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I Am In Therapy

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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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    energymustmove energymustmove 18-21, F Apr 21

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

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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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    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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    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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    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 actually want to become a therapist myself

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

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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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    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 18-21, F Apr 22

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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 had some issues a few weeks back

    and I'm working through them with my therapist. Unfortunately, I hurt a dear friend with the depths of my depression and mild schizophrenia. Two pills a day have it all under control so I feel comfortable being who I am and not lying about it anymore.
    Giab88 Giab88 22-25, F May 11

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I've been going to therapy for about 3 years now & at first I was okay with it cause I knew I needed it & know it's just stupid. So when I first went to therapy it was because my...
    BatVein BatVein 16-17, F Apr 28

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    I think I've needed therapy for a really long time. I think I have a lot on my chest and it needs to come out and theres a lot going on that, I know that it's there, but it's in...
    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F 1 Response May 4

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    I've been in therapy for over a year now and before I started seeing this therapist I saw a few different therapists. I resent it I resent it a lot. I keep cancelling appointments...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F May 2

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    I have been a couple times during school but now that it's summer and I'm at home, I have no counselor. But I find therapy unhelpful just because I'm really bad at explaining how I...
    Itfloo Itfloo 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I actually get really anxious if I'm not listening to, playing, or writing music....
    sa3r1na sa3r1na 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 28

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    A south soul. San Fernando Ranch was the best of class Winter Rams77 twentynine stars laid on the slabs of granite. Rah stood to the side this was becoming too much. He knew that...
    complex7 complex7 31-35, F May 4

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    i have always been very shy and unable to talk to people or keep friends very long, eat in front of people ect. my doctor said that my headaches could be stress related and told me...
    lunabloodmoon666 lunabloodmoon666 18-21, F 1 Response May 8

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    "Importance of Relationships During Mental Illness Relapse" http://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/relationshipsandmentalillness/2015/04/importance-of-relationships-during-mental...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 2 Responses May 10

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    It's really sad news to hear about the death of the king of jazz. He will always be an inspiration for people to create , reinvent and appreciate music. Thank you for the music, BB...
    Alyyeska Alyyeska 26-30, F May 15

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    Fingers in the earth. Weeding and watering. Not thinking, not feeling, just breathing in and appreciating the gifts of Mother Earth.
    bethany444 bethany444 46-50, F 8 Responses 6 days ago

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    DAY FORTY ONE1- we had a storm and I love them2- my son made a coaster for me (in the photo)3- went therapy4- Jesús is not giving up on me..
    Sorrentina Sorrentina 41-45, F 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Hi I go by Fruity punch on here.I would like to share a personal story from my experience with my mother.Let me start back when I was younger for you to understand the emotional...
    Fruitypunch15 Fruitypunch15 31-35 1 Response May 13

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    My ship went down In a sea of sound. When I woke up alone I had everything: A handful of moments I wished I could change And a tongue like a nightmare that cut like a blade. In a...
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F May 10

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    LMAO! I am a morning person alright! I was up at 08:30! That was when I watched my TV with 1 hour sleep timer, The Twilight Zone. I have been up since 10:30 the day before. I...
    CannaCat CannaCat 46-50, M 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Hi I go by fruity punch on here.I would like to share a personal experience.I was going to put I cut ties from my family.But that was not a option.I had to cut ties with both my...
    Fruitypunch15 Fruitypunch15 31-35 2 days ago

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    Unfortunately I do. She is the best and the worst. The best because she's the only mother I will ever have and the worst because she turns people against me and tries to separate...
    SteelButterfly SteelButterfly 41-45, F 7 Responses Apr 29

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    I'll never know exactly what I did, but I'm constantly living with the pain of a bad back. It was Halloween. 2006. I woke up so excited that it was my favorite holiday. That is...
    SheepishlyMe SheepishlyMe 26-30 2 Responses Apr 30

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    I originally posted this as a blog entry, but I want to get it out to as many people as I can. : Hello all! I am currently double-majoring in psychology and social work in college...
    throughthewindow throughthewindow 18-21, F 1 Response May 5

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    While I have lived as myself now for some years, with only my close family knowing my secret, I still felt hollow inside knowing that the large conservative family I grew up in was...
    shelle48 shelle48 61-65, F 5 Responses May 18

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    Between the ages of 6-8 I was being molested my older brother and his friend. I know I've become an expert at blocking **** out but the things I do remember make me feel terribly...
    harpermaree1995 harpermaree1995 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I didn't go to my first therapy appointment with the new therapist. I just don't know if I trust therapy anymore. And it's useless to me because it's always at set dates and times...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago