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Stan J. Rog

Stan J. Rog, psychologist
Psychology

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239A boul. des Prairies
Laval, QC H7N2T8
Canada
T: 514-371-5280
www.stanjrog.com

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25

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Psychological Assessment & Psychotherapy services for adults, couples & families. In-person, telephone or video-conferencing available. Accepting clients worldwide.

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We often come to therapy with pre-conceived ideas. We believe that we are faulty, damaged, or flawed, and we desperately need to be fixed up or repaired. Sometimes we even refer to ourselves as “damaged goods”. We often believe we are lacking important components such as “confidence” or “self-esteem”. Or we believe we have faulty parts that need to be removed such as feelings of anxiety, or negative thoughts, or painful memories. Most mechanistic models readily reinforce these notions, through two processes: (i) They use words that imply we have faulty or damaged components in our minds - e.g. terms such as “dysfunctional”, “maladaptive”, “irrational”, or “negative”; (ii) They use a wide variety of tools and techniques designed to directly reduce, replace or remove these unwanted thoughts and feelings (usually on the assumption that this is an essential step for improving quality of life). Psychotherapy should not set out to reduce or eliminate “symptoms”; instead it should aim to fundamentally transform a person’s relationship with their thoughts and feelings, so they do no longer perceive them as “symptoms”. After all, the moment we label a thought or feeling as a “symptom”, that implies that it is “bad”, “harmful”, “abnormal”, and therefore something we need to get rid of in order to be normal and healthy.

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