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CF Ambassador
Jan 11, 2020
I have seen a few posts on this forum about how inadequate, even dangerous therapy is, so I want to response.

Therapy is a mixed bag. Sometimes you have a good therapist and you get a lot out of it. Sometimes you have an inadequate therapist and it's a waste of time. Sometimes you may meet Satan in therapy. But, nothing ventured nothing gained, and if you're not satisfied with your progress in overcoming your addiction, then giving therapy a try might do the trick. The individual attention and intuition of a good therapist can untangle a lot of mysteries. And change always begins with a revelation about ourselves.

Of course, therapy is a slow process, especially if you just sit there and talk. What makes therapy work is acting upon the insights you get from a good session. Furthermore, your therapist is not going to wave a magic wand and change you. You have to do the work. One day I told my therapist that I was unhappy with the progress we were making. "What do you mean “we"" he said. "Well," I mumbled, "isn't this a team effort?" "No," he said, "You're the one that has to do the work. I hold the flashlight; you chop the wood."

I was shocked by this statement, but it was the beginning of a change in my attitude about therapy. I realized my therapist wasn't going to fix me. I had to start doing things differently if I wanted to change. This is when I invited the Holy Spirit into the process.

The most important thing about therapy is not make therapy or a therapist too important. He must be an channel for the Holy Spirit. He is just a human guide. He will help you remember and process what the Holy Spirit wants you to know. If this is not happening then leave.

Finally, it might be good to find a Christian therapist to help you so there is no conflict over your faith being the most important healing tool.

With my last therapist, I learned through my dreams that I was hiding some things from myself that I needed to know. This really helped me go deeper into myself before I turned it all over to the Holy Spirit to heal.

Everyone has a different story when it comes to healing. I am not saying therapy if for everyone,, bit it really helped me.


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