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I Am In Therapy

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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 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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    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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    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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    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 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 21, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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 41-45, M Mar 31, 2014

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

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    energymustmove energymustmove 18-21, F Apr 21

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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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    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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    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 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 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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    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'm in therapy to work out feelings I still

    have about myself after my divorce. Feelings of "I want to ensure that my boys are always happy" and "how do I deal with issues that are out of my control?" and "I wish my husband had talked to me about feelings he was having towards himself instead of pulling the rug out from...
    daniellewalker daniellewalker 36-40, F Jul 24

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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 2 Responses Apr 22

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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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    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 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 1 Response Mar 5

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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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    I am 50, Jewish, Male (I say this in case other people share my background it might make then feel better that they are not alone). I am very depressed right now. I have been...
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    I am so excited to know what my ideal career path is, but I could use some help getting there. I am currently a senior in an engineering program, and I either want to go into...
    reenab29 reenab29 18-21, F 11 hrs ago

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    My parents indirectly keep me from getting the mental healthcare I need. It started senior year of high school when I became suicidal for the first time in my life. It was due to...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I'm still in ptsd recovery, even years after the event. A lot of triggers I've been treated for and have moved past, for the most part. The one I can't escape or even work with is...
    omgwut omgwut 41-45, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    one thing about music when it hits you feel no pain ~Bob Marley
    mightyhealthy mightyhealthy 22-25, M 13 hrs ago

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    Skype therapy - I am happy to offer therapy over Skype anywhere in the world
    NakedTherapist NakedTherapist 56-60, M 1 day ago

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    I have so much built up in side. I've had so many things happen to me to be so young.
    QuietChick96 QuietChick96 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I think that it is silly, my mother changed her profession. why because I can't could not talk. no one understud me. at best they would ask and ask. I would speak and say the same...
    bigheartsmallworld bigheartsmallworld 36-40, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Originally I was ordered to go by my parents and doctors. Later, I went voluntarily. There is nothing wrong with saying "I am hurting, and I need help".
    Mrskatearch Mrskatearch 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    There is no greater pain than bearing a story untold inside of you.
    saxappeal saxappeal 46-50, F 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    He asked, just slivers. Slivers of her soul. At first, she recoiled in horror. But thought, "He's been hurt so... And my soul is oh so big and bright, beautifully capable of...
    AdoraGel AdoraGel 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    it's been days since i learned of my guy's "other side" or what i've coined "his darkness". "his darkness" was unsuspecting. one day we were "normal" and the next day my world...
    goodheartmavin goodheartmavin 31-35, F Aug 17

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    Friends and family. I have a story to tell. One that only a few have heard. I have only recently opened up about it. It is one of the reasons (of several) for my PTSD. I think this...
    MrM0J0RISIN MrM0J0RISIN 46-50, M Aug 11

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    Nothing fixes me like a good song.
    aliadele aliadele 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 10

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    I finally was able to go to physical therapy today, I think it went well. We'll see how I feel this weekend, hopefully I'll be able to continue physical therapy.
    turnpike1971 turnpike1971 41-45, M Aug 7

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    Just feeling like writing,writing and writing today.
    angelloves angelloves 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    Yes, Yes You Can Catch Insanity!!! A controversial disease revives the debate about the immune system and mental illness. in·san·i·ty inˈsanədē/ noun the state of being...
    LadyGallivanter LadyGallivanter 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    Today, I have an appointment to start discussing a traumatic event from a few years ago. I don't know if I'm ready for that. I want to puke and it's still hours away. I want to...
    omgwut omgwut 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 4

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    It beats going to a councillor or psychiatrist.
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M Aug 2

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