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I Need Therapy

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    I Thought I Was OK

    I have had periods of depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem (not unlike most people, I know), but I have not had any real emtional issues in a very long time (I thought).  What I realize now is just that I was OK because I was alone.  I hadn't really tried to have...
    Mareola Mareola 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 11, 2010

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    I need to talk to a therapist

    or something because I'm past being able to help myself, but I'm too scared to admit to my dad that I need to talk to someone and I'm afraid it'll be too expensive for him and idk what to do
    MarineGirlfriend0810 MarineGirlfriend0810 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I Need It So Badly

    I need to get away from the dirty thoughts which goes through the mind all the time.. earlier i used to concentrate more on my football practices so that i could spend all atleast most of my energy in it.. easier access to internet and the perfect situation for all the bull...
    thatsawefull thatsawefull 18-21, M Jun 29, 2013

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    Last Chance

    i have been needing to go speak with someone for a very long time.. my emotions have been out of control and only getting worse.. i am never satisfied, never content and i always want more. but the worst part is, is that i can't make myself go out and find more. i am starting...
    laviavecchia laviavecchia 18-21, F Apr 18, 2010

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    The Cure For Me Is There

    I have been working toward getting into therapy for 6 months. I have a drugproblem. I know how to deal with getting off drugs and and  know all about my addiction. I have decided that i have been a jr psychologist to  myself for long enough. I decided to get help. I...
    capriciousness capriciousness 26-30, F 2 Responses May 16, 2010

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    ...Desprately.

    emotional abuse, compulsive overeating disorder, bullying, and most recently, dreams of rape. The list goes on and on. I can't handle this on my own. Everyone says I'm strong but on the inside, I'm deteriorating.
    FreeMyHeart FreeMyHeart 18-21, F May 28, 2013

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    I need to talk to a therapist

    or counselor about the school/health issues I've been going through recently, but I don't know how to go about asking my mom to look into it with me. I guess I'm a bit nervous and ashamed that it had to get this far, but things just keep getting worse... How do I bring it up?
    TheHouseElf TheHouseElf 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    I Followed someone's advice

    and asked my mom for therapy. She stormed off to her room slamming the door in my face. She screamed at me for being selfish and spoiled. I cause drama on purpose. But I was molested and almost date rapped by two different people. I have been threatened by brothers I live with...
    LoverOfAllSouls LoverOfAllSouls 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I Can't Get It

    For several years now, I've had to deal with an almost crippling paranoia and a near constant fear of death.Because of this, I've become an introvert. I never communicate with anyone but my closest friends, and I always find myself thinking that anyone I meet is planning to...
    kikon9 kikon9 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 23, 2011

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    Impending Basket Dropping

    My good days outnumber my bad days. For this I am thankful.When the not so good days arrive, I deal with it the best way I can. Usually in tears. Or dropping my basket over the smallest thing.I know that I need therapy to deal with my random issues but finances prohibit that, as...
    PrecariousMe PrecariousMe 31-35, F Oct 31, 2011

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    CBT For Social Anxiety

    Update:  I have an appointment on Thursday. Yikes! I am hoping to use CBT to help me with social anxiety. Social anxiety is holding me back, and I'm sick of it. I thought I could do it myself by using self-help books, but I think I really need an actual therapist to guide me and...
    veralynn veralynn 26-30, F Mar 19, 2013

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    17 and Mother of Two

     SOPHMMORE YEAR I HAD STARTED TALK/DATING THE GUY WHO WAS CONSIDER TO BE THE TROUBLE MAKER WHO THE GIRL WANTED TO KNOW. IT WAS COOL TALKING TO HIM AND DATING HIM. 5 MONTHS AFTER BEING TOGETHER WE HAD SEX BUT USED PROTECTION. A FEW WEEKS LATER HE HAD BE FEELING SICK AND ASK...
    DOWNER408 DOWNER408 16-17, F Mar 4, 2009

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    Needed It For Awhile

    I need therapy because my doctor and parents and school say that I do. I guess I do. It's whatever. I supposedly need it for my self harm. I guess it wouldn't hurt to get help with the eating disorder no one knows about. I started self injuring at the end of my sixth grad year...
    kotori4444 kotori4444 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 14, 2012

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    I know when I have problems: Anorgasmia

    and low-self esteem are things I have suffered my whole life along with depression...they are not "pretend" but very much facts. My mother continues to deny I have any "problems" in my life as if I were some common liar. I am certain if I went through my life history as I did...
    Deadlynightshade5 Deadlynightshade5 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    I need one so badly. Everything has just

    started to escalate,I'm crying all the time and never happy even when I should be. I've always been able to deal with my issues by myself even if they eat me up a bit. But I'm so clogged I can't grow or be happy I'm stuck and everything will burn.i feel like turning to drugs...
    metallheadd metallheadd 18-21, F Mar 3

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    Therapy

    I'm doing therapy with someone on the private side, it is helping.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Aug 8, 2011

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    Kimmandra6918 Kimmandra6918 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    "i'm In Need Of A Doctor Or A Shock Therapy"

    I always heard that you never really change until you hit rock bottom. And I think I just did...so I'm looking anywhere for help. It started almost two years ago, when I started compulsively eating. In all honesty, I only gained between 5 and 8 pounds, which isn't that much...
    Heartwood Heartwood 18-21, F Mar 28, 2011

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    The Cure For Me Is There

    I have been working toward getting into therapy for 6 months. I have a drugproblem. I know how to deal with getting off drugs and and  know all about my addiction. I have decided that i have been a jr psychologist to  myself for long enough. I decided to get help. I...
    capriciousness capriciousness 26-30, F May 16, 2010

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    Unknown Story- Part One.

    Hello im 15 years old and i have a speech and language disability which has affected my life traumatically, It will even effect how I write this as I find it very difficult to get my feelings out. This is the first time ive ever spoken about how I really feel, ive tried before...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 9, 2012

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    I Drain People

    I have so much baggage and so many little issues, it makes me a difficult peson to live with, a difficult person to love.  I need to figure out what's wrong with me, not just for my own sake, but especially for the sake of the people I love.
    SisBoomBah SisBoomBah 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 6, 2008

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    Worries...

    I'm thinking I could probably benefit from some kind of light therapy now....Oddly....See, for some reason my anxieties have been getting worse lately. I'm paranoid about everything. Earlier tonight I was considering throwing up what I'd eaten for dinner because I thought there...
    Emptysoul30 Emptysoul30 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 27, 2011

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    I def need therapy my bf doesn't have the

    patience to sit and hear me talk about my past
    Reynastaxx Reynastaxx 26-30, F Apr 1

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    Good Advice !

    Someone well intentioned I was advised to go see a psychologist to solve my problem. What I did. Believe it or not, the result was even more formidable than I had expected ! Yes, yes, now my psychologist is cured !
    juliegirlie juliegirlie 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 19, 2012

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    I Think I Need Help

    My depression is starting to affect my work.  I find myself crying at my desk. Thank God for high cubicle walls. I need help. I often find myself asking God to just take me. I feel I can't take anymore. But I haven't given up completely. I need help with my...
    redsgirl redsgirl 36-40, F 5 Responses Sep 19, 2008

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    I Think That I Need Therapy

    I am scared to get up and ask for help. I dont want to go through my pain alone. It is spiraling out of control and affecting my relationship with my husband. It is too much for me. How do I get the push to go to therapy and open up.
    sufferingmypaininsilence sufferingmypaininsilence 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 17, 2012

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    To Get Thru The Pain

    I think I may need some help getting thru the past, maybe just go to a therapist and talk to them about. I know if I do get clean there is no way that I will be able to handle the pain of the past. I wish I could just let everything go, I have tried I just cant do it. Maybe if I...
    imperfectbeauty imperfectbeauty 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 21, 2012

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    Ha! Don't We All!

    So I need therapy. Before Christmas, I told my husband he needed to leave. I needed a chance to finally be happy and to search for happiness. That lasted two days. My boys had a hard time with their dad being gone, so I asked him to come back...on one condition. We should go to...
    unleashaspark unleashaspark 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 23, 2008

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    I Just Want to Be Normal!

      I am not normal... I may never be normal... I am haunted by my past, I have flashbacks, nightmares, I self-harm, I purge, I shower upwards of 6 times a day, I can’t go outside, I can’t be left alone, I’m scared, I can’t function, I loose time... I...
    shadowlight shadowlight 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 8, 2009

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    I Just Don't Know What to Do Or Where to Turn.

    I started therapy when I was in high school... things cleared up for a bit, but then I went to college and life went to hell.  I've had my ups and downs and now here I am married and feeling like ****.  Last year I went through what's called a partial hospitalization...
    amipsychotic amipsychotic 26-30, F Apr 4, 2009

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    I must need therapy. I have a good life,

    everything I ever needed: an awesome family, a good job, good health. But here is the thing---I think my life is missing something. I want to take risks, I want to embrace the moment, i want to "find myself". Why? Why this urge to think the grass is greener somewhere else...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Feb 10

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    Because It Keeps Me Sane!

    Haha not really. But I am pretty worried about what happens when I stop going...I don't talk much, and it's a relief for me to be able to talk about my "crazy sad ****"(Silver Linings Playbook) without judgement. Lots of people complain about it, but I honestly look forward to...
    poeticprose poeticprose 16-17, F Aug 3, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    Let's face it! We all need therapy! It may as well sound good!
    DearbhalC95 DearbhalC95 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Since I was I think 8 I've been going to therapy. I've probably have had about 20 or so shrinks. And most of them I cursed at, walked out of session etc. I was a little **** when I...
    UnstableSammi UnstableSammi 22-25, F Aug 20

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    So today I got the letter. I'm starting cognitive behavioural therapy no later than February 2015. I'm already seeing a psychiatric nurse, but this time I will get treatment from...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M Aug 13

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    Music is thrilling and voice's are all different. Each voice and each song was with me in the dark and in the good. If life wasn't going great I had music as a form of therapy...
    FunnyandNerdy FunnyandNerdy 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 7

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    I'm feeling so unappreciated and alone. My mom has cancer and has for the past 8 years, my dad isn't around- he left ages ago. I'm 16 and have spent most of my life taking care of...
    skinnylittlewrists skinnylittlewrists 16-17, F Aug 22

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    Yeah, welcome. Welcome you, hey I am your big brother What do I have to say to the kids? Let go life does get tough No need to stress Hold you back too much Let's go I heard they...
    theShamanDon theShamanDon 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    I've decide today is the day I tell my secret, as far back as I can remember I've had horribly dark morbid thoughts, and it's become an obsession, this is a side of me I do not...
    reachingforthesun reachingforthesun 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    I really need help and therapy isnt working i dont know if commiting suicide is the best option at this point.
    unlovednbroken unlovednbroken 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    So I had water therapy today. I also have new aid on here way named Tawana. I wonder what race she is? I'm just joking about the race thing because no one knows. I don't care what...
    raemar85 raemar85 26-30, F Aug 7

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    I feel like I am more myself when I'm doing something physical.... Such as sports; volleyball, basketball, running, etc. I remember, 3 years ago, I got into a car accident at the...
    UnkemptGirl000 UnkemptGirl000 16-17, F Aug 18

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    I use writing music as therapy too. I released an album today. Stevenmartinez.bandcamp.com
    Mtinezz Mtinezz 18-21, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    This is true but for me it is therapy for the soul by expressing music through movement. I'm a dancer and nothing helps me identify better with music than how it makes me feel and...
    DaddysLittleKitten DaddysLittleKitten 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    "thank you" Led Zeppelin....My musical therapy this week. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1z4vkPWkLQ
    Pharmalady Pharmalady 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    There's seriously not one day where I don't have my headphones on listening to music full blast. Music is my therapy, always has been.
    XSimplyXSuicideX XSimplyXSuicideX 13-15, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I don't have a story. I am broken. 10 years of therapy, medication. Etc. Has anyone done this?
    schneiderelli schneiderelli 36-40, M 2 days ago

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    Is there something wrong with using anger as a motivating force? What does it mean about me that I have to ask this? What does it mean about me that I ask that? Whose approval am...
    dispossessed dispossessed 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 7

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    I have eclectic tastes. It needs to have a beat. Good lyrics. A certain I don't know what... And have panache!
    Lecuyer90 Lecuyer90 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    So true. I turn to writing when I need to let off some steam or just to pour out my heart.
    prettylittleshopgirl prettylittleshopgirl 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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