Do you (or someone you know) resist therapy? Is the resistance almost toward anything a therapist may be saying or doing? Have you questioned this resistance? Resistant clients are complicated. As a therapist, I have seen resistance in children, adolescents, parents, caregivers, and adults. It is a very draining reality for most therapists. In fact, some mental health, behavioral health, or personality disorders cause clients to be more resistant than others.
For example, individuals with borderline personality disorder, delusional disorder, or depressive disorders may exhibit more resistance to change, therapeutic ideas, techniques, or suggestions made by the therapist more than individuals with another type of disorder.
This article will discuss resistance and some of the ways you (or someone you know) may be resisting change, progress, or healing.