I Am In Therapy

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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

    Things I've learned so far from current

    therapist 1) Paranoia and anxiety comes from growing up in a household where I never felt safe 2) I base a LOT of my self-worth on outside praise and other's opinions, if I think people don't like me or the flow of praise stops I fall apart and feel worthless 3) I fake a...
    Hush92 Hush92
    18-21, F
    Sep 13, 2015

    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

    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

    Every week I say "I'm gonna quit therapy.

    " Then the week after I still go to therapy lol
    Hush92 Hush92
    18-21, F
    Sep 17, 2015

    Originally I did something stupid

    while in a fit or rage, and that landed me into therapy, but in the end I do feel better when I am able to vent my feelings and frustrations, and learn how to have better self control.
    ImNotPlaying ImNotPlaying
    13-15, F
    Dec 26, 2015

    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
    1 Response Mar 1, 2015

    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

    I really like my therapist.

    Ive been seeing him for over a year now and it seems like i can finally trust him with a lot. At this point i think he knows pretty well how to get me to open up.
    pabu74 pabu74
    70+, F
    Nov 1, 2015

    Second experience with therapy.

    It was freshmen year of college. I was liberated from my parent's shame of the mental health field and free to pursue services on my own. I went back when I realized the familiar pangs of anxiety striking me, when I felt myself slipping back into my personally crafted hellish...
    Hush92 Hush92
    18-21, F
    Nov 26, 2015

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

    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, 2015

    Part two of third therapy experience.

    I started seeing her on a regular basis. Everything went very well to start with, though that could have been because I was doing very well! Actually, that made things somewhat awkward at points, to where I almost felt guilty for not having anything going on and still going to...
    Hush92 Hush92
    18-21, F
    Nov 26, 2015

    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
    18-21, F
    Jan 7, 2014

    Therapy really helps.

    I know how it feels for like no one to connect with you or they at first may not emphasize with you. But you have to use it. Therapy is there to express yourself so express how you feel. Use it. Keyword >use< it. You don't have to have the same experiences as your therapist...
    Dana1111 Dana1111
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Jan 23

    Final therapy experience.

    As I mentioned it took me quite a while to get to the point where I was well enough to be able to start the tiring search for a therapist and/or psychiatrist. My first attempt was to get help through my school, who upon hearing my diagnoses politely refused taking me on and...
    Hush92 Hush92
    18-21, F
    Nov 26, 2015

    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

    I'm somewhat concerned my therapist thinks I

    have multiple personality disorder (DID). I know that I do not have that. I do have a "family" that I suppose is very similar to what people with DID have, that supports me and helps me function. (DID people would call them alters but I just call them my other family) Not all of...
    Hush92 Hush92
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 13

    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

    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
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 5, 2015
    deleted deleted
    Feb 16

    i actually want to become a therapist myself

    and beloeve i am pretty good at it.
    energymustmove energymustmove
    18-21, F
    Apr 21, 2015
    energymustmove energymustmove
    18-21, F
    Apr 21, 2015

    Not yet. It's a rejection therapy to see

    if I can get rejected from strangers in my area asking them ridiculous things. For example. " Can I do your job for you?" And if the rejects me, It's working thanks to Jia Jiang.
    deleted deleted
    Nov 1, 2015

    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

    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
    Feb 6, 2015

    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, 2015

    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

    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
    2 Responses Jan 29, 2014

    Therapy is really changing me.

    ...I can tell....so many things I repressed for ages are coming up....so many horrible, terrible feelings.....first and foremost the one I'm feeling is this righteous anger. I'm furious. I'm bitter. It's as though all the anger I denied myself, all those years of being the one...
    Hush92 Hush92
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 16

    The first time I went looking

    for help, I went to the school psychologist. My mom, despite my pleading, refused to allow me to see an actual therapist for a wide number of reasons, all of which boiled down to "We don't want to be known as the family with the crazy daughter." I was a senior in high school...
    Hush92 Hush92
    18-21, F
    Nov 26, 2015

    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
    5 Responses Oct 3, 2013

    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

    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

    I think a big part of my healing process will

    be accepting my feelings as real and accepting that things affect me and that's ok. My mom continuously responded to me reaching out to her throughout my life as "That's not real. That's silly. You're just psyching yourself out into thinking you feel that way. Other people are...
    Hush92 Hush92
    18-21, F
    Feb 5

    Third experience with therapy.

    This went very, very poorly. I still question every day whether to write whoever oversees that place an angry letter or not because of how poorly things were handled there. May split into two parts. I had been out of therapy for a while and been mainly frequenting a support...
    Hush92 Hush92
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 26, 2015

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