You can tell a horse about the amazing mental health benefits of therapy, but you can’t make it drink the emotional labor of personal growth.

Hello! It’s me, your therapist friend, answering the internet’s questions about relationships, mental health and how to get the most out of going to therapy…

And what’s the “right” amount or way to exercise for a healthy brain? Your Therapist Friend shares the surprising science challenging old ideas of “fitness”

Welcome to another edition of Ask Your Therapist Friend! I’m Kayla, a licensed therapist (LMSW), answering the internet’s questions about mental health, relationships and how…

The right fit can make the difference between moving forward or staying stuck.

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As a mental health professional and someone who has been in therapy off and on for over a decade, I believe everyone can benefit from therapy.

Yet I’ve known too many people who have said therapy didn’t work or wasn’t for them. Research shows that the primary reason talk therapy…

Because therapy is supposed to help you feel *less* anxious

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Many of us have contemplated quitting therapy entirely rather than overcome our anxieties about video chat sessions:

  • Seeing my own face is so distracting!
  • I can’t when I’m not seated across from a real person.
  • How do I open up with it’s just me sitting with my computer?
  • Ugh, weird…

Your Therapist Friend

Kayla Lane Freeman — Licensed therapist answering the internet’s questions about mental health, relationships and how to be in therapy

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