Ask Kati Anything!

Ask Kati Anything!

Licensed Therapist Kati Morton, LMFT is answering your mental health questions.... Show More

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March 3, 2021 74 min

Audience Questions:

1. I remember in one of your videos a few years ago you mentioned that therapists notice everything. When I'm in therapy, I get distracted because I notice myself not making eye contact, being tense, moving my hands, smiling when I'm talking about something upsetting...

2. How do I give myself permission to be ok with not being ok? I’m afraid of allowing myself to feel as I’ve avoided truly allowing myself...

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Hey! I wanted to ask for tips on building up emotional resilience and knowing when to self care and when to push yourself to be 'productive'. Last month I had something happen with my roommate which triggered me and caused me to have a panic attack in...

Hi Kati. I was wondering if you could explain why talking about past childhood trauma makes me feel so much worse? and I also wonde...

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Ask Kati Anything audience questions for episode 50

1. What if I actually don't want to get better? Sometimes I catch myself being 'happy' that I have a mental illness. I experienced childhood abuse from my grandma and probably because of that I developed BPD...

2. I've always been curious about what you would do if one of your patients has completely opposing views to you? For instance, what would you do if they turn...

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February 9, 2021 77 min

Ask Kati Anything!

1. How can I stop avoiding life? I’ve finished university and have been struggling ever since. It took me so long to finish my degree and I don't even like anything about it. I´m scared of starting to...

2. Can you talk about the differences between panic attacks, anxiety attacks, meltdowns and just general overwhelm? I struggle to tell the difference and feel it might be easier to deal with...

3. In a previous ...

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Ask Kati Anything, questions for episode 48

1. What IS a crisis? There's a lot of talk about, "If you're in crisis call and reach out and do this or that," but no one ever explains what that means. In light of last week's second question, it seems pertinent to discuss what "crisis" means...

2. Hi Kati! My therapist will regularly ask me to rate my anxiety from 1 to 10 but I never know what to say. I feel l...

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Audience Questions for Ask Kati Anything episode 47

1) Hey Kati, How long does it take you to "read" your clients mood if they don´t say anything? Can you see if they are struggling a lot or is it harder to see? I always wonder what techniques a therapist uses to adjust to each client's...

2) Hi Kati, how do YOU keep yourself from judgment towards your patients (and us)? You always say that nothing is weird and we can say...

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Ask Kati Anything!  Audience questions for episode 46

Hi Kati, How do you know if you’ve truly “gotten over” a particular trauma? I feel I’ve worked through my big ones, but sometimes when I see...

Any advice for someone who is having a hard time accepting themselves as a lesbian? I was raised in church being taught that it is wrong and so after a while you start to feel wrong. I know I’m gay and want to be able to...

I get distracted...

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Ask Kati Anything!  Audience questions for ep.45

  • Hi Kati, every time I see my therapist look at the clock I get nervous that I am boring her and she's just waiting for the session to finally be over...
  • Hello Kati, hope you're taking care of yourself. As someone who has always had suicidal ideation and just a general feeling of not wanting to exist, how do you talk honestly and openly about it with a therapist without being pu...
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  • Hello! Can emotional abuse or neglect lead to complex ptsd, hypervigilance and dissociation? I have experienced this during my whole childhood but..
  • Hi! How do I in the best way allow myself to be honest in therapy? Many times I make something sound less bad or not truly express how I feel or how bad it...
  • Hi Kati, do you have any advice on choosing what to prioritise in session when every wee...
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    1. Hey Kati! How can I know if I am still attached to my therapist or if it started to be a healthy bond? Also, How do I know that everything I feel towards my therapist isn't just transference? How would I...

    2. Hey Kati! Hope you are doing well. How does one get over having to switch therapists and process the loss of that relationship and having to start a new one? Thank you for your content!

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    1. Hi Kati, how do you deal with feeling discouraged when symptoms of mental illness return despite doing everything to prevent it? I have been taking medication for depression for over a year and consistently go to therapy, but my symptoms...

    2. Hi Kati! Why is it so hard for me to bear my therapist's silence in sessions? Is it part of me wanting to hear her opinion, so I don't have to be confronted with my own...

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    1. Hey Kati! Thank you for all that you do! My question is how do I find meaning in my life? I struggle...

    2. Hey Kati happy Thursday! My dad left when I was 8 and recently he reached out to me for the first time in ten years. I repressed the feeling for so long that I truly lived in a happy delusion of believing my dad leaving had zero effect on me...

    3. Do therapists really mean it when they giv...

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  • Hello Kati, I've had such a horrible week despite my efforts to bring my mood up. And get myself feeling happy I've just been so tired every day, drained even with sleep. I've been unable...
  • How do you tell the difference between feelings of loneliness, being alone, and being an introvert or “lone wolf”? I really struggle to tell where one starts and the other...
  • Hi Kati! I'm gonna...
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    December 2, 2020 91 min

    ep.39 Rebecca Zamolo & Kati Morton

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    1. Hi Kati, please ask Rebecca how she manages to still have hope and faith after such a trauma. Maybe this inspires someone...

    2. Hi Kati, I have multiple chronic illnesses including autoimmune disorders, Celiac Disease, Fibromyalgia, pain disorders, chronic fatigue, etc.  My doctors have tried to tell me to stop working for many years, but it's unrealistic.  I also don...

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    Audience questions for Ask Kati Anything ep38

    1. Hey Kati, how do therapists deal with things that trigger their own mental illnesses? I want to be a therapist, but I struggle with anxiety and eating disorders myself and I’m afraid that there will be a patient who triggers me, potentially even to the point of relapse.

    2. Hi Kati! Is it weird that I really want to cry in therapy but never can? I’ve always been someone that suppresses ...

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    Audience questions for Ask Kati Anything ep.37

  • Hi Kati, what does a healthy attachment to your therapist feel like for the client? I am constantly wondering whether my attachment is healthy, for example, is it okay to be excited to tell them something that has happened to...
  • Hi Kati! I’m just curious to know if therapists “stalk” their patients on social media? I would find it so tempting to want to know more about my patients if I w...
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    Intro with thoughts about Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard & his relapse.

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  • Hi Kati. How to deal with being a later-in-life virgin? I'm 21 and I'm getting to be requested to talk about it in therapy. It all started when we were talking about my poor interpersonal skills...
  • Do therapists get bored if a patient doesn't give new information in sessions? I usually answer with 'nothing happened' wh...
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    Ask Kati Anything audience questions:

    1. How do therapists feel when their client talks about something really traumatic? I mean, therapists are people too and really terrible things happening to other people...

    2. A friend of mine received a phone call from the school psychologist because her 10-year-old daughter used her school computer to google “How to commit suicide.” My friend recently...

    3. Hey Kati! Could you explain a bit mor...

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    October 27, 2020 82 min

    Ask Kati Anything audience questions:

    1) Hey Kati!! I beat myself up a lot over not being able to self harm severely. I'm suicidal in my thoughts, but my actions aren’t always reflecting that directly.  Every time I ask those around me for help (regarding these suicidal thoughts), because I’ve not...

    2) Hi Kati, how do we actually "process" any emotion/situation? I never know how long to sit with hard emotions, I end up c...

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    Audience questions for Ask Kati Anything ep. 33

    1. How come I feel really bad during the week but then I go to therapy and seem like the happiest person ever. I don’t know how to say help me?

    2. Hey Kati, I've been in therapy for a while now and have this thing where I'm always looking forward to the next session but when the day actually comes I dread going. In between sessions, I think about what I want to bring up next but...

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