Joyce Marter Quoted In Psych Central Article: Therapists Spill: How Therapy Is Different Than Talking To A Friend
“A common reason people give for not seeking therapy is that, well, it’s basically like talking to a friend – except you don’t have to pay your friend to listen to you. However, seeing a therapist is very different from having a heart-to-heart with a loved one.
‘I love the cathartic feeling of having a deep conversation with a good friend, and certainly therapy can have that same cathartic feeling. But working with a therapist is so much more,’ said clinical psychologist Christina Hibbert, PsyD.
It’s like comparing apples to oranges, said Deborah Serani, PsyD, a clinical psychologist…”