Therapy: The Benefits, Risks, and How to Find the Right Fit

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Inspired by the book “Irreversible Damage” by Abigail Shryer, hosts Patricia Wu, Jessica Reyes, and guest therapist Ryan Heapy discuss the field of therapy and how it can both be helpful and present certain challenges on ‘Mental Breakthrough.’

The Potential Pitfalls

Ryan explains how therapist bias, the over-diagnosis of mental disorders, and excessive validation might hinder a client’s progress.

Therapy Techniques: A Practitioner’s Perspective

Ryan discusses his experience with different therapy forms and the evidence supporting Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).

Finding the Right TherapistĀ 

Ryan gives practical advice on what questions to ask a potential therapist and how to evaluate different therapy approaches.

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