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Have any of you ever felt even worse after leaving therapy? We touched a dangerous subject i went home took my board and head to the beach i surf and swim until my body felt like noodles. I exhausted myself so i wouldn't do anything.

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Agora1

You did good SweetSymphony, I'm proud in how you handled the stress from therapy. And yes, I have at times felt worse after therapy. It's like hitting a raw nerve and end up getting more upset then when I walked in. I'm not a swimmer and surfer so I do my meditation until my body is relaxed and calm.

Know that you did the right thing. Hugs xx

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That's what happened i left the session a wreck, i thought therapy were suppose to help but i guess we had to touch that subject just wasn't ready for it

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Agora1
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Very rarely but I have been know to tell my therapist that I just couldn't do anymore in that session. Therapy is hard emotionally. Try to recuperate tonight if you can. Hopefully the workout you gave yourself will help in relaxing those muscles It will be up to you to relax the mind. Breathe xx

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I recently went in for a new patient assessment. I went in very hopeful, but left sad. The way the lady asked me you have no friends? No job? No drivers license? When I was younger I would have told her where to go and walked out. It was the intake person I saw and I have a appointment with a proper therapist in a few weeks. I am keeping a very guarded optimism on my next visit. If they start in with that again I am walking out.

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SantoRyu
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I am in the same boat. I don't have any of the above. I did my intake yesterday and I'm actually supposed to be seeing the same individual for my regular counseling sessions. I will see how it goes.

Anyway, I did feel worse at one point during the intake process but I was being honest. I cannot hold a job right now and I also don't have many friends. I am hoping that in due time...This may change. We are going to therapy to try to help ourselves and change ourselves. If the therapist has the same tone...request a new one. I plan to do the same.

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I am not expecting much from it to be honest. I overcame agoraphobia by myself. My depression I think is just a normal reaction to my circumstances. I figured I would try therapy see what it is about. I am seeing some one different from the intake person. I have my bullsh*t detector ready.

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Agora1
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That was uncalled for her comments or way of addressing the questions. I'm sorry that happened. The front desk needs to realize that the patient will judge the practice on that first person they meet. Stay optimistic and try to keep in mind the reason for going there is to see the proper therapist. It may be a life changing experience for you. Good Luck and keep us updated.

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I didn’t seek therapy. If I want to enter a supportive job program they said I have to see a therapist. I doubt it will be life changing. I had my life changing event when I over came my panic disorder by myself. I might just cancel it to be honest. It’s a state run program so they will string me along so they keep themselves in a job. They don’t have a real incentive to help people. If they did they would be out of a job.

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Agora1
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Oh...I hear you

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Florida1959

Yes it’s really tough, but you have to deal with the big stuff to progress xxx

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Yes i guess so it was hard since i have not talked about what happened for a while i got caught off guard when it came up, i wasn't mentally ready. I'll wait and see what happens next session

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Florida1959
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Good stuff, let me know x

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KimmieV

I have left therapy feeling much worse as well. I eventually quit going. I didn't see how digging up old skeletons was helpful. I start therapy again tomorrow as orders by my doctor. I'll let ya know how it goes

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Callmedanielle

It's a needed part in recovery, yes it is extremely hard and take a lot out of you but some the fact that its painful showed that you're not properly healed from it so it need to be reopened and treat differently this time... That's what my therapist said

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Ok i will wait so you can tell me how it went

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Callmedanielle

Hun it's a process, every emotions you're feeling means it's working, keep going it will work out in the end

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I will need to apologize next time i stormed out pretty mad, wasn't sure if i wanted to cry or punch something

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Callmedanielle
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If you wanted to cry you should have or punch a pillow, letting emotions out is good for the body

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I don't like crying. I do feel much better today, someone here helped me get a little peace of mind that i needed, have a nice monday Dan 😚 and yes i will definitely keep going to therapy

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