Episode 70 – PANEL: Things Therapists Wish Clients Would Stop Doing

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Have you ever thought about your role in therapy? Or that your therapists are just human, too? Do you think your actions/lack of ever disrupted your sessions?

In this episode of The Shrink Think podcast, guests Cindy Brock and Laurie Groh join the podcast to share their wisdom on what therapists wish their clients would stop doing.

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  • What are some things therapists wish clients would stop doing?

What are some things therapists wish clients would stop doing?

  • Thinking their therapist is perfect/doesn’t deal with their own issues
  • Holding onto hope that the other person (spouse/friend/coworker) will change first
  • Not accepting that you can do everything right in a situation and it still can not work out in your favor
  • Not releasing control in situations
  • Focusing more on your environment than yourself
  • Trying to be the ‘star’ client
  • Relying too heavily on self-help book diagnoses
  • Saying something really important at the end of their session

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Meet Nathan & Aaron

Nathan Hawkins and Aaron Potratz are both licensed therapists and clinical supervisors in the state of Oregon. They each own their own private group counseling practices and co-own a third group practice together. Nathan and Aaron have been in the field since 2004 and 2007, respectively, and have over 100,000 hours of therapy experience each. On their show, they discuss facing fears and common challenges from a therapist’s point of view, imparting wisdom and humanity to their viewers. Along the way, they hope to not only share their insights but bring some light-hearted entertainment to make the journey easier.

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