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I Have Had Psychotherapy

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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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    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 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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    Psycho Sue

    I had psychotherapy when I was about 16, in a room that was painted green, with a woman named Sue. I remember she used to ask me a lot about what colour guilt was and kept going on about how I needed to eat. We always hugged at the end of the session which was kind...
    vivalagloria vivalagloria 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 4, 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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    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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    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

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    Related Experiences

    I have had a scare with the thought of cancer. I had a very large thyroid, with small tumors on the left side. I went for a biopsy and the doctor called me a week later to tell me...
    kristy31415 kristy31415 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I have had sleep paralysis since I was a teen, I have found it helps to sleep only on my sides. This was suggested by a Buddhist nun who said sleeping on my back left me open to...
    xgingerx1974 xgingerx1974 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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    Have Had Way Too Many Surgeies
    michigan11 michigan11 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    I have had eczma all my life and lately it is so bad that I don't go out in public because I don't want people to look at me, the only thing that clears it away is prednisone which...
    nikita80501 nikita80501 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    .. I have been very young which is why I have had these, I have not found these pleasant or at all condoning. I regret them but I was not ready for a baby.. But now I am pregnant...
    jessicamayx jessicamayx 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    This encounter happened a few years ago. My mom had just recently passed and I had fallen ill.I was sleeping on my favorite living room long couch and could hear my grandmas soft...
    emilysdream emilysdream 22-25, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I think i had this happen to me a few times, once was when i was pregnant with my second son. It was in the day and being about 6 months pregnant i was so tired so decided to have...
    Gentleandlovingsoul Gentleandlovingsoul 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 1

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    I have something I gotta get outta me so yea.. I was younger from 5th grade to 8th grade.. I had depression anxiety and anger problems. I would not stop crying for those 3/4 years...
    Fifidog Fifidog 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    .i've suffered from deep depression and anxiety since 1992 and tried all kinds of medicines and therapies. i even tried a clinical trial at the NIH but didn't qualify for their...
    dianeepoo dianeepoo 51-55, F 3 Responses Jul 10

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    Best nap I ever had! The hardest part was the waiting--The doctor was running late. The last thing I remember was the anesthesiologist saying "Ok the Propofol might feel a little...
    NurseAmanda NurseAmanda 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    One time I had a weird a.s.s dream about my taco socks the tacos from the socks came off the socks and came alive, the the tacos started to chase me but I had a gun so I stated...
    Chasemanning Chasemanning 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    I had to have a hysterectomy maybe 3-4 years ago. I have a hard time even now, seeing women who are pregnant with children. I never had that chance. Always had fibrous tumors in my...
    mrsklemzak mrsklemzak 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    I thought we had it all, mostly because he told me so. I'm reluctant in love and always have been, I need convincing and he was so good at it he made me feel like we were forever...
    LoudMouse LoudMouse 31-35, F 5 Responses Jul 4

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    This all began when I graduated military college. *** you all know #military people# don`t have a possibility to choose where to serve or to work or whatever....... That was my...
    bilberrry bilberrry 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    I've had daddy fantasies a few times recently...... My dad is the perfect guy and it's so hard to find good guys who have his amazing qualities. It feels really awkward and bad but...
    luckey872 luckey872 18-21, F 10 Responses Jul 7

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    Well to all those who actually care and respond when I put these bi things on: I finally had my gay experience. My first experience was my first kiss with this guy I really like...
    WhyDoesLifeSuck WhyDoesLifeSuck 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 10

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    They weren't bad to the point of physical abuse, but they were far from good. I met my first girlfriend when I was in my last year of high school. We got along great, but I...
    AgentSickler AgentSickler 18-21, M Jul 11

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    Last night I had a sleep paralysis episode. It was the single scariest thing you could experience. I woke up in the middle of the night and couldn't move or talk. I could see...
    Aggienation12 Aggienation12 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 12

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    One of the most embarrassing moments that comes to mind happened close to 15 years ago, but it's still pretty fresh. My (now ex) husband was at the hospital having a not routine...
    RaverFan RaverFan 41-45 2 Responses Jul 13

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    I had my very first panic attack today. I was at a water park and i went down one of those closed water slides. I went on it with my friend before so i knew what it was like but i...
    meganayyye21 meganayyye21 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    This was more of the correct term I was looking for ( had). I did sleep walk when I was younger. Went through I believe three episodes of sleep paralysis 5 years ago. Hit and...
    Deeperthinker Deeperthinker 31-35, M 6 days ago

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    Since a very young age (from what I have been able to remember, about 3-4 years old) I have sensed things. When I went to sleep in my own room alone, I would feel that someone was...
    DarknessFalls101 DarknessFalls101 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    This one happened pretty recently. I was sleeping over at my friend's house and we had stayed up till around 1, in which his parents were already in bed. We were watching some...
    Hanesman Hanesman 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Had my first one this year. Started bugging me right around Memorial Day. Thought it was a bladder infection. Did a course of antibiotics. Didn't help. Dr then thought kidney stone...
    raedavis raedavis 31-35, F 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I've had a hell of a lot more than a few but I wanted to hear everyone else's stories.
    goldenslutphotography goldenslutphotography 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 29

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    When I was sixteen, I had a dream that I could fly. Not especially strange in general, I'm sure a lot of people on here have. But how many people have woken up after a dream like...
    badgerman42 badgerman42 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 1

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    Kinda family: when i was 12 we went abroad to visit family and i had sex with 4 of my male cousins (distant cousins) at the same time, in a field near their house.
    Julieloli13 Julieloli13 13-15, F 17 Responses Jul 1

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    I've had more than 50 ECTs over the last 4 years and it has saved my life. I have very mild memory loss, but it's worth it.
    Cathy1963 Cathy1963 51-55, F Jul 2

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    I'm freaking out. I don't know why but I feel like I'm dying. My heart is racing and I'm feeling like bugs are crawling on me. Is this a panic attack? I don't think I've had one...
    ParanoidGirl ParanoidGirl 26-30 3 Responses Jul 4

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    I started smoking weed when I was 16. My Dad caught me doing it and took my weed. This made me hate my Dad. I acted so mean to him when really he was just trying to keep me safe. I...
    kevin1080123 kevin1080123 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 5

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    From my mother being in the hospital for a mental breakdown. My father, brother and cousin had their fun molesting me and my sister. This lasted well for my father they got...
    ladybugiswithmealways ladybugiswithmealways 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    From my mother being in the hospital for a mental breakdown. My father, brother and cousin had their fun molesting me and my sister. This lasted well for my father they got...
    ladybugiswithmealways ladybugiswithmealways 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    I grew up with a mom who worked 50 to 60 hrs a week. Grew up with my 10 yrs older brother who married and moved out and was stuck with my verbally abusive alcoholic father, which I...
    carebear1019 carebear1019 31-35, F Jul 7

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    Once upon a time back in 6th grade I liked this girl and so I asked her out. She agreed, and I was over joyed, I was never happier, she took all of my sadness away with her...
    LuckyGuy001 LuckyGuy001 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 7

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    I was at a party here in Paris, and there were lots of guys without dates. I was with two girlfriends, and they later spotted these two guys dropping things in various drinks. We...
    Paca24 Paca24 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 9

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    It was 2 years ago. I was only 2 months along. It was traumatizing because I lost the baby and the miscarriage itself took a lot out of me. I was at work when it happened. I was...
    akrysrose akrysrose 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 10

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    I hated it. I had to bite this metal thing and 3 massive round things spun round and round my head making horrible noises like the sound of a car engine.
    Mahsa99 Mahsa99 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 11