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I Am In Therapy

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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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    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...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    paulavq paulavq 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 13, 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 12 hrs ago

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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 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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    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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    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 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 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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    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'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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    So my therapist cancelled on me today. I know she probably has things to worry about but this is the second time out of 10 sessions. The sessions are every two weeks so it is a...
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    Apparently so. It was only in recent months I was told that I have BPD. I was like "Oh, so that's what all that nonsense in my head must be" I honestly thought I was losing it, or...
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    I have been called crazy multiple times in my life, I'm not fishing for compliments. They're right by the clinical definition. My past from what I can remember has been fairly...
    Edg3Runn3r Edg3Runn3r 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 9

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    I know that as much as I don't want to start the intensive in home therapy (whenever I actually do start it) it'll be good for me. It sucks that my insurance won't pay for me to...
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