4. “When the therapist makes you feel like you’re less worthy and looks down on you.”

“My first time with a therapist was when I was 15 years old. It was at a youth center. I was forced, and I didn’t want to be there in first place, so I was upset. She asked all her questions, and she’d react weird with facial expressions and dumb questions. I felt mocked and told her I’m done. I wanted to leave, but she wouldn’t let me, and I got even angrier and stood up. She thought it was funny apparently and mockingly giggled a little. I felt disrespected and like a fool. Not okay.

I later found a good therapist who’s amazing, and I feel respected and not looked down on.”