Our expert says:
Excellent response from Liza !
CBT psychotherapy sounds like exactly what you would most benefit from, and is good at dealing with issues of self-confidence and breaking the bad habit of negative assumptions ; motivational issues, lack of self-confidence, and so on.
It would work by helping you learn methods through which to find YOUR OWN best answers, rather than taking someone else's second-hand answers.
One of its advantages is that it is practical, has you evaluate its usefulness as you go along, and doesn't last forever like the wishy-washy types of "therapy ) do.
Yes, the cost of an hour's therapy is high - but have you hired a plumber or electrician, or other artisan recently ? I have had to pay far more than you mention for less than ann hour of a plumber who only increased the problem and left a mess.
Shrinks need to make a living, too, and nobody gives them a discount on rent, electricity or other costs, let alone the costs of living that afflict us all. And no discounts on the high cost or 10 or more years of training or the high costs of keeping up to date. I'm not trying to defend the profession ( I've seen more than enough grotesque and revolting specimens within it !) but to explain it.
I understand your bitterness that it doesn't feel as though your mom was helped appropriately. Having lost my own most excellent mother, though it was inevitable, but with sad bungling by a hospice and a cocky doctor at the very end, I do understand.
Do drug companies make millions ? Surely ( otherwise they dopn't last long !) And I think some of the worst rip-offs are not in the fancy new drugs where the costs of development, testing and registration are huge, but in areas we often overlook - the high costs of vitamins, for instance, are ridiculous and unjustifiable.
I think CBT, uf you can find someone who provides it with the right expertise, might suit you, as it encourages a critical approach to yourself, the method, and anything else that troubles you.
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