Episode 18

Bad Therapy? Let's Discuss!

Published on: 15th May, 2024

Does Counseling Cause Chaos? |Let’s Discuss “Bad Therapy”

Psychotherapists are out in the world to help people, right? But what if there are Licensed Psychotherapists out in the world who are making people’s mental health problems worse?

Well, that’s what author and journalist Abigail Shrier postulates in her book “Bad Therapy – Why kids aren’t growing up.” This book accuses therapists of harming people and children by

• The rise in accessibility of treatment isn’t producing positive outcomes

• Not informing parents what is going on with their kids in therapy

• Not telling kids the risks of therapy, and that it can do harm

• Talking about feelings which can lead to increased rumination, anxiety and depression

• Recommending therapy to those who don’t need it

• Keeping people in therapy to keep an income stream for themselves

• Avoiding helping the truly mentally ill

• Selling a generation on the idea that everyone is sick

• Telling people everyone has trauma, when it’s really just “bad memories”

• Strong-arming their suggestions and judgments onto children

Full Interview Links:

Joe Rogan’s Podcast Interview with Abigail Shrier: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z72hgYk-5iI

UnHeard’s Podcast Interview with Abigail Shrier: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJMhyG50N-Y&t=1459s

Links and Resources

My Counseling Website: www.lokahicounseling.com

My Professional Disclosure Form

Contact Abigail at https://www.abigailshrier.com/

WACs and RCWs for Mental Health Counseling


To File a Complaint


Links and Resources

American Counseling Association Code of Ethical Conduct for Counselors: https://www.counseling.org/resources/...

To see my Professional Disclosure Form, please visit My Counseling Website at www.lokahicounseling.com

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Calming the Chaos
Helping You Find Peace in a Chaotic World!
Calming the Chaos is a podcast by Licensed Mental Health Counselor Tracy Kenela, who interviews a variety of professionals around the world in an effort to find different ways to help people (and herself!) find peace in a chaotic world. Each episode contains Information, tips, tools, and resources that come from different schools of thought, and are presented as a fun and entertaining way to help you move toward a more peaceful and enjoyable life.

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Tracy Kenela is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Eating Disorders Specialist and Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist in Olympia, Washington. As the Host of "Calming the Chaos" Podcast, Tracy has made it her mission to help people (and herself!) find peace in a Chaotic world! Her podcast interviews, YouTube Channel and short videos are an entertaining way to find self help for all things that cause you chaos!