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I Have Had Psychotherapy

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 64 People

    Cognitive Restructuring

    Several years ago, I found myself sitting alone, loaded pistol in hand.  I had been severely, severely depressed, and had been walking around in a fog for months.  By this point, I didn't know if I was coming or going.  I just...was...and barely even was...
    RaraAvis RaraAvis 31-35, F 5 Responses May 13, 2007

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    Not Bad Not Bad At All

    psychotherapists can be cool if you find the right one me and my psychotherapist are like bestfriends they are usually cool and usually have a big comfy couch for you to sit on lol hahaha her names rosemary moffit and we call her miss.rose and she works in saratoga ca I havent...
    PRETTYGIRLHATESTHEWORLD PRETTYGIRLHATESTHEWORLD 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 5, 2011

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    Starting Today - Very Nervous!

    I'm very nervous. I start psychotherapy today. I know I need it. I have way too much to deal with on my own. I have really bad social anxiety without all the other crap in my life and it is going to be very hard for me to even walk into that office today. I don't even know where...
    marriedintx marriedintx 31-35, F Aug 3, 2012

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    I Had Cat

    I had cognitive analytic therapy to help with my depression and I recommend it to anyone. It helped me to acknowledge the things that happened to me in the past and it has helped me to try to move on. It was a difficult thing to go through at the time because it brought a...
    thesoundofsilence thesoundofsilence 18-21, F 2 Responses May 10, 2007

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    my english is very bad:/ I went to psychotherapy, although I felt that I do not have some serious problems or that psychotherapy can help me. In the end it turned out that I could not even tell what all the troubles, because I started crying. My parents are divorced, they...
    MarieBulter MarieBulter 22-25, F Jul 13, 2012

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    Guess What?

    My therapist is a ****. It is another session that she have some excuse to postpone or finish sooner.
    Nemo9 Nemo9 18-21, F Mar 21, 2012

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    Complete Failure of My Life

    I've tried to ask for help from the doctor, i've tried to call social workers to have some discuss, but it seems everything still go in an unsure way that makes me very uncomfortable. Then i contacted the psychologist doctor( should they be called that way?) and i experienced the...
    cfroi cfroi 26-30, M 3 Responses Nov 23, 2007

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    Before in 2002-3. And I am being offered an

    assessment for it again, only two years after I asked for help. I dont know what to think. I need to do something to help myself. But is it this? And they have assessed me OVER AND OVER I really feel down about it :(
    dispossessed dispossessed 46-50, F 1 Response May 23, 2014

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    Yes

    I am currently in therapy. I like my shrink. She doesn't misinterpret what I say.
    Warmthoughtsofyou04 Warmthoughtsofyou04 26-30, F May 9, 2008

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    7 Years And Counting

    I've been in psychotherapy for the past 7 years, I'm also a therapist myself. Two main reasons to begin psychotherapy were: 1. I was a psych student, therefore, I have to know myself, I have to work on myself, and I have to have the proper tools to be able to walk down my own...
    paigemarshall23 paigemarshall23 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 9, 2013

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    I just woke up from a period of sleep paralysis and it was a scary and weird experience. I knew I was in my room. I knew I was lying in bed and I was quite aware of what was around...
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    one time me and my best friend iliana got in a fight we were like 7 or 8 and I had a girl diary and I wrote in it something really secret about her I forgot what the hell it was...
    AmyPond11th AmyPond11th 13-15, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Oh, every morning before I have a major presentation, It gives me an incredible high that helps me be a bit of a social butterfly at conferences and professional get-togethers...
    cufflinks78 cufflinks78 36-40, M 6 hrs ago

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    Clothes don't have gender, do they? So, I accidentally went to the boy's section in Forever 21. Guess who bickered about what I could or could not wear? Ansley. She, Daniela...
    sabertigersab sabertigersab 18-21, F 7 hrs ago

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    Yet another story of thoughtless friends. There was the time Ansley and Daniela pestered me about the past. Throughout the years Ansley and Daniela teased me about my 9th grade...
    sabertigersab sabertigersab 18-21, F 7 hrs ago

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    So here's ANOTHER outrageous story about my ex-friends. So. Prom. Well no way was I going to go and be stuck around jerkwads giving me a hard time. Anyway, I'm outside...
    sabertigersab sabertigersab 18-21, F 7 hrs ago

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    My ex-friends were like trackers: persistant and rude. In the middle of my senior year of High School, I tried so many tactics of avoiding my friends who didn't treat me like a...
    sabertigersab sabertigersab 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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    My ex-friends sucked. There were the little things. Just typical teenaged small problems that would roll off my back. I'd be the third-wheel whenever I was in a group with them...
    sabertigersab sabertigersab 18-21, F 23 hrs ago

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    I could not sleep for a week because I was freaking out about getting pregnant. I convinced myself that I had nausea, fatigue, tiredness. After spending hours researching, I have...
    thundrstorms thundrstorms 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    When I was in first grade I had a teacher that I never really felt comfortable with. I felt very strange and uneasy around her, like she would hurt me or something but she never...
    alisamamos92 alisamamos92 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    What does it actually mean?? Because I've had since I was child i just can't move but I am fully awake and it's almost like your dead. The last one I had which was quite a while...
    Trea13love Trea13love 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    The first ones I was just like a wind behind a sheet trying to get out, screaming like a zombie. Once I got out in the room I never dared to do anything, something always scared me...
    Chryssipus Chryssipus 26-30, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    when I was 14 my older sister would when our parents weren't home dress me up as her little sister. She would get a wig and put it on me, and pick out a really girly outfit. I...
    Sexyrachel1406 Sexyrachel1406 22-25, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I had all four of my wisdom teeth removed not too long ago, and let me tell you, the process of having all of them extracted at once was probably the easier part of the whole...
    pebbles7 pebbles7 36-40, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Today I decided to go clothes shopping but as I got out of the dressing rooms, I turned to my left where I saw this small red button up shirt which reminded me of His shirt...
    kar3649 kar3649 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I don,t no how many but i no the young man thats on his way over to my house now has had one on me for years...Tonight he get,s what he has been looking for for a long time my lips...
    trampgirl trampgirl 31-35, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Man, I had a case last night, it was terrifying! Usually, now that I know what it is I can handle it; but last night I was in a deep sleep and I heard a voice I didn't recognize...
    HeyThereHeather HeyThereHeather 26-30, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    There is a park next to my boyfriends house, which has an abandoned hospital/ mental asylum and im in love with horror and ghost stories so i decide to drag my boyfriend and my...
    katamelia katamelia 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I had my two worst life experiences at 10 years old and 20 years old. I am about a year from 30 so I am terrified of what life has in store for me this decade of my life. What...
    Tstanley86 Tstanley86 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Compared to many in this world, my life probably seems like a smooth sail over peaceful waters. There have been a lot of rough spots though (I actually had a lawyer write me an...
    Writer1967 Writer1967 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 21

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    I found this website when I was searching for people's experiences with a related treatment, ECT. I noticed that a lot of people have posted here about getting ECT, but there are...
    WendyTN WendyTN 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    my life has been pretty hard in a lot of areas. my parents don't want me they don't make an effort to at least pretend that they do. from as long as I can remember they've been...
    aarinxg aarinxg 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 21

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    Yep.From the day I was born life has been rough for me.I nearly died because I was 3 and a half months premature. My mom wasn't allowed to see me when I was born because she was...
    MusicLover4Eternity MusicLover4Eternity 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    Today I had my first surgery . I had something on my hand at the wrist so they removed it under local anesthesia . It wasn´t pleasant, and now it hurts. :(
    Tm1111 Tm1111 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    I have had 3 miscarriages... ive never told anyone but my ex which was the dad and my best firends I have had 3 1girl Aundrea maire..... 2 boys Timothy lee and Able Elijah my...
    TheFemaleAlpha TheFemaleAlpha 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    When I was in college, a girl in one of my classes asked if we could get together after school. Instead of talking about class projects, as I expected, she instead expressed her...
    VeronicaJane1 VeronicaJane1 41-45, T 3 Responses Jul 19

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    so Friday I went out on a date with this guy. of course it wasn't even really a date. just the first time I saw him in person. we really got along. had fun. had more fun. and I...
    ZombieBaitMaiden ZombieBaitMaiden 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    I don't know how to begin to explain what happened to me last night. it is surly unexplainable in words since it was something BEYOND every thought or emotion. it was ahhh I felt...
    alicegoneinsane alicegoneinsane 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 19

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    I've had a lot of injuries, especially from cheer .-. But not all were broken bones or anything. I've had - my nose broken 5 times (cheer) - two fingers on each hand broken...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 13 Responses Jul 16

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    i was with her off and on for years and this time she has been gone quite a while and is with someone else i told myself dont ever persue her again but shes all i think about at...
    father4leaf father4leaf 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 16

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    My grandpa had died in 2009. He had lived for 88 years. He had beat cancer and quit smoking. May you rest in peace grandpa. You and grandma are together now. My other grandpa died...
    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F Jul 15

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