What does therapy help with?
With a professional, or just talking with someone you trust, or just talking at someone on the subway… what does that do for you? I hear all the time about how cathartic it is to talk things through… but that’s never been my experience.
I’m trying to understand. So I’m wondering, what do you feel like after talking about something? You don’t have to say what you were talking about, but how does it leave you? For me it’s always something like drained and small and cemented and foolish.
And specifically to therapy—why does it help? To describe pieces of your life to someone who will never actually see any of it, and have them tell you how you must feel. What does it achieve? What does it fix?
This question is in the General Section. Responses must be helpful and on-topic.