“Say More About That” Show Notes: Episode #40 – Candace's search to find a therapist

Jeff Guenther, MS, LPC on Dec 01, 2019 in Say More About That

Candace, a woman in her 30's, talks to me about how she was introduced to therapy as a kid through twilight zone episodes and an emergency visit to the ER. We discuss what type of counselor she was looking for as an adult, what therapeutic approaches worked and which ones missed the mark. We dig into why she continued to choose the same type of therapist over and over again. She also talks about how uncomfortable she can feel when silent periods in counseling last too long. 

Candace Opper's first book, "Certain and Impossible Events," investigates the cultural resonance of suicide in America through the lens of her obsession with the death of a boy she knew in middle school. Forthcoming from Kore Press in 2020. 

Learn more about Candace Opper and her upcoming book at her website

Questions and topics I discuss with Candace in the episode:

  • How were you introduced to therapy as a child? 
  • What kind of therapist were you looking for?
  • What did you address in therapy?
  • What worked and didn't work?
  • Why did you see the same type of therapist every time?
  • What advice do you have for therapists who see clients like you?

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      Jeff Guenther is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR.

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