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I Am Going to Therapy

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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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    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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    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'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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    wtfma wtfma 22-25, F Jul 17

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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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    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 36-40, F Apr 22

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    Tomorrow, I'm gonna go see a therapist

    and I'm kinda nervous. Any tips/advice? Wish me luck.
    lilacgalaxy lilacgalaxy 16-17, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    I've been in and out of therapy

    for the better part of 17 years. I think that it's helped immensely and highly recommend it to anyone who feels that they need it.
    utahwriter utahwriter 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 27

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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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    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 2 Responses Apr 8

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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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    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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    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 had a session on Monday

    and I had a lot of things I wanted to talk about and I was fully prepared to talk about them. I was upset before I went and had been crying, so when I sat down and my therapist asked me how I was doing I just shut down. We sat there for the entire session in silence. She didn't...
    theginger89 theginger89 22-25, F 2 Responses May 28

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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 18-21, F 2 Responses May 14

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    Yesterday I went to see my therapist

    and I am so glad I did. Our session was very productive and I learned somethings about myself and what I need to do to strengthens relationship with my boyfriend and mend my broken relationship with my grandmother. I am on the road to recovery.
    peacefulkhaos peacefulkhaos 22-25, F May 30

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    My first session went better

    than expected - I thought I'd be upset the whole time, but I really wasn't! We talked about lots of things and my therapist was excellent - he listened without judgement and usually spoke to kind of finish whatever thought I'd been having (and I mean that in only the best way...
    beneaththestars beneaththestars 18-21, F 1 Response May 16

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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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    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

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    I'm so scared I've been a hundred time But I

    still have panic attacks I still worry I'll say the wrong thing
    kenzieburr kenzieburr 16-17, F Jul 17

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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 2 Responses Jan 31

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 13-15, F Jan 19

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    IamPAndAA IamPAndAA 16-17, F Jan 13

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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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    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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    More trouble I had two weeks off work

    and was dreading going back, not because I hate it but because of the chaos that might have ensued while I was gone; who knows what awful tasks I had forgotten to do before disappearing off the face of the Earth for 15 days. I gave myself the extra Monday off to ease myself back...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 3 days ago

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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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