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    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

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    Hi

    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 41-45 2 Responses Feb 15, 2009

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    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

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    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 4 Responses Nov 25, 2009

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    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 56-60 2 Responses Nov 8, 2010

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    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 1 Response Jun 14, 2013

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    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 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 5

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    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...
    BlueCastleJ BlueCastleJ 22-25, M Feb 19, 2012

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    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

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    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

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    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 4 Responses Apr 8, 2012

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    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 Jul 10, 2013

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    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 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    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 26-30 2 Responses Nov 23, 2008

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    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 31-35, M 6 Responses Feb 28

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    " 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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 7 Responses Aug 3, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    Has anyone else had a therapist who doesn't do her job? This was my very first therapist. Nearly everyday I came, she would eat the whole time, never write down what I would say...
    Audrina14 Audrina14 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    My depression is getting worse by the day. Some of my friends see therapists and I want one too because it seems to be helping them a lot. I really would just like to stop being...
    Isabella545 Isabella545 13-15 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    And so I got one to help treat depression and anxiety. To anyone looking for help; be patient and keep trying. Therapists never know when they will have an opening come up. It will...
    boredlizzie boredlizzie 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    Any professional male a therapist out the there need to ask
    Ivonna Ivonna 36-40, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    he treatened that i would be kidnapped if i continue a certain behaviour. so much for "therapy". they know bullshit about humans, all they do is follow a rigid logic wich some...
    aliveandbreathing aliveandbreathing 26-30, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    This year has been going great. I finally said a sentence where I did not stutter. 16 years of my life I spent hiding behind my own shadow, choosing not to speak when I had...
    biancaaadaisy biancaaadaisy 16-17, F 17 mins ago

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    this happened in Shiawassee county Michigan. on saturdat 3/15/2014 I came home from work to find out from my now ex girlfriend that her oldest son which I cognitive imparment had...
    kennyeagle13 kennyeagle13 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 25

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    The thoughts about trying to commit suicide are just more real yet less intense. I mean I cry about it and it scares me but it seems more like a job to be done. There are moments...
    searchingfar searchingfar 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    Preference in therapist styles?---Asking about personal preferences in therapist approaches may seem off topic. But by the time those of us on this board deal with our SMs head on...
    pachad pachad 56-60 10 Responses Apr 3

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    My wife and I have been married for 2.5 years together for 4.5 We have a beautiful baby boy, he is 17 months old. I feel like my wife has changed drastically since the birth of our...
    lavaman69 lavaman69 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 11

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    As usual I don't know where to start this, but I have to find relief somehow and writing always seems like the best solution. My husband and I have been married for 7 years (it'll...
    factsarefacts factsarefacts 26-30 2 Responses Mar 30

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      I haven't been writing here for so long! A lot of things has happened. I dropped out of university. I joined a course on early childhood education. Dropped that too haha...
    eli1310 eli1310 22-25, F Apr 3

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    How long did it take you to find a therapist you were comfortable with? Any horror stories? I was always very painfully shy, and my mother took me to see a therapist when I was 12...
    bewareofpity bewareofpity 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    Aromatherapy Aromatherapy provides an holistic therapy to care for the human body with the usage of nice-smelling botanical and herbal oils additional to a bathtub or massaged in...
    Reyesaz2418 Reyesaz2418 31-35, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Challenges That I Had To Face .... I'm sharing some of my Personal Experiences with those who view this site. When I think back to all that has transpired within the last l5 years...
    Trisha60ts Trisha60ts 61-65, T 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm 22. Female. 5'7 118lbs. I'm a papered sex addict. Which didn't help with my therapist when I was 14. My doctor said it was rare that a young woman such as myself be so needy...
    Goaskher Goaskher 22-25, F 10 Responses Mar 24

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    I have cut since the age of 12 and I'm 20 now.The longest period I've been clean is one year. I started cutting again and I just recently started seeing a therapist for some issues...
    ashricard ashricard 18-21, F Mar 24

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    ...but right now I just wanted to vent and maybe find some nice people to talk to. Maybe to take my mind off of my own life, although I also need help sorting it out. I'm posting...
    Ilostmytears Ilostmytears 22-25, F Mar 24

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    My boyfriend has been trying to get sober for almost a year now. We have been together for 2 and a half, I started dating him right after he'd gotten out of rehab. I much later...
    mwarre3 mwarre3 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    I hate her! More than that, I despise her I wish she was dead. She thinks that she's all perfect and whatever she says is right, I'm just not. She verbally abuses me and nobody...
    bubbly12 bubbly12 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 29

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    ***Before you read this: I am NOT looking for sympathy and/or pity; I'm trying to explain a little what living with this disorder is like. Please don't feed the narcissist's supply...
    LiquidThinking LiquidThinking 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    MSC/FoS/ST: Suicidal Ideation “i. Somewhere, far from here, there is a group of people who drill holes in their skulls so that they can talk to God. ii. When we yawn, we force...
    yourguardianangel9613 yourguardianangel9613 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    She insists I did not hug her when she came to visit about a month and a half ago. I remember this specifically because I thought, "do I have to hug her? If I don't, she'll make a...
    greencoffeecup greencoffeecup 26-30, F Apr 3

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    I am freaking out right now. I can't take it anymore. I asked him to seriously leave. I think he finally sees how much pain I am in. But is this really what I want? I have been...
    confusedmajorly confusedmajorly 36-40, F 27 Responses Apr 3

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    I Need Not Want Have you noticed how people in emergency situations are given priority over others? If it's a medical situation the person receives lots of attention and care from...
    vector8 vector8 46-50, F Apr 4

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    My family is really dysfunctional and it sucks. It's just one of the many things that contribute to my depression. We go to a therapist and she makes things worse. Today, I found...
    just1a2girl3 just1a2girl3 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    Yeah since I have depression. I don't know its just a lot has been going on. My parents don't trust me driving and neither do I. I feel awful at everything I do. I feel fat. I...
    rosepetalsgirl rosepetalsgirl 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    hello, my name is R. I feel like I'm 'coming out' posting this. I've felt on and off suicidal, or depressed since my early teens. I'm now 64. I married a similar person , we are...
    robdaartist robdaartist 61-65, M 5 Responses Apr 5

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    I have had to go to a therapist over been bullied on Facebook. Most people new me as a man and had no clue at home I was a girl. I would go around dressed head to toe as a girl...
    shylilpaige shylilpaige 18-21, T 1 Response Apr 6

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    I want to see a therapist but I don't think they will truly listen. I do need someone to talk to so badly though. Every time I've felt I needed to see a therapist I never go...
    purplezebra14 purplezebra14 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    People who talk to me only when they need to talk to someone. I'm all for listening to my friends vent but not ONLY for that. I'm not a therapist, nor do I plan on being a...
    PitchDaffy PitchDaffy 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    I don't know I hate this world you know? it sucks feeling tired of life when your only 16 I tell myself , "man your barely living" ... my mistakes and pain may not me compared to...
    pangelica pangelica 16-17 Apr 10

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