Let me paint a picture: You partied with your classmates, convinced yourself you’re qualified, and reached the culmination of the didactic portion of your training. You battled automatic thoughts like, “I’ll be the only person in my cohort who doesn’t match; I’ll be embarrassed; Everyone will think I’m not ready for internship; They’ll be talking about me and I won’t even know it.” You convinced yourself that you won’t be one of those people who don’t match.
Articles by Yoni Sobin, PsyD
Yoni Sobin, the “Nerd Therapist,” is a clinical psychologist who practices cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), or science-talk for “let’s look at your unhelpful thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, and get you some more helpful ones.” Nerd Therapy integrates movies and comics into treatment. He runs support groups, provides consultation and supervision, and speaks about integration of mental health and media. He has worked in private practice and on inpatient and outpatient psychiatric units. He graduated from the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology in 2016, and currently runs an independent practice, Sobin Psychology (sobinpsychology.com).
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