How to Be Your Own Therapist: A Step-by-Step Guide to Taking Back Your Life

How to Be Your Own Therapist: A Step-by-Step Guide to Taking Back Your Life

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by Patricia Farrell
     
 

How to Be Your Own Therapist provides tools to replace unhealthy behaviors with actions for satisfaction and success. Drawing from her 20 years as a licensed therapist, Dr. Patricia Farrell has developed an approach to help individuals manage their own lives by reclaiming their personal power. Her "power tools" include how to:

  • Fire one's

Overview

How to Be Your Own Therapist provides tools to replace unhealthy behaviors with actions for satisfaction and success. Drawing from her 20 years as a licensed therapist, Dr. Patricia Farrell has developed an approach to help individuals manage their own lives by reclaiming their personal power. Her "power tools" include how to:

  • Fire one's parents
  • Quit whining
  • Make lots of mistakes
  • Stick up for oneself

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071433655
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
03/20/2004
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
413,323
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.71(d)

Meet the Author

Patricia A. Farrell, Ph.D. (Englewood Cliffs, NJ) is a licensed psychologist in private practice in New Jersey and a clinical professor of doctoral psychology at Walden University. She serves as the moderator/ expert for the Anxiety/Panic Board on Web-MD.com.

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How to Be Your Own Therapist: A Step-by-Step Guide to Taking Back Your Life 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dr. Pat Farrell in this book offers solutions and suggestions for a healthier happier life without going to see a therapist for the rest of your life- And obviously saving quite a lot of money in the bargain! I have personally been 'in theraphy' for years and although, I don't discount its positive effects, I was enlightened in a way I would never have expected from Dr. Farrell's breakthrough analysis of the ways that an individual can change and grow and BE HAPPIER in this one life we have. I want to recommend 'How to Be...' as highly as possible to anyone who has questions, doubts, fears or insecurities about the mysteries of life changes. And having this book at your fingertips is so much more convenient and helpful than waiting to talk about your problems at your next theraphy appointment- And, excuse my bluntness, so much cheaper, too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was fantastic! I've seen Dr. Farrell on Court TV (she's on all the time with Nancy Grace, and I had assumed she just did criminal-psychology, or whatever it's called, but after you read this you'll see that her real expertise is in helping people figure out what their problems are, take responsibility for the problems, and solve them without a bunch of whining). Before I say anything else, let me say that I'm not a big fan of 'self-help' books: most of them seem to recycle the same old information over and over and tell you things that you already knew (or should have known!). I bought the book because I love Dr. Farrell's no-nonsense approach on Court TV, and I wasn't disappointed. Though this book isn't offering ideas that are rocket science--it is full of common sense 'tools' that you can use--the tools are presented in a clever way with great examples (and LOTS of exercises, like interactive tests you can take to learn about yourself) that make them all hit home, and there are so many examples and stories, etc., that it's almost like reading a novel: it's funny in parts and just really easy to read. I think my favorite chapter was about Firing Your Parents: for instance, one thing it does is compare the idea of growing up and really taking control of your life with what you do when you have to fire someone in the workplace. For instance, you let them down easily, but you also make it a 'clean break', and so on. I found that using the examples really helped me with trying to create some healthy distance (which has resulted in more closeness, in the end) with my folks, who mean well but intrude way too often in my life. I used the ideas to set limits, and it has helped a lot. I could go on, but won't, except to say that this really is a well-written, clear, and helpful book--and fun to read, too!