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I See a Psychologist

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    Had My First Session Today

    I had my first session with her today. I thought I would hate it. I hate people who interfere with my life and pressure me to talk. But she was patient and effective. She didn't even ask to see my cuts just asked how bad they were and when. She seemed smart, didn't ask anything...
    drakneko drakneko 22-25, T 1 Response Jul 8, 2013

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    Cycle Of Existance

    I saw my first psychologist when I was in middle school. It was to address some self-injury and depression issues. She honestly wasn't the best therapist. I saw her for one or two years, but she never really helped. I only stopped because all of my friends kept bugging me about...
    JustForTheStories JustForTheStories 18-21, F May 13, 2013

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    After Much Debate

    I finally decided to start seeing a psychologist for my chronic depression, and PTSD. I have had one appointment so far, and Katie has been incredibly helpful already.What drove me to it is that I kept mood swinging, and there were people I needed to talk about that I couldn't...
    AgilePhoenix AgilePhoenix 31-35, F Jun 24, 2012

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    Debbie

    She's got to be the best psychologist I have ever had. I'm doing CBT with her right now and although I see her fortnightly I get in touch with her sometimes through email. She knows that I am afraid of using the phone and accepts that rather than trying to force me to call her.
    vivalagloria vivalagloria 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 5, 2008

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    And Shes the Best

    when i first met mel i couldnt stand her ... she was very hard on me but only because she wanted the best for me ... when i went into TAP and saw her daily things changed and i came out of there stronger than ever .... and now i love her to death and look forward to talking to...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F Dec 28, 2007

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    Unbecoming to a Psychologist

    We've had couples therapy a couple of times in our lives. The first was when we found out I was infertile. We were told that infertile couples who were in infertility support groups and infertility therapy had a much higher likelihood of conceiving that those who had no therapy...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M Jun 14, 2010

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    Cat's Therapy

    My name is Cat and I will be sixteen in July. I have seen a psychologist for my mental illnesses since I was three and I am doing quite well in my therapy. I am currently diagnosed as being ADHD, PTSD, ODD, social anxiety disorder, depression, and bipolar disorder. I also hear...
    Catemily7797 Catemily7797 16-17, F May 12, 2013

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    My First Time On Saturday

    5 Years trying to convince my parents I have depression, they finally decided to let me see a psychologist First visit- couldn't say anything I made my mom come with me and she ended up doing all the talk I was nervous I guess when the attention is on me, I become shy...
    puzzles100 puzzles100 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 8, 2009

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    My cousin is visiting me

    and she recommended a psychologist she knows and told me that he's really good and might help me although I doubt it. But once again I'll give it a try.
    scarredbutrelentless scarredbutrelentless 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 9

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    Reason To Keep Going?

    So I am at session 8 with the shrink...I have a choice in 2 sessions to keep going or not. To be honest I'm not sure if its worth it. I know I am an unfix able mess.  It was some comfort to see her, I still have a hard time opening up. I know I should get help and stay on. My...
    drakneko drakneko 22-25, T 2 Responses Oct 28, 2013

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    This is so nice. I have a nice psychologist.

    He is a Christian like me. He has been so helpful in getting me through when I got raped. I already suffer quite the trauma when I get stressed enough daily because of how my brain responds to things that happen to me. I was born that way. I never look for pity. I just write...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Jan 1

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    I Do Now

    I never was willing to admit depression to anyone, hell I'm a man, I am not weak.... Well I am still a man and I have depression..... And it's starting to really affect my life and demotivate me. So I started seeing a doctor... So far it feels good....
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jun 3, 2010

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    My Therapist Judges Me

    Therapists, ideally, are non-judgmental. They listen, and offer new ways of seeing things, and possibly suggestions about how you might deal with issues that bother you. There are times when I think my therapist is judging me. Her body language—tightened lips, shaking...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 7 Responses May 24, 2010

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    I Want to See One

    I've been wanting to see a psychologist for about a year now. I just haven't done it. I'm not sure exactly why. I'd like to work on my issues with low self-esteem and self-confidence. I've seen about 6 or 7 different psychologists over my lifetime and only a couple have truly...
    infinitedreamer infinitedreamer 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 21, 2008

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    And?

    I'm in therapy; anyone who knows me will agree I need it!Smartass-ness aside, I've been through an awful lot of trauma.  I need some help sorting myself out.  I've got some very bad coping skills that I need to unlearn and my T is helping me do it.I can't say I really like...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F Nov 3, 2011

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    ****.

     She can see right through me. She knows everything that's wrong, and I don't know how...
    catcatt catcatt 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 6, 2009

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    I Did It!

    TODAY WAS THE DAY I HAD COURT. I HAVE BEEN SO NERVES THIS PAST WEEK BUT I DID IT AND I DID IT WITH OUT THE HELP OF A LAYWER, I TOOK MY SOON TO BE EX TO COURT FOR CUSTADY OF OUR 10YRS DAUGHTER. HE HAD A LAYWER I DIDNT !. I COULDNT AFORD ONE HE WANTED 350 JUST TO SHOW UP.. (OMG...
    willowsflower willowsflower 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 18, 2010

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    Feeling Weird Around Therapist!

    Do you also feel weird whenever you visit your therapist? I've been seeing her for almost two years. She is great. She's sensitive, caring, intelligent.... I like her very much. She has helped me a lot but - I still feel weird, and nervous, even anxious and sometimes even afraid...
    julie295 julie295 31-35, F Sep 5, 2013

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    I Feel Lucky.

    I have been seeing my psychologist for only a short time, but everytime, I have come away feeling as though I've made a big step forward. Due to my back/hip problem, I was referred to a pain clinic, to see if their program may be of benefit to me.... and in the process I had to...
    rockyj rockyj 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 2, 2008

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    How can I get the confidence to see my school

    psychologist(I just found out we have one). I really want to talk to her but I'm scared. What if people find out? What if she tells people how ****** up I am? There's so many things that could go wrong.
    Imjustdone Imjustdone 16-17, M May 1

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    Yeea...we just talk but not about issues

    or certain tragedies I feel I need to work through. More like netflix, our favorite tv shows, etc :)
    YoungRidah YoungRidah 18-21, M Jan 3

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    I Still Think Shes Good

    no matter how i feel.......sometimes i think shes judging me...i feel awful,that i can disappoint her.. maybe is coz im afraid of disappointing myself.. she ll bring a scale next time to see my weight...i hate that , i didn tell her that.. i bet she knows.. and even if i hate...
    amysangels amysangels 22-25, F 8 Responses Jun 1, 2010

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    Curious

    I have been seeing a psychologist for a few weeks now. I am different from anyone she has ever had apparently...... I went to her after being depressed for 2 weeks and an attempted suicide... the next week I was fine talked for a bit ect. now I am emotionally numb, She says my...
    enewel enewel 16-17, M Feb 22, 2013

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    I've been seeing my psychologist

    for about 6 months, for the most part my anxiety is better, but the worst part is my depersonalization episodes are lasting longer, I'm cutting myself again & doing drugs. idk if I'm scared to tell her these things, I'm ashamed that I'm back into these old habits while she has...
    thelostgirl25 thelostgirl25 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    I Think Shes The Best

    i really do think that . even though sometimes i think she will laugh at me or might judge me -thats just how i think sometimes but she assure me she ll never laugh at me -only with me and nothing that i say is right or wrong. i think shes the best n she does care. she doesn want...
    amysangels amysangels 22-25, F 14 Responses May 26, 2010

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    ... But Do I Continue?

    I like him, and I imagine he'd be good but I haven't really managed to open up to him yet (and it's been a year of monthly sessions). That's not due to a lack of trying on his behalf - I know he's been trying to connect with me (and has even asked me what I need for me to be able...
    swallowsflight swallowsflight 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 5, 2008

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    New Psychologist Helps Sift The Crap Out

    I have met a lovely psychologist who thinks the things joyce said to me were unjust and unethical... she gives more understanding and care to me than joyce ever did she has encouraged me to work on myself and back away from people and relationships for a while focus on taking...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 29, 2011

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    An Update On My Psychology Treatment

    I am about to have my fourth visit with Katie, and I am not sure it's going in the right direction. I know there are things that I really need to get through. I just don't think she gets me at all.She thinks my imaginary friends are just parts of me that exist cause I want them...
    AgilePhoenix AgilePhoenix 31-35, F Jul 11, 2012

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    4 Years of Therapy, and Nothing.

    That's just a ridiculous amount of time to be sitting in a shrinks office in my opinion but that's what I've done and to be honest, other than being given a few diagnoses, it's done nothing for me. I think I have more issues now that before I started therapy. I've seen 9...
    UltimateStorm UltimateStorm 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 1, 2008

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    Lots of People Seek Therapy

    Hey! I knowwwwwwwww there's far more than 57 people on this site who see a therapist. I think it's benefical for anyone... I highly reccommend it.  I used to be reluctant to tell new friends that I go to therapy [that's my word "therapy" ... I don't go to a head...
    bleubyrd bleubyrd 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 14, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    I'm not a psychologist but I want one to tell me what they think of this, it would be much appreciated: This is going to sound weird, but here it goes. When I was around 7 years...
    MyBrainIsWeird MyBrainIsWeird 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    Is anyone here a forensic psychologist/studying to be one that is willing to help me find more about the profession and answer questions I have?
    heatherm10 heatherm10 16-17, F Jul 21

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    I am currently going to a counselor but before her I was going to a psychologist and before that a therapist so hopefully third times the charm I guess..
    Br0KenWhisper Br0KenWhisper 13-15, F Jul 12

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    A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to the audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they'd be asked the 'half empty or half full...
    anns07 anns07 26-30, F 7 Responses Jul 17

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    I'm slowly frustrating not only her but myself by questioning.questioning if she truelly loves me questioning if she is truelly genuine in all she is.and never getting answers so...
    heartlessK heartlessK 31-35 1 hr ago

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    I hear people say I'm pretty or hot, but when I look in the mirror I don't understand and I remind myself of the guys who've let me go and think that there must be something wrong...
    flowerchloe48 flowerchloe48 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    Having people see me naked is such a turn on. It just gives me a feeling of being a natural human. :) and the excitement is so pleasurable. Letting somebody see the real, all...
    matt904 matt904 16-17, M 4 Responses Jul 9

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    I started crying today, thinking about my absent dad. I'm in his country, the whole reason I came was to come find him. The last time I saw him I was 15. He didn't recognize me...
    paolacastillo paolacastillo 26-30, F Jul 17

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    Seen this woman at the store at the cashier with her daughter(she looked embarrassed) just putting her on display for everyone to see. sounds like she was trying to auction her off...
    coolcalv coolcalv 26-30, M Jul 19

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    Really embarrassing experience! I was in Singapore on holiday with another family. They have two children: a boy (Howard) who is my age, and a girl (Roxanne) who is two years older...
    Matt2704 Matt2704 18-21, M 6 Responses Jul 21

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    I have been seeing repeated numbers for over fifteen years. The numbers that come up again and again for me are 10:10, 11:11, 12:12, 333, 444, 555 and 777. My cat often wakes me up...
    777Brad 777Brad 56-60, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    In late 2012/early 2013, I had a dream about a guy I'd never seen before. I hope I'm not the only one, and with this hope, I'll share my story. It was like any other school night...
    WaterFae WaterFae 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    I guess you could say that I dislike my old self. I used to be a huge attention seeker and I became inspired to write out this story in hopes that it could shed some light on the...
    JudeLeDude JudeLeDude 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 1

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    I'd be lying if I said that I didn't like seeing random girls (18 and above, of course) either nude or in their underwear. But only if they're willing to let me see, or if they don...
    BLACKTIGER75 BLACKTIGER75 36-40, M Jul 1

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    I like my butt to be seen naked. It's not about wanting to have sex, I just like it when people see it and enjoy seeing it.
    SomeOtherGuy72 SomeOtherGuy72 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 1

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    l see many things before they happen, the most profound being airplane crashes. l am good to 'second sight' lost people, mainly children / girls. Men who get near to me suddenly...
    glassmountain glassmountain 56-60, M 1 Response Jul 2

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    The person I don't want to see cry again is my best friend, I've only seen him cry once and it was the night he had to leave, seeing a guy cry especially if he means soo much to...
    Daisymay77 Daisymay77 16-17, F Jul 3

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    It sucked, yeah. Wasn't what we thought it would be. Wasn't enough time. It wasn't much, I'll admit. But it was something :) We met and it was great. Not perfect, but still so...
    seasalticecream seasalticecream 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 5

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    Cant believe Im sharing this online..About a year ago I woke up in the middle of the night anxious and looked at the clock and it said 3:33. I couldnt go back to sleep. I had a...
    dawnatella22 dawnatella22 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    I have always wondered how other people view and see me, like do they see me in a good or bad way, what's the first thing that pops into their head when they see me, I find it very...
    SarahBBZ SarahBBZ 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 9

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