I HAVE STRANGE ANXIETIES, BUT I’M NERVOUS A THERAPIST WILL THINK I’M CRAZY.
ANSWER The fear of telling a therapist your most private thoughts is a catch-22 – what if they’re horrified and confirm your fear that something’s seriously wrong with you? While it might be terrifying to speak up, your thoughts won’t seem out of the ordinary to a clinical psychologist who hears “weird” stuff: All. The. Time. Find someone who practises cognitivebehavioural therapy or related therapies, like acceptance and commitment therapy.