Therapy Burnout: Can You Ever Talk Too Much About Feelings?

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Over time, therapy about infertility turned into unpacking events from childhood, which opened a Pandora’s box for me, if you will.

At this time, my therapist suggested medication which meant seeing the psychiatrist. Starting medication took a massive weight off my shoulders and took the edge off my deeply negative feelings — I finally felt that I was able to think clearly. Then my husband and I started couples therapy.

Can You Ever Talk Too Much About Feelings?

When I first started to see a therapist, I would’ve said “No way.” But yes, I think there is such a thing as overthinking your problems or perseverating on them too much. This is not to say these counselors/therapists/doctors are not immensely helpful…they are! But I reached a point where it became more draining to me than helpful.

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