I Am a Therapist

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 121 People

    " What Exactly Is Your Approach?"

    We all know the answer to that one, don't we? Whether it's asked at a job interview or in a classroom or at a conference. We look seriously at the person asking and say, " Cognitive Behavioral." And the person who asked nods wisely and says, " Me too." It's the latest thing and...
    LeonardMarks LeonardMarks
    61-65, M
    3 Responses Aug 5, 2011

    Life's A Trip (literally)

    I have M.S.  Been diagnosed since my late 20s and I'm 61 now.  And I'm still on my feet (most of the time).  Several situatons conspired to push me into being a therapist --  something that most other therapists have, like me, always done.  Ironic that if...
    2Hooligans 2Hooligans
    2 Responses Nov 8, 2010

    I Hate My Legs! How Do I Get Them Bigger?

    y legs are very skinny and my ankle are even skinnier than my legs. I don't like wearing skirts, dresses or heel when I go out because I think I look funny. I know a lot of people workout to get thinner legs or want thinner legs, but mine look very bad. My legs are way too skinny...
    michou25 michou25
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Oct 18, 2011

    I am a Associate Clinical Social Worker.

    I am providing talk therapy via Skype for a low cost fee. I post on this site and it has been really helpful for my personal life. Check out my website, www.fearlessheartfamilytherapy.com. Thanks!
    gatorgirl1205 gatorgirl1205
    26-30, F
    Jun 28, 2014

    I Was a Counsellor For Many...

    I was a counsellor for many years. It had it's highs and lows, but the highs outweighed all the lows.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Nov 23, 2008

    I need help. This doesn't involve myself,

    but I'd like someone to vent with and could possibly diagnose a family member of mine. It scares me on what she's doing and I need help. Maybe just someone to tell me what they think is going on. Just something to lead me. Thank you, and please contact me if you can help.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response May 28, 2014

    Should I Go?

    I wonder if I should go to a therapist. I feel lonely, and I don't think there's anyone I can open up to completely. I have some friends, but not too close, and I don't feel comfortable telling all my problems to my parents. I don't know if I should get help, because sometimes I...
    roguecitiz roguecitiz
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 8, 2012

    Self Help Therapy : Cult Abuse Survivor

    I wanted to ask therapists how i can be labeled stable and recovered so I can defend myself from further victimization. I'm looking to buy a gun permit, lower my health insurance costs etc. What do i have to do or prove and with whom??? I'm not sure if my mental health is listed...
    deleted deleted
    Feb 19, 2012

    love my job. gives me satisfaction at the end

    of day working and helping people
    Ritz87 Ritz87
    26-30, M
    1 Response Aug 27, 2014

    Finding My Way

    I am about half way through getting my hours to be licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist.  I have a paying job as an Intern but I feel this agency is taking away my soul, my creativity, and stifling my growth as a clinician!  DMH work sucks the life out of you...
    ladygal75 ladygal75
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Sep 14, 2007

    I Need A Therapist

    Something has been bothering me lately, and I want to get a few more perspectives before I decide how to feel about it. My mother recently left my father, they have never been married but have shared about 35 years together. I support her decision, but cant help but feel sorry...
    Amandasfriend Amandasfriend
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 10, 2013

    I Don't Get It

    How can someone hurt you so much with his mouth to a point where you wanna die? how can someone make you feel so low, lower than dirt? on top of that of that, he always make himself out to be the victim. Is God watching? how can I give my life to God and still go through this?
    michou25 michou25
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 2, 2011
    imatherapist imatherapist
    22-25, F
    Aug 13, 2015

    I'm not a therapist I'm looking

    for a therapist or anyone to give advice On controversial subjects, also be extremely open minded Please help I've got so many questions
    LeighJordan LeighJordan
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 31, 2014

    I am in need of a therapist .

    .badly..I believe I have a mental illness
    Cocrispy Cocrispy
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Mar 19, 2016

    Clients' Attendance

    I absolutely love conducting therapy, especially individual therapy sessions. I have difficulty with attendance; many of the clients in this community seems to have difficulty making therapy a priority. I am looking to learn strategies to increase attendance. I am aware that my...
    PrettyLifeCoach PrettyLifeCoach
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 9, 2012

    An interesting read on sleep loss

    and mood. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/between-you-and-me/201308/all-night-the-effects-sleep-loss-mood
    love2helpu love2helpu
    36-40, M
    1 Response Mar 10, 2015

    I am a therapist. If you have issues you want

    to get rid of, just send me a message i will reply as soon as possible. And here's a picture of a cat
    dan1992iel dan1992iel
    22-25, M
    Jun 20, 2014

    Im not but I was filling in.

    I'm so stressed out. Holy ****, no wonder it pays well.
    yennafur yennafur
    26-30, F
    Sep 17, 2014


    I had a dual relationship with my therapist and we had sexual touch and really bad things we did in theapy and we got caught and I would like to keep it going. What do you think is the best way to get the relationship going ater theapy? Thanks for your help....[]  
    antonioooo antonioooo
    2 Responses Feb 15, 2009

    I was a outpatient therapist

    for 10 months, now I'm starting a job as a crisis therapist. I'm excited and nervous at the same time.
    ramennoodlesistaken ramennoodlesistaken
    31-35, F
    1 Response Sep 3, 2014

    Not a real one but I've been told I give good

    advice and can listen without going odd topic I've also been told I am a hard *** but that's only because if you want help your going to have to deal with the truth if you want to talk to someone I'll be there
    yungmoney22 yungmoney22
    16-17, F
    1 Response Mar 5, 2014

    I Feel So Guilty Doing Couples Therapy, When My Own Marriage Is A Sham.

    I specialize in children and adolescents, but on many occassions I have been asked to do couples therapy. Oddly, I am quite successful at couples therapy. I say oddly, because my own marriage is practically non-existant. We stay together for the kids, but we have no interest in...
    complacent complacent
    36-40, F
    6 Responses Nov 21, 2010

    I love to help people out

    and I know a lot about therapy so if anyone wants a therapist I available :)
    SHM13 SHM13
    22-25, F
    2 Responses May 29, 2014

    I Have Been Around Awhile

    I've been a social worker of one sort or another for forty years having spent most of that time in the criminal justice system dealing with what we refer to as Axis II's: convicted criminals, alcoholics, drug addicts, sex offenders and others who have had difficulty with the...
    LeonardMarks LeonardMarks
    61-65, M
    8 Responses Aug 3, 2011

    It's really hard work,

    but it's rewarding to know that I am making a difference. The hardest thing for me is the compassion fatigue. Sometimes I overschedule myself and I am exhausted at the end of the day. It's so ironic that we're in a helping profession, but often we don't help ourselves.
    love2helpu love2helpu
    36-40, M
    Mar 10, 2015

    Psycho Therapist

    i have been a therapist since 1994. im a generalist and love working with all populations. i am particularly comfortable with trauma work, emdr, play therapy, family, and couples work.  i am particularly interested in ego state work now. i would love to train in...
    kittten kittten
    46-50, F
    13 Responses Dec 26, 2007

    I Am A Therapist

    I'm a therapist. I'm not a counselor. I'm working toward my license as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have also been trained in Marriage and Family Therapy. I will be pursuing that license soon as well.I love working with people. 2+2 does not always = 4 when working with...
    crow29 crow29
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Jun 15, 2012

    I am an Emotional Therapist,

    with 4yrs professional experience with my own practice in Cumbria, England. I offer free support, talks and adivce to anyone who needs it. If I am online I will talk to you. You are not alone and if you need further help then I can arrange this for you. I will always be there...
    AX5625 AX5625
    36-40, M
    8 Responses Feb 28, 2014

    Why I Became A Therapist

    I knew that I wanted to become a therapist when I was manager of a group home. I encouraged group home residents to participate in therapy, which most of them were happy to do. I had the pleasure of meeting a wonderful therapist who worked with these clients. She recognized the...
    vantagepointtx vantagepointtx
    31-35, M
    1 Response Oct 28, 2012

    I Am NOT A Therapist

    I am not a therapist. I am 21. I have no insurance of any kind, i just got my first full time job, i dropped out of college,I'm moving out of the house for the first time. I was falsely arrested and found out I'm a victim of identity theft. In short, I'm losing my damn mind and...
    psyco2babble psyco2babble
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jun 14, 2013

    I found a great site to get my continuing

    education credits! I thought that I'd share the coupon with my fellow counselors. Get $10 off a one year unlimited subscription or $15 off a two year unlimited subscription. Expires on 08/19/2015. ce4less com coupon code = 108409
    love2helpu love2helpu
    36-40, M
    1 Response Mar 9, 2015

    Aspiring Therapist And Mhealth Entrepreneur

    I'm an aspiring therapist, DBT patient, and mobile health entrepreneur. I am conducting research on how to best help therapists help their patients. Right now, I'm gathering research. Any insight you brilliant people can provide would be greatly appreciated! I've created a Google...
    tb000 tb000
    31-35, M
    1 Response Apr 13, 2013

    Little Blessings

    I am a licensed social worker in the state of ILlinois. I have been an active therapist for two years. I treat adolescent females in a residential treatment center who are emotional, behavior disturbed and need intensive psyhotherapeutic services. My clients have all...
    alice60058 alice60058
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Nov 25, 2009

    I really love these mindfulness meditations.

    They're free to use and I often go over them with my clients. I just wanted to share. http://marc.ucla.edu/body.cfm?id=22
    love2helpu love2helpu
    36-40, M
    Mar 11, 2015

    Hi fellow therapists!

    I found another discount code for those who need continuing education credits. It's for CE4LESS.com. I'm needing to renew my license but I have to catch up on credits too! http://ce4less.com/Discount.aspx?code=AF132936
    love2helpu love2helpu
    36-40, M
    Apr 27, 2015

    okay so recently started playing netball

    for a new team. it was going well and I was offered to trial for the rep netball team. I played a professional game with them and I missed a few shots. today I had netball training and all the go's I had I missed. I feel so bad.
    gracestc gracestc
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 14, 2015
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