|Psychologists, Psychiatrists...and Financial Advisors?
||[Jan. 13th, 2008|01:15 am]
The Question Club
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My mom really pissed me off today when she said she doesn't believe in the concept of psychology or think what psychologists do for a living is "right". Apparently all that their job entails is "being good at talking" and they "only want people's money." This came after I told her it would be good to seek out a financial advisor on how to plan for the future in terms of investments and stuff. Of course, she dismissed their merit, too.
What she said especially pissed me off because 1) I'd been seeing a psychiatrists for the past few months for depression/anxiety (she knows this), and 2) I'm taking a bunch of psychology classes in college. She then went on to say I'm stupid for making my life so complicated with "all this therapy shit". I just about died. I was so pissed off and speechless I didn't know what to say.
So my questions are:
1. What do you think about psychology? Is it useful and does it actually *help* (edit) people?
2. What are your opinions on social-psycho-therapists? (therapists, financial advisors, etc.)
3. How do I go about convincing my mom that they're not fakes? (this one is a long shot, but oh well)