Yesterday, I saw my therapist. Getting to her clinic was hell. I was stuck in traffic, got lost, got mixed up with one-way streets, couldn’t find a parking slot.. then my car started breaking down (at which point I followed suit). Was in tears when I reached the clinic a half-hour late and I couldn’t stop crying. Gawd. Was a very good session.
Today, I saw pill doctor. Prescribed the usual. So comforting to have something to cut anxiety. Was without rivotril since early December. Must take mood stabilizers religiously for the next two weeks. They’re making me fat so it would be a good idea to cut down on snacking and my salty, oily comfort food. So simple in theory… 2 weeks ago
I’m at a loss for how to go about researching/finding a potential therapist. Web search results seem so overwhelming and… sketchy? Is this process just total trial and error? 3 months ago
Five years ago, a fruitless search for a therapist I liked turned me off the entire idea completely.
I’m willing to give it another honest try. 4 months ago
iv’e gone again, feeling great _4 months ago
4 years ago i’ve been to this therapist about anger management, after only a few sessions i was aparently good to go. Problem almost fixed, i could see a real change.
My life has been going down even if it doesnt seem like it from the exterior, it’s probably some inner struggles that im dealing with. So now i need to go with the following issue:
If i have everything i would need to be happy, why doesnt anything make me happy?
I have beat most of my depression: i am not crying, i am sleeping during the night, eating meals at certain times, working out every once in a while, relax (read and watch movies), but does being lonely have such an impact on happiness? Not having a boyfriend, or friends or family really impact my oportunity to be happy?
To be discovered on tuesday… 5 months ago
I went, and I am glad I did. I was afraid I would have to pay the no-show fee, and I ended up having to… but it wasn’t too bad. And I got a lot out of it. =) 5 months ago
For tomorrow! Kinda anxious. Hope she doesn’t charge me the no-show fee, which is why I ended up not going the last time I made an appointment! EEEK! 5 months ago
Found a new therapist. I really like her and will be going to my 3rd appt on Wed! So far so good!!! 10 months ago
For years in my 20s & 30s, I went to therapy. I haven’t been in about 4 yrs, and have been taken action on what I have been counseled on. Making good progress. 11 months ago
I’ve been going through a lot for the past 2-3 months. I’ve tried everything but I’m still not feeling better. I just need someone to talk to. And I realised the only way I could get people to listen to me is to pay them (at least I hope they’d listen).
It’s getting really bad. I’ve been having lots of seizures and panic attacks. I haven’t stopped crying for the past 2-3 months.
The main reason I’ve been postponing going to therapy is because it’s too expensive. But now I think it’s worth it. I’m ready to do whatever it takes to get better. 12 months ago
It does help to have someone to talk to, though I’m not sure my therapist has been the most helpful 100%. I realize you make the changes in your life, not your therapist. My therapist also used to be free as part of a community center, but this year they closed down, and she now charges $40 a session since this summer.
I think having a therapist who really knows what you want to do, who listens, who you can feel safe with and who doesn’t judge you is the best, otherwise you won’t feel comfortable opening up and won’t make any progress. I don’t think I’ve completely found this with my therapist, but after seeing her for 2 years, I’m too lazy to find someone else at the moment. 17 months ago