Dr. Benzion Sorotzkin, Psy. D.

Refusing Therapy

Jun 28, 2020 | Psychotherapy, Articles

What causes people to refuse to enter psychotherapy even when they clearly need it? What could teachers, family or friends do to help a suffering person accept the idea of going to therapy?

It is usually assumed that it is the fear of stigma that prevents people (especially from the frum community) from agreeing to therapy. While stigma undoubtedly plays a significant role, there are also other, deeper, subconscious factors.

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