Freud's baby. The therapist sits back and listens as you lie on the leather couch and waffle on for billable hours about your shitty childhood, and how much you hate your parents. He steers you off superficial stories and into the really deeply painful ones as you probe the very depths of your troubled psyche together.

Advantages:

  • Probably the most thorough therapy out there

  • You'll feel like a movie star

  • Makes you rich if you're a psychiatrist

Disadvantages:

  • It never ends

  • Costs a fortune

  • You need to be a movie star to pay your therapy bills

  • Perhaps Freud was wrong about your mother

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Graham Stoney

Graham Stoney

I struggled for years with low self-esteem, anxiety and a lack of self-confidence before finding a solution that really worked. I created The Confident Man Program to help other men live the life of their dreams. I also offer 1-on-1 coaching via Skype so if you related to this article contact me about coaching.

1 Comment

Matt · March 6, 2012 at 6:28 am

Therapy has always been a sensative issue as far as I'm concerned.

I don't think anyone can say that talking to others about your issue's isn't good for your mental health but I do question how much 'help' you get from a therapist vs a good chat with a friend and at least with your friendly chat, you're not so harshly out of pocket at the end of a session.

Matt.

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