I Am Seeing a Therapist

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    My job as a fireman sometimes puts me in situations that I have trouble dealing with over time.....I'm not afraid to admit I seek therapy for these issues. My latest session was last week, I went because I needed to talk about what happened to me 2 weeks ago. I had entered a...
    harleylover1970 harleylover1970
    41-45, M
    10 Responses Dec 16, 2011

    I always hate the part

    when they ask you about your past suicidal feelings, and if you've ever had a "plan". I know there's a good reason for that, but still it just makes me feel "icky" inside. There's no other way to put it.
    azurerush azurerush
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 16, 2016

    I Feel Bad Now

    So today i went to see my therapist like every other week. But this week i told her something about my past i guess she wasnt ready for or expecting. She started to cry...she said she has never cried about one of her patients. I feel bad now because i made her cry. But i keep...
    rageandhate rageandhate
    9 Responses Feb 13, 2013

    I have been talking with a psychologist about

    the experience for a little over a year now. It is incredible to continuously figure out the effects the experience has had on me mentally and socially. I have been suffering unknowingly with anxiety since it happened, when I was 6 years old. With the help of my therapist, I am...
    mintsorbet mintsorbet
    26-30, F
    May 26, 2015

    I Love My Therapist

    I have been seeing Danielle for 3 years now and we have grown to love each other in a mutual way. I am like her daughter or best friend and she is like my mother or older sister or best friend. It is just we have gone through so much together...my freaking out and hard times in...
    treelover100 treelover100
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 17, 2011

    I've been lying to my counsellor.

    I'm scared to tell her because I have told these lies to my school counsellor, my first proper counsellor, a doctor I saw (to see if he could help with these 'visual disturbances I made up') and a second counsellor. These are most of the lies I have told them: •my furniture...
    Killjoy66 Killjoy66
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 30, 2014

    I love it when the session was just what I

    needed to calm the shitstorm in my head. Today was a session like that and I am grateful!
    lindamerja lindamerja
    31-35, F
    May 7, 2015

    Wish me luck guys. Tomorrow is the day

    that I see a psychologist. I get to go through 2 or 3 hours of testing to see what all I have and I'm excited yet nervous at the same time.
    sadly203 sadly203
    1 Response Dec 15, 2014

    So a few weeks back I was dealing with a lot of

    family problems and I told my therapist about them. I had also mentioned that I was having suicidal thoughts and after I told her everything I immediately regretted it. She told me that she had to call her supervisor and get their advice on the situation and while she was out of...
    sadly203 sadly203
    Nov 29, 2014

    I've been seeing my therapist now

    for 2 years off and on. The main thing that we talked about all the time in a session is I want control, but I don't have the control over the depression. The second thing is I'm a loner and probably will always be a loner and I'm okay with that!
    regina27 regina27
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jun 23, 2015

    I have to meet with one of my new therapist's

    today. I found out for sure yesterday that I got into the intensive in home therapy program and so today I'm starting it I really wish that I could continue to meet with my old therapist because I enjoyed her so much. The one thing that I'm starting to realize about my old...
    sadly203 sadly203
    Feb 17, 2015

    I've been seeing my therapist

    for about 3 months now and on Tuesday I go see a psychologist and I'm excited yet nervous because I saw a psychiatrist about a month ago and I hated him. But lets hope I like the psychologist just as much as my therapist likes her.
    sadly203 sadly203
    Dec 14, 2014

    So I kinda freaked my therapist out again today.

    The 1st time it was about 2 months ago and it was about suicidal thoughts today it was about homicidal thoughts. She had to get all serious and check in on my safety or whatever and make sure that I wasn't going to kill the person I want to kill.
    sadly203 sadly203
    Jan 9, 2015

    I had to skip out on today's session to see my

    grandmother. But I really need to talk to her
    HolidaySpice HolidaySpice
    18-21, F
    Jan 3, 2015

    Going For The First Time... So Freaked Out!

    I will be going to see a therapist for the first time next week and I am scared to death. Truthfully this is a long time coming, but I have finally reached my breaking point with panic attacks that started in July. They are beginning to affect every aspect of my life...
    Ozzygrl Ozzygrl
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Dec 4, 2009

    Opening Up About My Sexuality

    I've been seeing my therapist, Caroline for about a year now. She's a sweet, married, middle aged red head! I suffer with OCD, ADD, Anxiety, Anger Management & Depression. She has been able to keep me sane, and I really appreciate her for that! lol! She has helped me so much with...
    closetcasecat closetcasecat
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Aug 1, 2013

    Not for any particular reason,

    it's just something I do from time to time. The self-knowledge it often brings results in personal growth and greater happiness. I would recommend it!
    ClownNine ClownNine
    56-60, M
    1 Response Jul 24, 2015

    I've never been a talkative person,

    so it's always awkward when my therapist asks me a very straightforward question and then stares at me for a while after I answer going "mmmm"
    JudeHauser JudeHauser
    18-21, T
    Mar 12, 2016

    Self Harm Therapist

    I've been seeing a therapist for several years now. She's part of a voluntary organisation that helps those who self harm or are suicidal. I think she's great. I can talk to her about anything, and while she might offer advice, she never judges. A little while ago, it looked like...
    flowingtears flowingtears
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 3, 2012

    I Didn't Want To, But....

    My fiancé did. She said it would make me feel better. Hell, I was so going to kill her for getting me sessions without me knowing. But I went, today. First time. She took me to a room. There was a couch. I sat down, and the lady asked me some questions. Knowing me, I answered...
    MaiaTheBroken MaiaTheBroken
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 6, 2012

    I have an appointment with my therapist

    tomorrow I've been seeing her for three years now and I'm afraid to tell about how I want to wear adult diapers because she'll end up telling my mom everything we talk about. I told her I'm bisexual and then I told her I feel like I'm getting a sleep study done and now I want to...
    deleted deleted
    Mar 1, 2016

    I love my therapist. She is absolutely amazing.

    After telling her about the difficult week I've had, she actually called me later to check up on me. I don't know if it's just because it's her job or because she actually cares, but no one ever does that. No one ever calls me, just to see how I'm doing. Just to make sure I'm...
    AmayaTsuki AmayaTsuki
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Feb 15, 2016

    so i started going to see this therapist

    yesterday. She seems nice yet occupied idk if was bc of the evening appt time that made her seem distracted. I spoke abt the most recent events that trouble me on a daily basis and she seem to understand and facilitate my own emotion. I am not sure w she could actually provide...
    4u2heed 4u2heed
    31-35, F
    Aug 29, 2014

    I have been a seeing psychologists

    and psychiatrists since I was 7 or 8, because according to my parents, I have issues. I'd like to find the perfect therapist that I can open up to and trust completely, but I've been to so many and I've never felt that way. I always feel like telling them my problems would get...
    deleted deleted
    Jun 25, 2015

    My therapist told me I have an obsession with

    getting revenge... We'll see about that.
    PanicAtTheDiscount PanicAtTheDiscount
    18-21, F
    Jul 20, 2014

    In the midst of my 2.

    5 months out of work, I decided to get myself some real help. I went to the psych hospital near my house, and was evaluated. I contacted them, and they told me to come in right then for an assessment. As soon as I got there though, no one knew I was coming. The people didn't...
    strangerinacrowd strangerinacrowd
    31-35, F
    1 Response May 23, 2014

    My First Day In Therapy

    It's been long awaited, but finally I've made the difficult decision to see a therapist. My first day was earlier this week and I have to say, it wasn't what I expected. When I walked in, everything seemed peace, and calm. She called me inside her office and as I walked down the...
    xoxodoll xoxodoll
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Apr 24, 2013

    Has Kept Me Going For the Last 6 Years

    I had a slight case of a nervous breakdown at work back near the end of 2002.  I was in an impossible situation of possibly seeing my career go down the toilet and yet I had to be the strong person to prop up my research group. My wife got me in to the counseling center and...
    fizprof fizprof
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Jun 24, 2009

    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 be in the intensive in home therapy and still have my weekly meeting with my current therapist. The only thing I don't like about the new...
    sadly203 sadly203
    Feb 6, 2015

    I was in therapy for six months at my

    university, but graduated this past December and had to end my sessions with my therapist at the time, who was just wonderful. We were a really good match. I made huge leaps with her and left school with improved self-esteem and a positive outlook. I even got straight As that...
    OmBeauty OmBeauty
    31-35, F
    Feb 8, 2014

    well...I used to see a therapist about a year

    ago however, I decided today I'm long over due. I thought I could be this person to just handle **** on my own, but mentally, I have falling back in space where I need to the right vibes around me. I am actually looking forward to it.
    ollifer ollifer
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jul 13, 2015

    Brain Mechanic

    For me - a therapist almost performs the same functions a mechanic does but on your brain and your heart rather than underneath a car or taking apart a motorcycle. I can't conceive of a day when I wouldn't want to see a therapist. Usually every two weeks works great because I see...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Nov 21, 2009

    Not So Bad

    I first saw her yesterday, she asked me a lot of questions to get to know me, and she is young so she understands and can relate better than an older woman. I told her all about me, and my story and she says there are a lot of things bothering me that need to get better, and the...
    DearShadow DearShadow
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 12, 2010

    So I started seeing my therapist about 2 months

    ago. If it weren't for my giandance consoler recommending I see our new school based therapist then I wouldn't have ever started seeing her. So I usually meet with her every Thursday at school (which is nice because it means no trying to make an appointment that I can get to...
    sadly203 sadly203
    Nov 26, 2014


    I've always resisted seeing a therapist. I've always dug my heels in. I don't know whether it was fear or skepticism or both.. Now, I'm actually happy to say that I see both a psychiatrist and a psychologist once a week..and I welcome and appreciate the opportunity to express...
    Misfitbrokentoy Misfitbrokentoy
    51-55, F
    Jul 7, 2013

    I always get really depressed right

    before my therapist session. I mean, I'm always depressed - I have clinical depression - but I spend most of my time, when I'm not in therapy, completely ignoring it and pretending like I'm a normal person. The hours leading up to my therapy session, I'm fully aware of my...
    AmayaTsuki AmayaTsuki
    26-30, F
    Jan 13, 2016

    I saved up money so I could afford it,

    I went once. I felt so uncomfortable and anxious that I sat there almost silent shaking for the whole hour.
    fhn0512 fhn0512
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 23, 2015

    I wouldn't change my therapist

    for all the money in the world. Limitless patience, calm demeanour, you hardly notice she's there. I always imagine her as a mirror, although just a mirror that will occasionally voice my subconscious thoughts and focus my attentions. I then use the hour to talk to my mirror...
    deleted deleted
    Mar 11, 2016

    The Questionnaire

    My second appointment was suppose to be a week after the first, but I cancelled because I was getting nervous over the weekend, thinking about what we were going to talk about. I rescheduled for the following week, which was yesterday. Upon walking into her office, she...
    xoxodoll xoxodoll
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 7, 2013

    There is no shame in paying a stranger to

    listen to all the sh?t by which no one else wants to be bothered. Don't pollute your friends with your negativity. Go work things out with someone who is trained to deal with your particular brand of neurosis. We're all a little mad. But it is no excuse to be irresponsible...
    starasong starasong
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 14, 2014

    I see my psychiatrist/therapist every week.

    The appointment is around an hour. It takes me that long to warm up so not much is accomplished. I have a hard time comprehending how people can open up to therapists (to people in general). I am thinking about going less often. I feel like I am wasting his time. The feeling is...
    Whatever9109 Whatever9109
    56-60, F
    Dec 29, 2015

    First Visit

    So going to a therapist for the first time was pretty much what I expected. She was a nice lady and I would guess she is probably 60 or so. Setting up a meeting was very easy - work covers this with a discreet system and they'll cover costs for the first 4 visits. Meeting...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jun 11, 2012

    Well let me start from the very beginning.

    So this is going to be long. I was barely fifteen when I was sexually assaulted by one of my neighbors and his friend (this can be another story.) I fell into the huge pit of depression. I couldn't sleep, eat, or even go to school for a full day. I lived my life in fear. I...
    AttachmentIssues AttachmentIssues
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 6, 2015

    Just staring. This is my second day with one

    so I am kind of nervous. The first day was "Introduction Day" where we basically got to know another. I didn't really like her because she shot me down every time I wanted to say what I have. It was like "I am right and you are wrong" thing. The say give therapy a chance and...
    AllTheEmotions AllTheEmotions
    22-25, M
    2 Responses May 12, 2015

    I have a therapist that comes

    once a week. I want to be therapist when I'm older
    dominick6 dominick6
    18-21, M
    Aug 29, 2014

    Yesterday I saw my new therapist

    for the first time. She was very nice and I think she's going to be really helpful for me. My last therapist didn't work out to well cause I didn't really connect with her and felt kind of judged by her. Anyways one of my fears is crying in front of people I don't know very well...
    lachica12100 lachica12100
    22-25, F
    Dec 10, 2014

    My therapist usually gives me little

    "assignments" whenever I see her. I'm kind of nervous about it. Even though she says I don't have to do it if I'm not able to, I still feel like I do. I have to at least try, I guess.
    azurerush azurerush
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 29, 2016
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