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I Am In Therapy

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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
    NPkid97 NPkid97 18-21, M Jul 25

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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

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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 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 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 8, 2013

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    paulavq paulavq 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 13

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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

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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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    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

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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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    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

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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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    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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    This is true but for me it is therapy for the soul by expressing music through movement. I'm a dancer and nothing helps me identify better with music than how it makes me feel and...
    DaddysLittleKitten DaddysLittleKitten 18-21, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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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...
    UnstableSammi UnstableSammi 22-25, F Aug 20

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    So today I got the letter. I'm starting cognitive behavioural therapy no later than February 2015. I'm already seeing a psychiatric nurse, but this time I will get treatment from...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M Aug 13

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    So I had water therapy today. I also have new aid on here way named Tawana. I wonder what race she is? I'm just joking about the race thing because no one knows. I don't care what...
    raemar85 raemar85 26-30, F Aug 7

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    I feel like I am more myself when I'm doing something physical.... Such as sports; volleyball, basketball, running, etc. I remember, 3 years ago, I got into a car accident at the...
    UnkemptGirl000 UnkemptGirl000 16-17, F Aug 18

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    I always had a speech problem, always hated and still hate to say the "R" and the "th" sound, I hate my speech problem...
    doubletimeit doubletimeit 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 29

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    I always had a speech problem, always hated and still hate to say the "R" and the "th" sound, I hate my speech problem...
    doubletimeit doubletimeit 18-21, M Jul 29

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    It doesn't even have to have words, guitar, mandolin, Celtic, folk, pink Floyd, ambient music helps me meditate and clear my head. I'm listening to Celtic folk right now, sitting...
    lucidity91 lucidity91 22-25, F Jul 31

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    I'm a therapist and people think that it's scary to talk to people like me. I have had a lot of people tell me that I judge them. I actually don't. I believe that I am actually...
    krystal19932 krystal19932 18-21, F Aug 5

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    I'm in a yearlong DBT group.... I haven't been in like 6 weeks now my primary therapist is making me go back. I find it a waste of time and everytime I go I just feel more...
    PurpleJay PurpleJay 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    So true. I turn to writing when I need to let off some steam or just to pour out my heart.
    prettylittleshopgirl prettylittleshopgirl 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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    Thanks just being there For listening I imagine this great unsee-able formless helper in the air, like God. Thanks you helped me through it again. How do you do it? You remind...
    awlmad awlmad 46-50, F Aug 18

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