West L.A. Therapist Arlene Drake has been practicing for 35 years, and she's never heard so many patients talking about the same thing.
She's bombarded week after week with patients complaining of panic attacks and insomnia, all because of President Trump.
Her patients are too anxious to concentrate at work. One woman's fear apparently turned into intense physical pain.
Drake was trained to not reveal her politics, but now she'll agree with patients who don't support Trump:
“If this were just another session, if this weren’t such a big thing, if this weren’t so evil, I wouldn’t. But I have to stand for what I stand for and that does cross over into politics.”
Therapists across the country are being overwhelmed by patients afraid of Trump. And it's not just the patients who are having problems, the therapists are having trouble too.
Randi Gottlieb, a therapist who heads the L.A. chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists says:
“This is so monumental because we are not in normal anymore. It’s putting into flux and questioning how do we practice, what is the best way to support the people we care for. We’re beginning those conversations — we don’t really have good answers.”
We truly live in the land of snowflakes these days. Why do grown adults act like children? You can't focus on work because you're worried about Trump?! Some people really have no perspective.
The piece in the L.A. Times detailing the Therapist-Trump dilemma is pretty funny. It's funny because the Times takes itself so seriously.