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Your Therapist's Job Isn't to Make You Feel Better

Is it a therapist's job to make the client feel better or see reality more accurately? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Irene Yancher, psychotherapist and contributor to TechCrunch and NPR, on Quora: Self-deception serves a purpose. It addresses underlying needs, but with potentially short and unsatisfying results.
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