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I Have Had Psychotherapy

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 66 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    He shouldn't take me for granted but.. Of course he does.. It won't ever get better but.. of course I have the most difficulty leaving..
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    Not long after I became more open about being bi, I was at a sleepover with three friends. Well, they kind of knew I was bi and we were all watching movies in the basement. One...
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    I would like to try to have a mutual ************ session with a stranger
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    1amamanancy 1amamanancy 61-65, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I live alone in a small apartment in Nevada. Last night I had one of the worst experiences I've ever had with sleep paralysis. I've experienced SP before and it's nothing new to me...
    ChloeRivers ChloeRivers 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Waiting one for my brain and I've been waiting since about the 20th of December and its hell waiting. My brain symptoms have returned and they are so frightening!!! Want scan NOW
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    This just happened.. I was going to go do a panoramic senior picture where everyone goes to the gym, theres loud music and a whole bunch of other crap. Sadly, when I was about to...
    Hipstercatlover Hipstercatlover 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 27

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    VoloProVeritas VoloProVeritas 56-60, M 1 Response Jan 27

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    Hi - I'm new to this. I've been getting EN lumps for about a year, maybe 2 now.... does anyone else get them all over their body? I keep reading how its usually only your lower...
    mummawe mummawe 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 25

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    kittyluv78 kittyluv78 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 25

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    Today I had the worst dream ever..but I'm okay now, some times I wish I didn't have to dream 😣😕
    Lillyisawesome Lillyisawesome 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 25

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    Just had one and it was awsome just what I needed having been single for four months. Feel so tingly and satisfied now. God that was good.
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    still have moments where I want to do nothing but cry I wish I didnt why cry over someone who's not worth it. Who isnt even worrying about you. Its crazy how things end up...
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