will "fix" everything for you, but help provide you with some perspective and helps you think about things in a different and hopefully constructive fashion.5