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Do You Lie to Your Therapist?

Honesty should provide a path to healing, but many people lie to their therapists. In fact, a very high percentage of therapy patients tell at least one lie to their therapist. The number one lie: Minimizing how they feel. Read this and other posts about therapy.
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Therapy Can Help

By Jelena Kecmanovic Ph.D.

Even for those who did not benefit before.
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Who's Keeping Secrets?

By Barry A. Farber Ph.D.

Psychotherapy clients lie—and so do their therapists.
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Lying on the Couch

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.

Here are the lies clients most often tell to their therapists.
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Untruths to Avoid in Therapy

By Jean Kim M.D.

It's natural to hide things from your therapist, but to what end?