i stoped seeing a counselor, then my depression and anxiety got so bad that i had to talk to someone on an emergency basis. i will never stop seeing a counselor again. and anyone who is not seeing one, i urge you to. i have my meds and i have been taking them correctly. they were not enough. i have to be able to talk to someone on a regular basis. talking to someone helps me by getting my emotions out. but its more than that. my emotions and thoughts just swim around in my head when im upset. once i start talking about them, they start going together and being a bit more organized, i guess you can say. the point is that i finally get them straight. also, as i am speaking, i can hear how irrational my thoughts are sometimes. that helps a lot.
now, i have my husband that i can talk to. but its not the same. the counselor is completely confidential and non judgemental. i dont have to watch what i say to keep from upsetting them like i do my husband. the counselors are professionals. they know what to say to help.
i urge anyone that needs someone to talk to to consider seeing a counselor. it is most helpful