Your friend is not a therapist.

Over the years, friends and acquaintances have informed me of various situations that could benefit from therapy (e.g. “our sex life is non-existent,” “I’m in a rut…again,” “I really don’t like my body.”) After inquiring whether these friends and acquaintances have sought therapy, I’ve heard this response on several occasions: “I have friends to talk to; I don’t need a therapist.” This statement has always troubled me. Here’s why:  … Read More »Your friend is not a therapist.