Hey #therapist twitter. Let's talk about some of the things therapists should NOT do during a session. Patients aren't always necessarily aware that some of these things that some therapists do just aren't ok. What are red flags a patient should look out for?
I'll start: A therapist shouldn't overshare personal info. If you find that they always talk about their own problems/ life in great detail, there's something wrong. A good therapist can make themselves relatable without diving into the gritty details of their own life.
Over the years, I've even had patients say things like "well you wouldn't know anything about this of course" when in reality I've been through the EXACT thing they're experiencing. But, I never divulge that. Instead I use my experience and training to help inform their treamtent