Re: Can counseling get you depressed?
Any time you are talking about depressing things, you are focusing on them. So yes. I'm working on a suicide study and honestly, I have to limit the amount of time I spend reading the research papers I have stacked up in my reading pile. I might start watching Angry Beavers or comedies on Netflix in between reading sessions. It's a known issue that talking about your problems and discussing negative feelings is going to worsen things. Your sessions should focus like 1/5 on what's not right and 4/5 on things that can go right or are going right, with a plan for making those things work out for you. Otherwise, you're not going to make much progress and you'll wonder why any rx you take don't work.