006: Ask David — Identity Crisis; Finding a CBT Therapist; Love Me the Way I Am

In this first “Ask David” Podcast, Dr. Burns responds to three questions submitted by listeners or visitors to his website, www.feelinggood.com:

  1. What causes an “identity crisis?” And how do you treat it? You will discover that the answer takes you in an unexpected direction!
  2. Why is it so hard to find a therapist trained in cognitive therapy, as well as the newer T.E.A.M. techniques? When I go to therapists who claim to be cognitive, it always just amounts to schmoozing behind closed doors. They don’t use any of the techniques in your book, Feeling Good. I’m frustrated!
  3. In a relationship, should you change yourself in order to get along with someone, or should you wait for someone who will love you as you are?

Dr. Burns will be answering more of your questions in upcoming podcasts, including: How can I help a friend or family member who is struggling with depression or anxiety?

5 thoughts on “006: Ask David — Identity Crisis; Finding a CBT Therapist; Love Me the Way I Am

  1. Thanks, Lisa! d

    David D. Burns, M.D.

    Adjunct Clinical Professor Emeritus

    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    Stanford University School of Medicine

    From: lisakelleytherapy@gmail.com [mailto:lisakelleytherapy@gmail.com] Sent: Sunday, July 31, 2016 1:50 PM To: Feeling Good ; david burns ; fabrice@life.net Subject: Re: [New post] Podcast #6: Ask David — Identity Crisis; Finding a CBT Therapist; Love Me the Way I Am

    Thx David and Fabrice. I will listen to this and the lady podcast and get them posted this week.

    Thx for your hard work!

    Lisa Sent from my iPhone

  2. Good afternoon!

    I just wanted to leave this comment to express my gratitude for this amazingly helpful podcasts. I listen to you and my thoughts simply and surprisingly just peacefully settle down in a perfect order.

    All my respect and gratitude.
    Sincerely,
    Maria

  3. Thanks! d

    David D. Burns, M.D.

    Adjunct Clinical Professor Emeritus

    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    Stanford University School of Medicine

    From: lisakelleytherapy@gmail.com [mailto:lisakelleytherapy@gmail.com] Sent: Sunday, July 31, 2016 1:50 PM To: Feeling Good ; david burns ; fabrice@life.net Subject: Re: [New post] Podcast #6: Ask David — Identity Crisis; Finding a CBT Therapist; Love Me the Way I Am

    Thx David and Fabrice. I will listen to this and the lady podcast and get them posted this week.

    Thx for your hard work!

    Lisa Sent from my iPhone

  4. Hi David and Fabrice,
    Thanks for the wonderful podcast. I wanted to say that I agree with David’s comments about the need to better train psychotherapists. I am a psychologist in Canada and one of my psychology professors in my graduate program told me “everything useful I learned about doing therapy I learned after leaving school.” I feel very fortunate that early in my training I stumbled into one of David’s workshops and this really helped to ground me in what effective therapy looks like. In many ways, I see psychotherapy as a young field, and I have faith that it will eventually sort itself out. In the meantime, I appreciate greatly your efforts to raise awareness of the gaps in our field and, even more amazingly, your tireless efforts to try and fill them.

    With gratitude,
    Karin Kramer

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