The Value of Therapy

FWritten by Dustin Kebre MA, LMFT

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*  What value do we place on our mental health? How much value do we put on our own happiness? How healthy are our relationships?

*  For many, the value of therapy is much lower than other daily expenses we incur such as haircuts, nails, shopping, gas, cable, restaurants, etc.…

* The goal of therapy is to help people live happier, more fulfilled lives. Reduce stress and help people through the difficult moments of their lives. 

*  What most don’t understand the therapeutic relationship is unlike any other in the world. 

*  The greatest asset in therapy is a term called, “Unconditional Positive Regard.” (UPC) If we all had “Unconditional Positive Regard” the world would be a much happier place.

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*  Most people do not understand Psychotherapy. Americans put our mental health very low on the Totem Pole. We all would much rather spend our money on cars, clothes, food, vacations, houses, video games, TV’s, purses. I could go on forever. 

*  The reality is that most of would benefit from therapy. A place where we could create plans to improve our lives. Discuss our fears, our relational problems in a non-judgemental confidential environment.

*  A place were we could find out more about how we think, why we think the way we do. 

*  Find better ways of interacting in the world.

* A place where we can blow off some steam get things off of our chest and show a little emotion instead of stuffing it down.

*  People use health care only when they are sick, we do very little preventative care. 

*  Psychotherapy isn’t like medicine; the relationship is %60 of what makes it successful. 

*  Good people do not get the help they deserve.

*  We all would benefit from putting a stronger emphasis on our mental health. 

*  My goal is to help as many people as I can no matter what. My hope is by putting in the care and the message in the right space I can get society the help they need. 

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