Falak Zehra

Falak Zehra

The author is currently pursuing a PhD in Psychology from University of Karachi. She has been working in the field of counselling for a decade - associated with various different clinical organisations as well as schools and higher education institutes as a counsellor. She has also presented her research in various national and international conferences and her work has been published in national and international journals as well.

Does going to a psychologist mean that one is “crazy” or “weak”?

Whenever I tell someone I am a psychologist, I usually get one of two responses: “Can you tell what I’m thinking right now?” “You must be pretty crazy to deal with so many crazies!” I recently went to get my driving license renewed, and when I was called in for a medical evaluation, the assistant asked me for some personal information, including my profession. When I told him I am a psychologist, he suddenly paused and asked, “Kya main aapko pagal lagta hoon? Mere dost mujhe pagal kehte hain.” (Do I look crazy to you? My friends call me crazy.) This was an amusing, but not ...

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