The below excerpt is from the self help psychology book, Be Your Own Therapist.
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DOING 90+% OF THERAPY YOURSELF

My 23 years of experience with a variety of therapists and therapies, both as a therapist and as a client, convinced me long ago that more than 90% of the work in effective therapy could be done outside the therapy hour. But it was not at all clear what that 90+% might be or could be. All too often I, like almost everyone else I knew, drifted in a limbo of uncertainty, ignorance and denial about personal growth paths apart from my favorite therapy.


I intend to give you, the reader, the means to set and accomplish growth and healing goals specific to you, whether or not you are currently paying a therapist. If your paid therapist has objections to a joint discussion of growth and healing goals, perhaps it is time to examine and discuss your relationship with that therapist.

One important goal of this book is to empower you, the reader, to accomplish more growth and healing by yourself.

CAUTION: This book is usually NOT for you if you now are (1)carrying any severe psychological diagnosis such as schizophrenia, multiple personality, etc. or are (2)in a severe crisis or in some danger of harming yourself or others. If (2) exists, take some action now. Your best alternatives are, in recommended order: (a)talk to a local helper (such as a therapist) preferably one who is already known to you, (b)call a local hotline or (c)call your local law enforcement authorities.

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