Could spilling my guts to faceless strangers on an online message board or chat room possibly compare to "real" therapy? Paul Hokemeyer, a NYC-based addictions and family therapist, is dubious."Therapy that changes people's lives is a nuanced process," he says.My Therapy Couch rather charmingly calls itself a " social counseling site." So ...

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I go to therapy because I have to, because I've been doing it for so long that I can hardly remember what it was like to have that cozy, womb-like little room to heave myself into on a weekly basis.

Therapy has become a customary part of my self-care song-and-dance, despite the sad truth that I haven't seen tons of progress when it comes to my struggles with depression, relationships, et al.

Confession time: I've been in talk therapy for more than 20 years (I started when I was 15—today I'm 37).

Nope, I'm not proud of that—it's vaguely embarrassing, this commitment I've made to worship at the altar of my most deep-seated issues.

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Still, as our back-and-forth winds down, I feel totally underwhelmed. Hokemeyer suggested, my Talktala experience feels like Self-Reflection Lite—it's not in-depth enough to provide any real insight.