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I Am Going to Therapy

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    I used to cut myself.

    My mom didn't notice. I poured my heart out to her about how I hated my school. She didn't do anything. I brought weed home, and finally she noticed it was a ******* cry for attention. Now I'm in therapy. I've been diagnosed with anxiety and depression since then. It doesn't...
    jadeetylerr jadeetylerr 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 19

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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 Mar 11, 2013

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    Things I will not be telling my therapist

    no#452 Transference I played a terrible gig last weekend. The sound was brutal and unpleasant with my acoustic guitar shifting between muddy and ear-scathing.  To punish it I left it out in the hallway, hidden in its case, in the cold; I refused to look at it. At rehearsal...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 Dec 9, 2013

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    Raging Disappointments

    During her break, and despite my jittery mental health, my therapist found the time to visit India. I don't know how she can live with herself: Ignoring my sense of rejection, putting herself in harm's way, thinking of her own needs! And for what? Family ties? Duty free wine...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 Nov 16, 2013

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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 6 Responses Nov 25, 2013

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    First visit today. I was scattered all over

    the place today - I had just grabbed all of my tax info/folder, mail, insurance card, pay stubs, etc. and shoved them in a plastic bag because I thought I'd be running late to my appointment today. It was so ratchet. O_o I get in to the waiting room and it's so small and there...
    CaptainHowdy21 CaptainHowdy21 18-21, F Mar 7

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    Addicted by content (parapraxis #9)I was

    sitting on her floor,Playing with her oils;Making a mess.An unbridled abandon of tightly controlled brushstrokesTwitching like deathCatching a breath.Colours fold in ragamuffin dribblesUntil it's enoughRough scribblesDon't touch it anymore or it'll die.I was sitting on her...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 Dec 13, 2013

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    Baffled #97

    Today in therapy I stumbled upon one of those gems of truth that it appears everyone in the world knows but that I didn't.Apparently, the way most people find out who fancies them, or not, is via their friends. In theory, I might say, obviously in confidence, to one of my friends...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 Oct 11, 2013

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    Have any of you all done " play therapy " ?

    My therapist wants to next session but from what I understand it is used for children between 3 and 11 . Kinda feeling insulted by this .
    Questioningashes Questioningashes 22-25 1 Response Mar 20

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    Old Therapist, New Therapist

    My last session with my old therapist is Wednesday the 17th. I have known this day was coming since the beginning of the year. I didn't know the exact date until about a month ago but still. She is retiring. I have seen her for the past year and I have learned a lot from her. She...
    theginger89 theginger89 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 14, 2013

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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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    Water Duck Back

    I've been avoiding my Homework. Two themes: There was one about Other People (You people), and one about my feeling Hard-wired in-to my therapist because she dreamed of me.  Let's take them in that order. Last week, in a moment of gibbering weakness and sentimentality I said...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 Jul 4, 2013

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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 or so. She was present when I spoke to the doctor, an older man. He seemed very cold and distant and didn't pick up, or didn't sympathize with...
    bewareofpity bewareofpity 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    I secretly go to therapy.

    I don't have a problem with people knowing just family
    frozenkisses21 frozenkisses21 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 3

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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 2 Responses Feb 13, 2013

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    I'm supposed to start sometime next week,

    I think. I'm both excited and nervous at the same time, but that's to be expected, right? I've made some definite progress on my own recently but I could use some legit help every once in awhile. I don't know, I hope this really helps me, I'm tired of being so sad all the time.
    ahsfan445 ahsfan445 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    Puddle Of Mutilation

    This week I have been reading about initiation rituals and rites of passage because I decided that it was a model for therapy. Eliade's three stages are - meaninglessness, death, and rebirth.  So far I'm two thirds through, but I have hope. Perhaps it's just curiosity. Anyway, I...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 Jul 12, 2013

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    Life Feels Like A Chore

    I'm currently waiting for insurance to approve therapy. My life seems in control but dealing with alcoholic boyfriend is stressful. Could not find Al anon meeting last night. Just feeling ignored by boyfriend. He has no interest in me at all. Can't remember that time we just...
    butterflylady21 butterflylady21 46-50, F Mar 14, 2012

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    Been In Therapy For Almost 12 Years

     I am seeing a wonderful therapist right now, we been working together for nearly 2 and half years now. She has brough so much healing in my life, yet have so much more to go. See my old T of 10 years quit when I was in hospital, never gpot a good bye or anything. That is...
    Rachel4now Rachel4now 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 8, 2008

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    It takes the lid off

    although I’d been thinking it helps keep the lid on at other times. The rest of times? Might I explode if I stop? Will my eczema consume me? My back stoop? Will the rest of me droop? I will implode into a parallel universe; eat myself in a cosmic worm-hole, c*ck first: Perhaps...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 Mar 15

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    How I View My Therapist Relationship

    In our first session, she complimented me enthusiastically. That made me feel great about myself. That night I thought, "I would totally pay someone to give me compliments like that!" It's one reason I went back. She really seems to care about me. The thought occurred that it is...
    Samerina Samerina 26-30, F May 16, 2012

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    Feeling Weird Around Therapist!

    Do you also feel weird whenever you visit your therapist? I've been seeing her for almost two years. She is great. She's sensitive, caring, intelligent.... I like her very much. She has helped me a lot but - I still feel weird, and nervous, even anxious and sometimes even afraid...
    julie295 julie295 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 5, 2013

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    Starting Next Week

    I recently told my GP that I have Bulimia and have done off and on since I was 15. He ran tests and said I'm physically healthy but signed me up for therapy. I have to start next week. Nervous. Not sure what some lady is going to say that will make me change.
    Qandisa Qandisa 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 13, 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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    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

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    The Healing Starts Tomorrow

    Going to therapy for the first time tomorrow. I've decided not to include my husband at the moment, I want to work on me first. I don't feel like i'd be able to speak freely with him there. I'm anxious but a bit relieved to be starting this finally. My first step to...
    handlingit handlingit 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 8, 2010

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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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    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

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    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

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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

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    Group Therapy Turned Into Friendships

    I know it sounds crazy, but I go to a battered women's group. When I was in the shelter they told me about the group they send the women if they wanted help dealing with all the abuse they endured. I have been going for 4 monthes. Its not just a support group, its my becoming...
    jcue1976 jcue1976 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 20, 2011

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    My Most Recent Experience With Therapy

    Today was my first therapy meeting with my sixth therapist in seven months. It wasn't proper therapy though, just the little introduction one. If any of you have been to any kind of therapy or counselling, or anything, you'll know what I mean. It's when the stupid questions are...
    dominatedgirl dominatedgirl 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 18, 2011

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    Worse Off Than Before

    I've been going to therapy for over a year. I go for severe social anxiety. At first, I thought the therapy was working. I saw some improvements here and there. But now I feel like I'm back where I started. I'm afraid to say anything about it. I don't want to feel like I wasted...
    LenoraLouise LenoraLouise 16-17, F Jul 3, 2013

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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 18-21, F Jun 27, 2013

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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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    Hello, Does anyone on here go to therapy?

    I do, and I've found it helpful.
    growingpetals growingpetals 13-15, F Jan 19

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    Looking forward to seeing my therapist tomorrow.

    For the first time ever I have something good to tell him! I passed my driving test :-)
    polles135 polles135 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 14

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    Rite And Wrong

    Spent the morning trying to explain why all my rites involve putting things into the past. My tattoos, for instance, are representative of my most recent phase of life; I get them inked on, assimilate them into me, then move on.  Songs and stories are the same.  Experience...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 Jul 19, 2013

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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 started therapy a little over a year ago

    after I found out about my parents divorce. My depression had spiked and I just felt terrible all the time. Now I can manage my depression much better. I also feel more competent as a mother. And I have gone back to school! Anti depressants have helped too.
    larisahhh larisahhh 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    Dirty Pillows

    Psychotherapy Today, We were talking about 'endings' as it'll be two years soon so I figured it was about time to explore my feelings about it.  This led into a discussion concerning whether I was 'better' or not.  How can that ever be answered!  I'll be going there forever...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 1 Response May 8, 2011

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    I am in group therapy for adul...

    I am in group therapy for adult children of alcoholics, also see a counselor once a month. I am learning a lot about myself, and how my behavior effects all my family relationships
    mother mother 61-65, F 2 Responses Aug 15, 2007

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    I Am In Therapy

    IM IN THERAPY FOR THE MOLESTATION I WENT THROUGH AS CHILD AND FOR NOT BEING ABLE TO DEAL WITH IT. ITS STILL HARD TO TALK ABOUT BUT AT LEAST IM NOT USING DRUGS, ALCOHOL, FOOD OR SEX ANYMORE TO NUMB THE PAIN. IM BEING OPEN AND HONEST WITH MYSELF AND OTHERS AND IM LOVING MYSELF...
    spicyxhotxandxlooking spicyxhotxandxlooking 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 4, 2011

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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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    The whole problem with doing therapy is that

    even doodling becomes some kind of subconscious clue. Afterwards I’m tormented or tempted to analyse it in terms of my terrible mental health.Here, for instance, in the middle of a session about Challenging Relationships, I closed my eyes, scribbled a few random lines...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 Feb 18

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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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    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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    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

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    IamPAndAA IamPAndAA 16-17, F Jan 13

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    It's Not Manga

    I made a drawing that's hard to explain, then I made paintings of it even though I can't paint. To get technical, ;) it's a quadtych, though in reality it's more of a comic *****.  I stood them up against the wall in her room, left to right, stepped back, waved my hands at them...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 Jul 26, 2013

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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 Love It.

    I started going to therapy soon after I lost my son and started going more frequently after I started debating suicide. My therapist saved my life and I'm not afraid to admit it. He has helped me in ways that no one else could because everyone I knew was biased. He was a blank...
    beautifullybrokengirl beautifullybrokengirl 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 28, 2013

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    Related Experiences

      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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    My friend was being the designated driver and drove my car home one night... I was drunk, and on the way home she had ran a light and gotten pulled over. Her purse was at my feet...
    feelingtrapped09 feelingtrapped09 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 19

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    Hi There. For those of you who have had Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) did you disclose this to significant others? I'm getting to know someone I am very interested in, and I...
    BassetMom2014 BassetMom2014 26-30 Apr 1

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    When I was young, I was bullied and verbally and mentally abused and used to get beaten up by (as shocking as this may sound) my grandmother and my aunt. I was almost set on fire...
    RupanjaliSamadder RupanjaliSamadder 13-15, F Mar 29

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