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I Am Going to Therapy

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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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    Yeah I don't know when

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

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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'm on my way right now to my T.

    Have so much stuff to share with her. It is stupid because I always tell her, "I'm fine." And I don't know why I'm not just honest. I need to share with her about my Inside World. C.C. came out last night multiple times as stated by my boyfriend. She has violent tendencies at...
    ChantelSurvived ChantelSurvived 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 15, 2014

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

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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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    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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    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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    How's everyone doing this evening?

    I haven't been to therapy in about two months. I started a new position and have been a bit busy, and I just want to go home and vegetate much of the rest of the time. I've been taking Zoloft for the better part of a year, and it helps. It takes the edge off of bad feelings...
    bewareofpity bewareofpity 31-35, M 2 Responses Nov 23, 2014

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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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    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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    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 Jul 23, 2014

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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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    BlueBear98 BlueBear98 16-17, M Sep 4, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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 2 Responses Mar 11, 2013

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    I really don't want to go.

    I told my parents I wanted to and now I changed my mind, but now I am forced into it. My parents are ******* neglectful, and I became very angry when they said that I had no choice. I am 17 I should have my own choice
    maurylight maurylight 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 15, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    Ashthewolf7601 Ashthewolf7601 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 27, 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 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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    I've refused for years.

    After going for y depression, and then becoming depressed again, I swore I was done. But a suicide attempt that I kept secretive and panic attacks, I decided that I need help before I kill myself.
    maurylight maurylight 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 4, 2014

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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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 Mar 14, 2014

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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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    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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    Thursday is my fourth session.

    Already my brain is rambling I would like a pause button.
    PeterDr PeterDr 31-35 2 Responses Sep 2, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    So my therapist cancelled on me today.

    I know she probably has things to worry about but this is the second time out of 10 sessions. The sessions are every two weeks so it is a little irritating to miss one. Actually, in addition to the two cancelled appointments, she cancelled another one which we rescheduled...
    kico4 kico4 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 5

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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 22-25, F 1 Response May 16, 2014

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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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    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 Jul 26, 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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    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 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, 2014

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