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    got my therapist since 1 1/2 year.

    all she does is telling me that my life is so ****** up. (i thought shes supposed to help me..)
    deaddreamergirl deaddreamergirl 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    My therapist is an absolute ball buster.

    I don't go to be coddled, but rather to get the harsh, cold reality thrown at me. It has woken me up from the illusions I've had in my life. Hard questions, critical thoughts, and different perspectives abound. She does not let me easily hide from my fears. It's liberating...
    IU74 IU74 36-40, M Mar 31, 2014

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    Mother Issues

    last year I had a baby. and of course, I had the usual "mommy blues" afterward that went along with it. but the depressed feelings never went away. if anything they've gotten worse. I spread myself too thin trying to please and placate my son and be as perfect of a mother as I...
    shadowplayTH shadowplayTH 26-30, F Oct 3, 2013

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    Therapy Has Changed Me, Rather Unearthed the True Me

    I have been in different forms of therapy for 25 years with gaps in between. Group therapy taught me how I push people away which I really don't want to do. Also, that I really do want intimacy/closeness with people. The truama/drama childhood that I had left me not knowing who...
    candy100 candy100 56-60, F 2 Responses May 25, 2009

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    paulavq paulavq 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 13, 2014

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    I Am Therapy Because I'm Scared..

    I found therapy in the summer. It was paid for anyway with my school ID. I think after fall, I will stop therapy but I'll say I'll really miss it. I understand more of myself than I've ever done because no one told me it was something that has been already prescribed or what has...
    amejad amejad 22-25, F Nov 1, 2011

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    energymustmove energymustmove 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Roller Coaster Of De-Repression...

    My therapist and I observed that I have this sort of cycle going on. It looks rather like this: 1(6).Feel okay. 2.Start to slowly feel bad. 3.Feel more and more horrible. 4. Feel like offing myself. 5. Get memory back, feel horrible but somewhat relieved, mourn and adjust...
    hylierandom hylierandom 41-45 5 Responses Oct 3, 2013

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    I Can'T Disclose, But...

    Every time my therapist asks me about a certain time I just can't talk. I sit there and stare and fidget until he says I don't have to talk but I know he will come back to it sometime. I shouldn't have reacted like that. I don't know what to do. Im over it, it's in the past and...
    koiforaday koiforaday 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 8, 2013

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    i actually want to become a therapist myself

    and beloeve i am pretty good at it.
    energymustmove energymustmove 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I've been in therapy with someone productive

    for over a year now. I say productive, because I've tried before, a few times, and never seemed to get much out of it, but my current therapist really seems to get me. She won't cut me slack or feel sorry for me, but at the same time she's helped me immensely just by showing me...
    LiquidThinking LiquidThinking 41-45, M Jul 12, 2014

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    I was forced into therapy

    for self harm and anorexia. now im afraid of losing my therapist because shes become like a surrogate mother to me. My mom died when i was little and i feel like my therapist is like what my mom would be like. i wish my therapist could just take me home to live with her...
    chezza33 chezza33 16-17, F Jan 7, 2014

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    GRAPHIC PIC! I seek therapy

    because of someone else's lies, meanwhile the therapist winds up taking this liar's side. Her lie has destroyed my whole life... I wrote about her in several passages on EP... I don't know and am not sure how he could call himself a therapist when he is constantly in a state...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 6

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    Therapy V. Counseling

    When I like to sound more "normal" I refer to it as counseling. Otherwise, it's therapy.
    HappilyMarriedDad HappilyMarriedDad 36-40, M 3 Responses Feb 15, 2012

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    Well, I'm not technically in therapy yet.

    I start tomorrow. I'm terribly nervous and worried as to what they might find in me. I have anxiety, but what if it's worse than that? I suppose that's the anxiety talking, huh. All I can do is jump in, give it my all, and hope for the best. I know this. Wish me luck, I'm...
    dookus dookus 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 29, 2014

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    Just Started

    I just had my second visit with my therapist.  I was so nervous about going the first time, because I never know how to start or where to start.  I've been to therapy before, but it's not easy to just start talking about things. But this new guy is great.  He's...
    CuriosityKitten CuriosityKitten 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 29, 2008

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    I just started using this new app I discovered

    on my Facebook page called TalkSpace. It's a therapy through text messaging. I'm currently on a free week trial n after that it's $25 a week. I'm hoping this will b helpful cause I'm disabled w/ limited mobility n financial resources 4 travel. So...we will c how it goes.
    confusedGirl84 confusedGirl84 26-30, F Mar 5

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    And I don't know if I should continue.

    I've been in therapy for six years. It has helped me A LOT. But I have thought about leaving it some times. There are things that are exactly the same six years back and now. If I keep having this kind of therapy, I feel like I will have to be there for life. We are not...
    Starinthedeath Starinthedeath 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 1

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    I have been seeing a psychologist weekly

    since January. During that time I have processed my childhood, learned why I struggle with bosses, learned why I feel so scared many times, why I struggle with policing myself, and a whole lot more. However, one thing I wish I never learned was this: all people are hurting...
    ANewCreation4Him ANewCreation4Him 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 4, 2014

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    Something Revealed

    i am seeing a therapist to help with losing my mom. The therapist has help me really come to understand a few things about the events in my childhood.when i was sick with pneumonia and my father didn't want me to be taken to the hospital she said it was most likely that he1...
    moonstar312 moonstar312 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 21, 2011

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    I went for the first time a few days ago

    and I hated it. I'm trying a woman therapist tomottow but I'm not looking forward to it....I stopped cutting but I want to start again. I promised my mom id stop and I don't want to lie to her. I miss it, but if I keep doing it she's gonna put me in a Suicide hold
    NPkid44 NPkid44 18-21, M Jul 25, 2014

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    I Think It Will Help Tremendously

     I just started therapy again, and this time around I am trying to earnestly listen and to try suggested advice. I feel so ready to do the work and find new ways of thinking. Have seen a therapist and psychiatrist, taking meds, will go to career counseling, and I am working...
    KnowsLittle KnowsLittle 26-30, F Sep 16, 2009

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    I didn't start talking until I was 3. My parents took me to therapy to improve my speech and social skills, I went there until I was 6. They told me it was a daycare and I only...
    PinkChocolate00 PinkChocolate00 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    I believe in actual naked therapy. Too many of us have hangups and they are literally covered by our clothes. If we can work through that and realise that our minds are the most...
    NakedTherapist NakedTherapist 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 31

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    I've been feeling so **** lately im really suffering bad. so I decided to go out shopping a bit of retail therapy. I ended up with 2 new pairs of shoes and some other bits and...
    iampinkpvc iampinkpvc 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 18

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    I never used to believe in Retail Therapy til i had real sadness just from life in general , then i decided to try it and it works ! Better then Drinking lol !
    Desiredlove Desiredlove 51-55, F Apr 18

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    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...
    JavierHunting JavierHunting 18-21, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    AnimalJanice AnimalJanice 36-40, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Ok, I wrote this a couple of months ago, and just found it in my notebook. It's terrible I know, but I've shared so much with you guys, and wanted to post this too. You're not...
    betruetoyourself14 betruetoyourself14 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    I really hate it... It makes me feel like a total head case and every damn therapist is so condescending. And don't get me started on the fact that once I mention my sexuality...
    KittyCunt KittyCunt 18-21, F Apr 1

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    I really need it,I need help I am addicted to the internet....I have an obsession over my good friend,that I'm in love with I have trust issues over people,everyone is like a...
    AjaxJaxson AjaxJaxson 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    Well, I know how it feels to keep emotions in me all the time, and not tell anyone. I want to start this group to help other depressed people, or anyone in general. The point is...
    JustPassingIt JustPassingIt 13-15 6 Responses Apr 3

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    I'm attending school to become a massage therapist. This is probably the best decision I've ever made. Acupressure is definitely one of my strong suits (:
    QxeenBreezy QxeenBreezy 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    I'm a new writer looking for some feedback. Growing up in a small lousiana town, every boy grows the same. Same hobbies, same interests, same skills. I didn't grow up that way, I...
    rydermatherne rydermatherne 18-21, M Apr 8

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