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Bad Therapy? Let's Discuss!
Episode 1815th May 2024 • Calming the Chaos • Tracy Kenela
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Does Counseling Cause Chaos? |Let’s Discuss “Bad Therapy”

Psychotherapists are out in the world to help people, right? But what if there are Licensed Psychotherapists out in the world who are making people’s mental health problems worse?

Well, that’s what author and journalist Abigail Shrier postulates in her book “Bad Therapy – Why kids aren’t growing up.” This book accuses therapists of harming people and children by

• The rise in accessibility of treatment isn’t producing positive outcomes

• Not informing parents what is going on with their kids in therapy

• Not telling kids the risks of therapy, and that it can do harm

• Talking about feelings which can lead to increased rumination, anxiety and depression

• Recommending therapy to those who don’t need it

• Keeping people in therapy to keep an income stream for themselves

• Avoiding helping the truly mentally ill

• Selling a generation on the idea that everyone is sick

• Telling people everyone has trauma, when it’s really just “bad memories”

• Strong-arming their suggestions and judgments onto children

Full Interview Links:

Joe Rogan’s Podcast Interview with Abigail Shrier:

UnHeard’s Podcast Interview with Abigail Shrier:

Links and Resources

My Counseling Website:

My Professional Disclosure Form

Contact Abigail at

WACs and RCWs for Mental Health Counseling

To File a Complaint

Links and Resources

American Counseling Association Code of Ethical Conduct for Counselors:

To see my Professional Disclosure Form, please visit My Counseling Website at

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