Bipolar Thoughts

Today I want to talk about therapy.

It is one of the most common joke topics in sitcoms and movies (especially from the 90’s). There are tons of depictions of it, from Office Space, The Departed, Good Will Hunting, 50/50, the list goes on and on. If I were to say one thing that is extremely common about the depictions of psychotherapy is that most of the therapy methods are extremely outdated Freudian or Jungian methods that no one uses anymore. And more strikingly, all of these therapists have boundary issues. I have been going to my therapist since I was 17, I have hugged her exactly once, we certainly don’t go grab a beer together, and she would never have my back in a parking lot brawl during an Eagle’s game.