I Am In Counseling

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    School Counseling its not that bad =[ but im scared to say anything PERSONAL i wouldnt want my parents find out...
    SourLove SourLove
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 27, 2007

    Opening A New Discussion With My Counselor

    On Wednesday I will be going to see my new counselor and I will be discussing something I have yet to talk with any therapists about. Over the past four years or so I have been experiencing the urge to kiss or cuddle up with my male friends. I do have a past of same-sex...
    13thgen 13thgen
    36-40, M
    Oct 2, 2012

    Currently in counselling

    for various reasons, however I feel so blessed to have such a wonderful counsellor who really seems to be helping. 10 weeks in and I feel like we've made some huge progress, even if others might not see the little steps and huge leaps
    CiorstaidhNicAnToisich CiorstaidhNicAnToisich
    18-21, F
    Aug 28, 2015

    Just Started

    I had my second session of counseling this week.  I set up the appointment because I turned to cutting as a coping mechanism.  I had never cut before, and I never will again.  My family is in a stressful situation and I just couldn't do it alone.  So far...
    constantlyme constantlyme
    26-30, F
    Jan 16, 2008

    Because of my anger issues taking a hold of me,

    I have to get counseling. I have destroyed countless things. the counselor diagnosed me with sever anger issues, sever anxiety, and sever depression. She says I have paranoia too.
    IDontEvenKnowAnymore1 IDontEvenKnowAnymore1
    18-21, M
    Dec 20, 2014

    Had my first session today,

    she said I probably feel tired or headachey afterward but I felt strangely energised!
    SiouxC SiouxC
    Aug 18, 2015

    I just have a question.

    I am 17 and recently began counseling at school for a sexual assault I suffered over the summer. The meetings are kept secret from my parents because they still do not know what occurred, nor do I ever want them to find out. However, during sessions I have never been able to...
    mintblue mintblue
    1 Response Apr 22, 2014

    I Am Not

    for many reasons but basic there are very few that have the abilty to deal with me i did try it many years ago and we made some progress tilli was out under one time and all hell broke loss, iwas never told whathad happened but it was made very clear to never have it done again...
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2
    61-65, M
    Dec 11, 2011

    Counseling V. Therapy

    That is the term I use when I am trying to downplay it. Otherwise, it's therapy.
    HappilyMarriedDad HappilyMarriedDad
    36-40, M
    Feb 15, 2012

    The Journey To Healing

    I started counseling about 6 week ago once i moved off to college. I talked to a pyschologist a few years ago and she told me she thought my mom had a Personality Disorder. Well thinks kept escalating til this summer i moved in with some family in a different state until i moved...
    mjh8808 mjh8808
    22-25, F
    Sep 22, 2012


    Do you think it works? I'm not so sure!! I have been having sessions for months but haven't seen any improvements. I hate talking about personal things, I find it hard to be open but non the less I decided I should do it. I mean can I go on forever being hard, angry and...
    LoraJane LoraJane
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 26, 2013


    I am in counseling because my parents are splitting apart and my brothers and i HATE each other. My mom thinks its best if i can talk to someone and not hold it in tell i BLOW-UP........ so i have been seeing this woman for about a year now (it took forever to find a good...
    Zizibaby Zizibaby
    13-15, F
    May 15, 2012

    Counseling For Years...

    I have been in counseling which seems life forever. It actually took me a long time to find a good counselor and now I have finally found one who is very helpful. I finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. For the first time I can see clearly how my issues all began. My...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Apr 21, 2011

    Fear Of Opening Up

    Last year I started counseling at my university, as it is a free service. I found it very helpful, but I was afraid to completely open up and tell the whole truth about things. I also found it very hard to look my counselor in the eyes too, at least while I was talking to her. I...
    flyingintherain flyingintherain
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Dec 10, 2011

    I firmly believe I have social anxiety

    and as a result I'm always worrying when in public. I literally cannot speak in public, talk to a stranger, participate in class, etc., or just do what others do and I feel it will hold me back in my future. It's scary. I've had it for maybe six years now and it's starting to...
    MarioT96 MarioT96
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Mar 29, 2015

    Is it always safe to go somewhere deep within

    the mind that even you as an individual cannot understand within themselves? Do wounds from the past need probing to heal faster? Or at this point, would things be better off left alone? For the past two months, I have been going with my parents to counseling sessions with...
    TheIceDragonReturns TheIceDragonReturns
    1 Response Mar 4, 2014


    I finished with my sessions a couple months ago.  I felt really good about it at the time.  I still feel good about it now.  I'm still dealing with the same issues, but at least I'm aware of my issues.  My therapist recommended me for a job with the agency, so...
    constantlyme constantlyme
    26-30, F
    Jul 29, 2008

    i have been very stressed over the last week

    feeling i am not good enought. thoughts of my traumatic past have been circling my mind leading me to feel like i don't matter and i am not worth anything. i was even considering leaving my college course and killing myself. i missed three days worth of college and had forced...
    DreamBigger9 DreamBigger9
    22-25, M
    Sep 23, 2015

    My college make me go,

    they say without it I would become too mentally unstable for education but I honestly don't get it. I never feel like I benefit from it, I just go in a dull room to talk about my issues to a women that only listens because she is getting paid. She doesn't care, she has heard...
    livelifefully73 livelifefully73
    18-21, F
    Nov 11, 2014

    First Step.

    I signed up for an appointment with my university's counseling service. It was actually more frustrating that I had thought it would be, but I swear my university only hires rude and/or incompetent secretaries. Anyways, it's a first step out of anxiety and depression, I hope.
    Euterpe Euterpe
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 30, 2008

    First Session.

    I had my entrance session today... I have to admit that it feels really good to hear someone with a PhD tell me that it sounds like I have true panic attacks. Like, It really feels good to talk about the symptoms I get, and to be told that that's normal for panic disorder. While...
    Euterpe Euterpe
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Feb 6, 2008

    When your counselor doesn't believe in mental

    illness and uses her job to fufill her agenda
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Dec 14, 2015

    Still In Counseling

    I have been in counseling ans support groups for the past 4 years. I have to admit that when I first started going it was to get my kids back from foster care. But the more that I went the more I realized how much my exhusband messed my mind up. I am still going even though I...
    glitterful glitterful
    31-35, F
    2 Responses May 10, 2009
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