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First Therapist Visit

Nerdo243
Nerdo243
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I went to a therapist for the first time after being recommended to for a long time now. Turns out it was a really good idea, it was really fun, learned a lot about why my brain keeps me in the past and how to snap myself back into the present. The past is horrifying and the future is full of anxiety. So let's be happy and focus on the present!

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Sober2007

Congrats on having such a good appointment!

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Nerdo243
Nerdo243
in reply to Sober2007

Heck yeah. Just a super chill old dude who knows what's what.

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kenster1

hi glad you went to therapy.like the attitude not many people would say that after a first visit.lets hope it helps do the trick and has you back on track again soon.

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Nerdo243
Nerdo243
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I think a lot of it is how old the problem is for me. Normally I would have been superreluctant, but I've become super open about the problems.

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kenster1
kenster1
in reply to Nerdo243

I agree its totally the way to be being 100percent open and honest is the only way to move on from a unhappy past into a happier healthier future.holding back means holding on to your problems.

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DistressedPoe

Wow was it really helpful ? I've been wanting to go too but I've been too scared in case the therapist has a bias towards my issues or gives advice that worsens my condition. I've heard so much about inempathetic therapists it's kind of scary

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Nerdo243

It may depend on where you live and such. I can see it being a problem in cities where there can be too many clients for doctors to handle. I live in the rural country, and the doctor was very nice. He prefaced us talking with telling me that he would not hold any bias. He was a much older individual as well. I can multiple different experiences happening but I mean, take the shot if you have insurance and stuff, cant hurt to try. If you dislike the doctor and stuff you can always try to find another.

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DistressedPoe

hmmm i'll think over it. thanks !

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rothko

So happy to hear! Positivity can be contagious so thanks for a dose of that! I love therapy as well haha

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Nerdo243
Nerdo243
in reply to rothko

Its really what I'm trying to focus on at this point. :)

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Tealb

I'm so glad you had a good day & your appointment went really well by the sounds of it. Thank you for posting about your experience. I've been debating on whether to try therapy & haven't managed to find the courage to book an appointment yet. You post is inspiring!!! Definitely helping me come around to the idea. I love how open people on here are being & how people share their positive results also. Makes me a little happier & hopeful that there is light at the end of this tunnel.

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JAYnLA
JAYnLA
in reply to Tealb

I love my therapy as well, even though it can get very raw. I used to cry a lot when I started but that has lessened. Facing the crap that's keeping us down may not be 'a delight', but the results are priceless!

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JAYnLA

Right on! You're on the right track.

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