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I Am Going to Therapy

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    If you have read my other experiences,

    this may be kind of obvious lol Ya, I am in therapy. Have been undergoing intensive trauma and attachment work for the last few years. It's tough!! I am so very grateful to have been blessed with two exceptional therapists. They have truly saved my life and changed my life!
    dreshany dreshany 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 22, 2014

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    Today Was The First Day Of Group...

    I decided to take advantage of the free counseling services at my university. I've always been curious about going to therapy and seeing someone for my shyness. Being in college has really inspired me to better myself. I've always had the desire to go see someone for my social...
    spreadyourwings spreadyourwings 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 23, 2013

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    I just went to my first therapy appointment on

    Thursday. I got triggered on the ride over there (I saw a sign that said Phoenixville on it and panicked a little cause my mom used to live there for a while and I forgot that she lives in Bethlehem for a minute and thought she still lived there). We mainly talked about my past...
    jules401 jules401 13-15, T 3 Responses Nov 22, 2014

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    I hate my therapist. First,

    she missed an unreasonable amount of my appointments and now after 7 months of appointments every two weeks she is going to be leaving. I was not notified that she was in a temporary placement and now that we were starting to really get somewhere she's leaving. After a month and...
    kico4 kico4 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    My Realization

    After a couple of weekly sessions of group therapy, with a focus on improving interpersonal relationships, this is the realization I had..... Okay so after group therapy and while I was taking a shower where all great thoughts are born), I came to a big realization. I hate...
    spreadyourwings spreadyourwings 22-25, F 7 Responses Nov 25, 2013

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    Back in therapy again.

    Two years ago, I began seeing a new counselor, because my old counselor had to retire she had to take care of her husband who is physically handicap. So far all my new counselor is helping me to sort out my past issues with my parents. I have been writing letters and not sending...
    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F Jun 7, 2014

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    Frappelover Frappelover 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 3, 2014

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    Yeah I don't know when

    though I've been waiting for about 3 months now ._. Eeeehh...
    Slubberdegullion Slubberdegullion 13-15, F Dec 26, 2014

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    In about 6 hours I will meet my new therapist.

    I gave up therapy a year ago but now I'm starting fresh. Im looking forward to this but at the same time it is a little bit scarry. I hope I will see that "something" in her and will be able to trust her with this. I don't like going from one therapist to another, without being...
    DDianaT DDianaT 22-25, F 1 Response May 5

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    Went to therapy today

    and it was really nice to see how far I've come. My therapist was really proud of me and so was I. A few months ago, I never would've the ought recovery was possible but now I'm getting closer and closer to it!
    queercutie queercutie 18-21, F Oct 25, 2014

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    I have another session today with the sexual

    asult and abuse therapist. I hate therapy so much but it does so much good for me. I just wish it didn't make me so anxious.
    TryingToLoveLifeNow TryingToLoveLifeNow 18-21, F Jan 22

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    Endings

    My therapist set me the task of thinking about Endings over the last week. With my exquisite sensitivity to rejection this was difficult for me, especially as there are some real life Endings going on.  She got over-excited when I told her that this week I'd had to tell my...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 May 17, 2013

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    I've been going to therapy off

    and on for the last five years. I needed to seek professional help when I was experiencing some conflicting and painful feelings after my niece died, and after ending a few relationships. It has helped me to discover more about myself.
    sanntay7334 sanntay7334 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 26

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    Therapy Anxiety - No Sleep

    I have only seen two therapists in my life, including the one I am seeing now. I've had three sessions with my new therapist and today will be the fourth. Yesterday I woke up at 11:30am and I haven't slept since then. I get the worst anxiety the night before I have to go to a...
    1092KL 1092KL 22-25, F Jun 27, 2013

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    Mad + Mad = Mad (Lesson No#23,746)

    In recent times I’ve often struggled in my relationships with women, so I’ve been trying to set myself new unattainable standards. In the past I seem to have picked a particular type of woman - a woman that doesn’t know a good thing when she’s got it – and somehow that...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 Feb 1, 2013

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    Hello, Does anyone on here go to therapy?

    I do, and I've found it helpful.
    growingpetals growingpetals 16-17, F Jan 19, 2014

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    Windy, What A Stupid Name

    Therapy makes me think and talk weird. A pointless aside to illustrate. A few months ago, when perusing some literature about psychotherapy, I read something about transference styles by Windy Dryden. It rang true and the following week I photocopied it and took it into my...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 1 Response Sep 8, 2010

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    I had therapy today. I have it

    once a week. I feel like it went really well. I've been seeing this therapist for almost 2 years now. I've been to many therapists over the years however. I've been in and out of different types of therapy ever since I was 8 or 9 years old. I'm 23 now. Anyway that's just a bit...
    ChantelSurvived ChantelSurvived 22-25, F Mar 17

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    Starting Again

    I went to therapy for two years. The moment my therapist and I decided we were done, I thought I was done. I thought I was healed. Boy, was I wrong...Monday I went to see another therapist who specializes in sexology, because that's what bothers me most now. But they way I felt...
    Mapping Mapping 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 8, 2013

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    Once a Week

    I go to therapy once a week these days.  My therapist uses the EMDR technique which stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reproccesing.  It sounds scary but it's really just stimulating your left side, then your right side, left, right, left, right ..... In my...
    outoftheshadows outoftheshadows 26-30, F 7 Responses Mar 13, 2008

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    I hate my therapist. My dad abused me

    both mentally and physically, and then in my last session she told me that I need my dad back in my life(he recently left our family). She just kept saying "I know you love him" and "You need him". She would also laugh at me when I would tell her about my thoughts. I would love...
    EvilAngels EvilAngels 18-21, M Feb 20

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    Ok had my first session

    since like 7-8 years.... Omg I forgot the 1st question is almost always... "So hows ur family?" Ok this probably shouldn't make me cry, but this has also been a problem for me trying to find a therapist for a long time now so I should have expected it... So hows my family...
    amygalant amygalant 31-35, T 3 Responses Apr 30

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    Somatoform Disorders Gone Crazy

    My therapist suggested the eczema on my feet was because I have 'itchy feet' in the sense that I want to 'move on' from where I am currently. I started to suspect I'd been going to therapy too long when I considered that - My lung infection was because I needed to 'get...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 1 Response Nov 22, 2011

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    I am at a standstill with my progress in

    therapy. I've been going for three or so years now and to various people. My most recent one I have been seeing for a year, but it just doesn't seem to do anything anymore. I don't know if it's because I am not putting in the effort I need to be or my therapist just can't handle...
    Twon Twon 22-25 2 Responses Mar 12

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    So tomorrow will be my first time back to

    therapy after taking a two year break. I've been to therapy for 10 years prior. I'm so excited. Therapy gives me a healthy way to grow. It gives me inner peace and a sense of direction.
    Bellissimaa Bellissimaa 18-21, F Nov 30, 2014

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    I've been in therapy

    for over a year now and before I started seeing this therapist I saw a few different therapists. I resent it I resent it a lot. I keep cancelling appointments because I don't want to go back anymore because I'm not ready to change anymore. I've been through all this hell and I...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F May 2

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    Just left a session and I'm exhausted

    as hell. I've back slid on a few things. Anxiety being the worst offender. My ocd coming in a very close second. Bipolar affecting both. F'n shoot me. Therapy makes you feel better but the tasks she gives me (exposure therapy) can just seem so...just, ugh... Don't get me...
    omgwut omgwut 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 15

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    I start on Friday. My assessment was tough - I

    was upset and I tried not to cry, because I have been emotionally abused in the past and my abusers were always cruelest when I was upset. I just can't open up to people without feeling vulnerable and afraid. Ever since we got the ball rolling, I can't stop thinking about...
    beneaththestars beneaththestars 22-25, F 2 Responses May 14, 2014

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    This afternoon I have my last EMDR session.

    I know I have to let go. Therapy is finished. But I think a lot more work has to be done still.. I'm not relying on therapy for being able to live. I'm just insecure about the amount of change started. Is it sufficient for me and my future? Confidence is the key in all of this...
    PeterDr PeterDr 31-35 2 Responses Dec 11, 2014

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    I think maybe after years of trying I may have

    found the therapy for me! He was understanding, he didn't judge me, he listen he seemed to care! Last night was just a getting to know each other session. He want to see me a few times a week. I'm feeling hopeful for the first time! As for my holding he told me to hold but...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 25

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    Big question: I have become an emotionally numb

    person over the years. Through a series of terrifying events that had the potential to scare the **** out of me, I decided to close myself down from fear. Closing myself down from fear closed my vulnerable side to make me appear as an insensitive, to a large extent. Nowadays, I...
    JavierHunting JavierHunting 18-21, M 4 Responses Apr 19

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    I have had social anxiety

    for a better part of a decade now and I always knew that I did, I just never sought out help. The other day I began going to therapy to do just that. I have tried getting through this on my own,but you can only do so much to help yourself and when those close to you are not...
    sjchevalier07 sjchevalier07 31-35, M Mar 19, 2014

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    I love my therapist. I transferred to him two

    weeks ago (I see him twice a week) and already he's way better than my last one; and part of that could be because yesterday he gave me a tub of personal Chocolate Fudge Brownie ice cream and an entire box of Brownie Minis to celebrate my birthday (on the 27th!) :D But therapy...
    losingNemo losingNemo 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 30

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    It's been doing wonders

    for me only one problem: I don't have cash to afford the taxi there today:(
    YLIhououin YLIhououin 18-21, M 1 Response May 3

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    Ashthewolf7601 Ashthewolf7601 13-15, F Dec 27, 2014

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    I start tomorrow and

    although I feel ready, I am very nervous. How do I open up? what do I say? I'll pray about it tonight .
    GodsArte GodsArte 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 15

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    There's been too many tears

    for too long, not seen the light of day in a long time. Sadness and numbness seems inescapable and I'm so sick of not being able to sleep. So finally, I'm turning to professional help. Something I never thought I would do but it's getting harder every day without my baby boy in...
    jayanna7 jayanna7 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 8, 2014

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    Just After

    Being stressed and unsociable is non-negotiable. They're categorical imperatives.  The cornerstones of my charm. I've got a job, kids, debts and pain; I'm hopesick, lonely, ashamed; and I hate being told to keep calm.So, with a heavy heart, I picked my way like a spindly stick...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 Jun 14, 2013

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    Went to therapy thinking it was gonna make me

    better, so far all Ive done is talk **** for four weeks. Nothing has changed. Im still depressed as hell. Except now my parents know about it and can use it against me. I liked it better when my problems were MY problems. Now theyre so public I feel like Im drowning in how...
    crookedteethteen crookedteethteen 13-15, F Jan 31

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    Since I was I think 8 I've been going to

    therapy. I've probably have had about 20 or so shrinks. And most of them I cursed at, walked out of session etc. I was a little **** when I was younger and I didn't think that I needed help. I was diagnosed with depression at 13 and anxiety, insomnia. I wasn't diagnosed with...
    UnstableSammi UnstableSammi 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 20, 2014

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    Well tomorrow I meet

    yet another doctor. I'm just hoping this one won't be turned off by me and refuse to help me. I know I need help and need to make changes in my life before I hurt myself but I'm lost. I can't do this alone. Falling in love has motivated me even more to keep trying to find...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 19

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    Passive-aggressive #473

    Been thinking a lot about my therapist, which can’t be good. I’m planning like a terrorist for emotional nail bombings, cathartic grenades, and a sprinkle of my toxicity onto her food.  I may spike her Merlot with a psychedelic hormone that my spleen grows, and secrete my...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 1 Response Feb 13, 2013

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    I have been going to therapy

    since January. Now we are starting trauma therapy and I hate it. I have to detail everything over and over and over and it makes me sick and angry. Out of control.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 24, 2014

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    The other day I asked my new therapist

    if he had a problem with me cussing. His response? "**** no."
    losingNemo losingNemo 13-15, F Feb 5

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    Therapy Session #1

    Went to my first therapy session. It was surprisingly insightful. I have issues with anxiety and anger. I get angry at the littlest things so impulsively. When I walk into a place that is crowded, I get anxiety and then I become angry with the people in the store...not angry...
    beautifuleyes13 beautifuleyes13 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 11, 2013

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    Ambivalences

    I surprised her today by sounding not too bad but then, when she asked me how I was doing being 50 I mentioned my plan to develop a 15 year heroin addiction to get me through the aches, pains and existential doom, and to prepare me for a care home and the liquid morphine drip of...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 1 Response Oct 18, 2013

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