I See a Psychologist

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    Last week I visited a psychologist

    for the very first time. In general lately I have been doing quite well, but I know my anxiety is creeping back up, especially at work, and it has been causing me a lot of stress. So, I figured I owed it to myself to go and talk to a professional. I had seen a counselor at my...
    Sapphire14 Sapphire14
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 11, 2015

    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
    7 Responses Jun 1, 2010

    About time, right? Once a month roughly

    so it's not ideal but at least something. 10 bucks hourly fee, all in all, sanctioned by the government. I wish it'd been more but then again, I don't make any money so it's the best I can do. I've just really been miserable since the beginning of puberty up until today- self...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Sep 18, 2015

    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

    I've been going to see a psychologist

    since I was 6 years old for Anxiety. I just switched psychologists again and I'm going to see my new one every two weeks starting in January. I talk to her about life and school. Message me for more I'd rather share in private.
    deleted deleted
    Dec 22, 2015

    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...
    GuruGoddess GuruGoddess
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 14, 2009

    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

    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
    26-30, T
    1 Response Jul 8, 2013


    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
    18-21, M
    Feb 22, 2013

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 1, 2008

    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


    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

    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
    1 Response Sep 5, 2013

    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
    26-30, T
    1 Response Oct 28, 2013

    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
    18-21, F
    May 12, 2013

    My psychologist told me not to distract myself,

    to keep thinking about what I'm worrying about when I become anxious to try and work out what I'm worrying about. Three practically sleepless nights later spent curled up in a ball in the kitchen at 3am, I can't help but disagree with this advice.
    LittleClouds LittleClouds
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 18, 2015

    ... 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

    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

    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, 2014

    I actually really hate going to my appointments

    because every time I do he diggs up all the feelings I try to hide and I always end up crying and feeling like ****.
    Lanigga15 Lanigga15
    16-17, F
    1 Response Aug 18, 2014


     She can see right through me. She knows everything that's wrong, and I don't know how...
    catcatt catcatt
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 6, 2009

    I really want to cut :-(,

    maybe just get drunk and high instead?
    deleted deleted
    Jan 16, 2016

    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.
    YoureMyDemonMyDemise YoureMyDemonMyDemise
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jul 9, 2014

    I Did It!

    willowsflower willowsflower
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jun 18, 2010

    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
    10 Responses May 26, 2010

    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

    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
    4 Responses Jun 3, 2010

    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
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 3, 2014

    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

    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

    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

    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
    18-21, M
    May 1, 2014

    I had an appointment to see the school

    psychologist today. She wanted me to do some 'Shape and Number Memory Tests' as well as a 'pronunciation test' where I had to pronounce certain individual words which gradually got harder to pronounce. As well as a 'Meaning Test' where I had to play the role if a dictionary and...
    taytay1401 taytay1401
    16-17, F
    Apr 30, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    May 13, 2013

    Our first meet was yesterday,

    and I was surprised he was a Black dude. He was cool as shyt and not because he was black, because I know a lot of dorky black people myself included. He was cool because he didn't act "doctory", clinical and aloof. He was warm, engaging, intelligent, down to earth and got to...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum
    36-40, F
    Aug 30, 2014

    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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