A student therapist tells all: snake oil cures and broken treatment methods

“[We’re] relying on interventions that I cannot help but feel are total bullshit.”

L. is a psychology student in a midwestern city who agreed to talk to me because she felt that her entire experience learning about how to treat people who were despondent about the state of the world was absurd. 

L.’s mother committed suicide two years ago, which gave her a particularly personal insight in…

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