Mad in America.
"Mainstream therapy, psychology or whatever name you want to give it,
is by it’s very nature, cold, uncaring, and cruel and does little to
actually change people, the way they feel about themselves or there
I believe the core problem underneath so called “mental illness”, is
the belief by the person suffering is that they are not loved, valued or
excepted for who they truly are. The symptoms of this may be manifested
in different ways. Some will create a reality of their own to escape
into a imaginary world , some will become extremely depressed, in others
they may be violent or have intense hatred for other people, Some will
become narcissistic to make up for the core belief they are not good
The reasons for developing this belief can vary but many in
cases it stems from childhood abuse, physical or sexual, neglect, or all
of the above. For others it maybe that some just can’t live up to
societies standards of attractiveness, financial success, or
relationships. The reasons can be complicated.
Therapists are taught never to reveal anything about themselves so
there’s no relating with the client. They can never be friends with the
client even if they want to. They can’t give or except gifts. In other
words a therapist is supposed to have a wall between the person their
suppose to be helping and themselves. True love and compassion is to
never be shown. Some will attempt to show these things during the
sessions but love without any action is dead and meaningless. Sometimes
the client will come away from the session feeling a little better but
ultimately they know deep down inside the therapist probably doesn’t
really care about them or at least that’s the message communicated by
following these ridiculous rules.
Maybe some therapists actually like it
this way since it means they don’t actually have to do anything except
prescribe meds and listen to the client. Some therapists are extremely
fake and can’t stand the client and laughs at them behind their back
even after the person has opened up to them about embarrassing personnel
traumas. In the real world we would call this cruel but psychotherapy
considers this ethical standard practice.
In many cases the client will come away feeling even more hurt,
uncared for, and even traumatized after going to therapy. Sometimes the
client may even commit suicide. But Psychology is never held
accountable, it’s always the clients fault. In someways it’s almost
similar to a abused victim being blamed for their own abuse."