In words we never thought we’d write, therapist memes are taking the internet by storm. Twitter is having too much fun imagining various self-deprecating scenarios where they disappoint their therapists, and the results are both legit funny and, okay, yes, #relatable.
While it’s no secret that therapy is still highly stigmatized, society is becoming more accepting of it. And we take it as a good sign that discussing therapy experiences (real or imagined) has become more commonplace as to literally create viral memes. It seems that many people on the internet no longer find discussing therapy taboo—and they’ve learned to have some fun with it, too.
The meme format is fairly easy to recreate. The therapist asks you why you feel a certain emotion, you respond with something…we’ll say “unexpected”…and the therapist flat out says no. The results are downright hilarious, of course. And, we’ll just admit, we’re feeling a little dragged by some of these.
Here are just some of the best therapist memes we could find.
therapist: and what do we say when we feel like this?— nicole (@anistonily) July 17, 2019
me: so no one told you life was gonna be this-
me: *quietly clapping 4 times*
Therapist: "And what do we say when we feel like this?"— TechnicallyRon (@TechnicallyRon) June 9, 2019
Me: "Less depressy more progressy"
therapist: and what do we do when we feel sad?— R🌵 (@mamaR0303) July 13, 2019
Okay, but we are pretty sure that a good Target run is self-care.
Therapist: And what do we say when we feel like this— Sol (@queerstewart) July 11, 2019
Me: Mercury retrograde
We have it on good authority that Mercury retrograde is savage.
Therapist: And what do we say when we feel like this?— Maddy Skye (@MaddySkye) July 24, 2019
Me: Whataburger No. 5, toast the buns, grill the onions, mayo & mustard, add jalapeno, with a side of ranch and a packet of salsa.
therapist: and what do we do when we feel like this?— madelyn rae Ⓥ (@Madelyn_Rae_) July 16, 2019
me: [shows calendar with all the concerts i have planned]
But what if it’s a Lizzo concert?
Therapist: And what do we say when we feel like this?— Cookie Monster (@MeCookieMonster) July 23, 2019
Cookie Monster, we feel you.
Some even mixed the therapist meme with other memes!
Therapist: and what do we say when we feel this way?— Kevin O’Donnell (@Kev__odonnell) July 15, 2019
Me: Hate to see it
Therapist: And what do we say when we feel like this?— Sabrina (@stfu_sabs) July 8, 2019
Me: It be like that sometimes
Therapist: And what do we say when we feel like this?— pearz (@peeb_z) July 9, 2019
Me: That's show biz baby
therapist: and what do we say when we feel like this?— 2natez (@natethegreat118) July 15, 2019
me: 𝘼 𝙃𝘼 𝙃𝘼
therapist: and what do we say when bad things happen?— 🐣 (@jmnush) July 22, 2019
me: lol no worries at least this planet has namjoon
And finally, therapist memes went full meta.
therapist: "What do we say when we feel like this?"— 𝟟𝟚𝟙 (@ayanatheoracle) August 27, 2019
me: “Let’s walk deeper into these thoughts and feelings and break them apart until I find the moment in my childhood where this pattern began.”
therapist: "um, well actually—"
therapist: and what do we do when we need attention?— Kaliah (@LicensedDoctor) July 15, 2019
me: copy a trending twitter format.
You could always count on Twitter to make you feel better beyond your therapy sessions.