I Am Going to Therapy

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    I Have One Of The Hardest Assignments This Week

    I have to write myself a letter of forgiveness... My big dilemma is... shoul I write it even if I don't mean it or just not write anything? Or write what I truly feel? I don't think my therapist would like that.. :) Nope, not at all.I wonder how one can forgive without forgiving...
    Mapping Mapping
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Feb 15, 2013

    i go to therapy for my obsessive compulsive

    disorder, but we rarely talk about that anymore. at this point, therapy is my therapist giving me advice about my day-to-day life over coffee. i find this approach a lot easier to deal with, considering how closed i remember being at the beginning. i refused to talk about...
    neuropunk neuropunk
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 30, 2015

    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

    or at least I should probably.

    it's in half an hour but I'm relaxed on bed after my shower. today I smoked pot, drank beer and had many cigarettes - yesterday I banged someone I said I never would again and last night made plans with people on the sole basis of getting laid. this is kind of terrible. I've...
    SoberingBabySteps SoberingBabySteps
    36-40, M
    Jul 22, 2015

    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
    Feb 1, 2013

    I went to a psychiatrist

    once when I was 12. I was always shy and quiet, but it had gotten much worse as I transitioned into puberty, was mentally able to reflect on the sexual abuse I'd suffered when I was 8 and 9, started at a new middle school, and dealt with my abusive (not sexual) and probably...
    bewareofpity bewareofpity
    36-40, M
    1 Response Jun 19, 2015

    I'm going to Therapy,

    My Therapist is my Savior!!! Without her Compassionate Smile I know I wouldn't be writing this as survivor, a victor over Deep Lifelong Depression. Depression deepened by a lifetime of hiding my true nature and the fear of what others would think of me if found out. My...
    sissysurfer sissysurfer
    66-70, T
    1 Response Dec 10, 2015

    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
    1 Response Apr 8, 2014

    I'm going to therapy

    for my traumatic experiences from the past. I've been going for about four years. In all those years it helped a little then my PTSD got bad again after having my daughter. Therapy that was working before was no longer working. A couple weeks ago my therapist and I agreed to...
    deleted deleted
    Sep 10, 2015

    I have not seen my therapist in 3 weeks.

    I stopped showing up and have ignored her emails. I'm angry with her for DENYING that she said something that she she did say. I shouldn't have to feel like I need a dictaphone around her. She emailed me today to say that if I did not respond by Friday she would assume that...
    fustercluck fustercluck
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Jul 14, 2015

    Today, I have an appointment to start

    discussing a traumatic event from a few years ago. I don't know if I'm ready for that. I want to puke and it's still hours away. I want to sleep. When I'm overwhelmed I crash. I'm irritable and sweating. Ugh....
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Aug 4, 2015

    It's been doing wonders

    for me only one problem: I don't have cash to afford the taxi there today:(
    YLIhououin YLIhououin
    22-25, M
    1 Response May 3, 2015

    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
    1 Response Sep 8, 2010

    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
    6 Responses Nov 25, 2013

    I find it odd that there is a picture of what I

    can only assume is Freud as the background of this experience because his ideas are widely dismissed. I am sitting in a waiting room that I feel very comfortable in and I often find I'm the only one here. It feels comforting yet not without the sting of everything I associate...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme
    22-25, F
    Jul 29, 2015

    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

    It helped me alot to build more mental strength

    and bring positivity in my life. There are many things that have happend in the past, which hurt me alot I didn't had the strength to life anymore, even thought about commiting suicide. Deciding to go to a theraphy was one of the best choices I ever made.
    chouri10 chouri10
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jun 8, 2015

    I have officially been in therapy

    for three months now and I must encourage anyone considering seeking help to do so, it has made the worlds difference for me. I guess what I enjoy most about going to therapy is I feel like I’m being heard and most importantly not judged. I’m not afraid to express...
    TheGirlFromJupiter TheGirlFromJupiter
    18-21, F
    Oct 14, 2015

    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, 2015


    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
    May 17, 2013

    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

    you gotta do what you gotta do.

    I'm getting over self medicating myself and i had some other bad habits. Life can get out of control
    hailyscomet hailyscomet
    31-35, F
    Sep 10, 2015

    So I had my first appointment this week.

    It just hit me about an hour ago that it could be the most important appointment I've ever had. After worrying for years about finding where to go, getting myself to make an appointment, and how I could ever speak out loud about some of the things I have going on, it ended up...
    CynthiaKarin CynthiaKarin
    31-35, T
    1 Response Nov 11, 2015

    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, 2015

    I went to my first session of therapy a few

    days ago. I nearly had a nervous breakdown in the lobby and when I finally got into the room, I just burst into tears. I guess that's just how my emotions manifest themselves but I really hate crying in front of people, especially people I don't know. Overall though, I felt good...
    myrahdog myrahdog
    1 Response Mar 13

    I'm trying to get into therapy,

    but I have a really hard time talking to strangers about myself because I don't like when I sound depressing. I know that's what they're there for, but every time I've had therapy in the past it felt too stiff and fake for me to talk openly
    Hypocritical1 Hypocritical1
    18-21, F
    Oct 27, 2015

    For quite some time now; I have been through a

    few in order to find the one that I can fully relate to and have found one that has helped me. I have a session today and always look forward to seeing her. Certain events have happened while I have been with her (suicide in family, graduating college with unclear identity), but...
    asert12345678 asert12345678
    31-35, M
    Oct 15, 2015

    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, 2015

    Lol never likely to happen!

    I'm sure it would be a race between me and the therapist as to who gets carted off to the funny farm first!!!!
    picklebobble picklebobble
    51-55, M
    1 Response Nov 11, 2015

    I need to see a therapist.

    I've scheduled an appointment for October the 19th. Things have to change.
    Dreambrother Dreambrother
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 14, 2015

    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, 2015

    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, 2015

    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

    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
    3 Responses May 14, 2014

    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

    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
    Jun 14, 2013

    Hello, Does anyone on here go to therapy?

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

    My therapist makes me feel

    even worse. She treats me like I am lazy, and every time I see her, she asks me what I want from her. She tells me that she's done everything she can to help me and that I use having depression and anxiety as an excuse. I remember her telling me how there are depressed people...
    Ihaveanaccount Ihaveanaccount
    1 Response Jul 22, 2015

    So after a couple appointments,

    I feel like I'm maybe talking too much, but that may be fine too at this early stage. I wonder if next time I should start by asking where we seem to be and what I can talk about most productively. We seemed to be doing more back and forth, and it seemed that my therapist...
    CynthiaKarin CynthiaKarin
    31-35, T
    1 Response Nov 17, 2015

    I'm on my way to an appointment now

    and I'm looking forward to it though last week I was inclined to take a break from therapy. I was in denial about my depression and have been for awhile but now that everyone and their sister knows I'm comfortable talking about it. I have FMLA for it so my boss, his boss, HR, my...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 9, 2015

    ha it didn't change **** here,

    people still acting in their petty ways, smh, what a waste of $100
    taintedr0se taintedr0se
    18-21, F
    Dec 19, 2015

    I have been going to therapy

    for the last few weeks, and I am a finding that it is really helping with some of my self confidence and self worth issues
    Simplyforgotten Simplyforgotten
    26-30, F
    Mar 19

    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
    1 Response Nov 22, 2011

    Yesterday I started going to therapy again.

    ... I was in the session for 2 hours and I cried almost the whole time. Almost every question she asked me brought tears to my eyes... I've been holding a lot in.
    Orangerocket Orangerocket
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Feb 18

    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

    I just came back from an appointment

    and took use of the gray box of one ply tissues on the table to the left of me. I cried like a b!tch and dam did it feel amazing. I was open about my depression and I feel encouraged knowing I don't have to hide from it anymore.
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 2, 2015

    I had my first visit with a new therapist today.

    I'm not a know-it-all but I'm pretty sure I'm not with the right one. I'll give her another chance since the past few weeks have been difficult. I guess I should lower the bar. Therapists are only human.
    deejustdee6969 deejustdee6969
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jul 15, 2015

    Again. Lol I guess I wasn't loved enough

    as a child. Not a surprise. Is there any such thing as anyone who was?
    4gotwhereiwas 4gotwhereiwas
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Mar 13

    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.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Apr 26, 2015

    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
    6 Responses Mar 13, 2008
    dixiequeen dixiequeen
    36-40, F
    1 Response Oct 14, 2015

    My Therapist

    Therapy is new to me. For the many years I have had Narcassism and Narcassitic rage, I've never brought myself to therapy. My therapist is kind. He treats me with dignity, which strokes my Narcassistic ego, while still not overstepping. He alwasy greats me with a pleasent smile...
    Pertence Pertence
    18-21, M
    1 Response Nov 29, 2012

    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...
    deleted deleted
    Jun 7, 2014

    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
    2 Responses Mar 24, 2014

    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
    1 Response Feb 13, 2013
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