Keeping Secrets From Your Therapist

I’ve offered two responses to comments on Dr Joe Burgo’s latest thought provoking blog post at   The first was

Hi Sioux, I imagine we keep our secrets in order to avoid anyone else discovering who we really are and what we’re really like – i.e. unlikable and unloveable. The biggest secret of all is that everybody seems to have that same deep fear and hides whatever feels shameful about them to prevent avoidance, disgust and abandonment by both particular people and everyone in general. Speaking aloud these secret thoughts, feelings and behaviors to someone, perhaps a therapist, who accepts us despite who we really are, someone we’ve come to trust, admire and even love, seems the secret and scary path out of shame. It takes great courage and is well worth the risks. Dr Bob

Here is the new reply:
Nicely said, Bob.


Please share your experience/response to this Post. I'd sure like to know, and it could be useful to someone else. You can click the Post's title to view the entire post, and Comment below, if you like. The "Name Field" will accept any name, so you can be Anonymous [Anon] if you prefer. You must enter your Email to post a comment, but your Email address will not appear publicly. Thanks, Dr Bob
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