Agreed. They handled it wrong. Which is easy to see now but when completely freaked out because someone is trying to kill you.... in the perfect world, professionals would know when to put CBT in place (after the crisis perhaps). I had no clue at the time. It just felt very wrong having to defend myself because of this first line (at the time) trauma intervention.as the only focus should have been on helping you deal with the current threat in meaningful and real ways based on the threat.
Yes, I would say especially by therapists.Real threats must always be treated as such, even by therapists,
Yes, to a degree. However when a professional is the determinant of whether your truth is 'real' or not, it can become an issue.You are your truth, that simple.
Thanks for the validation. It is important to know that even though everyone says CBT is the cats ass, it depends on your situation and it can be very gaslighty.