Guest Blogger: Emily Potter Cox, MA, LPC, CYT
Howard Stern shares why he avoided and then embraced therapy
A LOT of people have reservations about going to therapy.
What really happens when you sit and talk with someone, anyway? Does it work? Do they just want to take your money? It is not uncommon to have fears and reservations about starting or continuing with therapy, ESPECIALLY if you have seen a crappy therapist in the past. If you have---I’m so sorry. Like all professions, some of the practitioners are not as competent as others. BUT-- when you find that right person and you get that *click*, it is worth it!
Have you been thinking about therapy for a few years? Perhaps you want to make some changes in your life, but are unsure if therapy is the right step? Your fears and hesitations are normal! If you have been thinking about therapy for a few years, perhaps you want to make some changes in your life but are not sure if therapy is the right step--your fears and hesitations are normal. Many people have hesitations and reservations about going to therapy. Here, Howard Stern shares what kept him from therapy, why he finally started it, and what he got out of it. Hint—He’s a fan.
I’ve listed TWO podcasts below. If you are generally offended by Howard Stern, I recommend his interview with Teri Gross in Fresh Air. You are least likely to be offended listening to that one. If you don’t find Howard Stern offensive, I recommend his interview with Conan O’Brien on the podcast Conan Needs a Friend. It is 3 hours long, but in between penis jokes, he talks about his experience in therapy. They discuss a number of themes, including depression, but if you want to skip to where they discuss therapy, it is around the 50:00 min mark.
See the links to the podcasts below:
Fresh Air with Teri Gross Interview with Howard:
Conan interview with Howard:
Kaycee Beglau, PsyD