5 Stars Who Say Going to Therapy Changed Their Lives

Posted by PZ on August 8th, 2017

Jon Hamm

Jon likes how therapists don’t cover up the truth: ”I had no concept of what going to see shrink meant. I’m a 20-year-old idiot, in the Midwest. This is not Woody Allen in New York. We don’t sit around and talk about our feelings. We certainly don’t sit around and compare shrinks. But I went to the lady. Sat down and talked to the lady. I gotta say, it helps. Talking to anybody helps. Talking to your friends helps. But your friends are your friends. They’ll tell you what you want to hear. The shrink doesn’t sugarcoat it: ‘Hey, you’re f**ked up. Do this, this and this. Don’t do this anymore.’ It’s a wonderful third-person perspective that you get from an analyst. It’s invaluable, I think.”

Mickey Rourke

Mickey has gone to therapy for years and believes he has transformed his life: “I’m still kind of embarrassed to say it, but I had to go and see a therapist for many years and work really hard to find out what made me short circuit. There were just too many things in me that were broken that I didn’t know how to fix, so I love my therapist because he took 13 years to sit there with me. I was very ashamed of seeing a therapist because I thought only crazy people went, and then, after about nine years, I asked him, ‘Well, was I really crazy?’ And he nodded and said, ‘You were, but not any more’.”

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