German Cheung, Psy.D.
Clinical Psychologist, PSY 22159
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Food for Thought

Dear Therapist: I Google-Stalked My Therapist - The Atlantic

Therapy is about relationships—including that with the therapist—and one of the rare aspects of this setting is that things that normally might be shoved under the rug get swept into the light. Anything that comes up between you and your therapist—and things will come up—becomes not a catastrophe but simply grist for the mill. Your therapist wants to hear about what you found and your reactions to it—confusion, disgust, fear, sadness, anger. She welcomes this conversation—no matter how awkward it might be, even for her—because therapy can’t be effective with this secret whirring in the background.

German Cheung