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Lying to your therapist

Last year, I had a client admit to me that she was lying about several aspects of her life in order to save herself from embarrassment and criticism (note: although this is presented anonymously, I received her approval to share this publicly).

Many people in therapy have fought this urge or succumbed to it, and that is o.k. But how can we turn this into a situation that allows more powerful and liberating transformations to take place in your counseling sessions?

Here is an article that may offer some insight into why this happens, and what we can do to improve our communication choices and style.

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