How do you talk about something you can’t talk about…? I feel it’s time for me to seek professional help to deal with something from my childhood, but I can’t get 3 words into it without breaking down. Any advice or words of encouragement are appreciated🤍(The funny thing is, I’m in school to become a therapist myself😅)
Anxiety (Including GAD)
Completely understand and have been asking the same question. Good luck to you on your journey.
thank you, same to you❤️
In my experience, they'll start by asking questions about things and they'll kinda guide you through it in a safe and guided manner
I am a licensed therapist & have struggled with seeking my own support, so I can relate. The best advice I can give is find a therapist who specializes in whatever it is you are struggling with & use the first session to decide if the therapist is someone you feel comfortable opening up to. As Kro1026 mentioned, the first appointment is a lot of question & answer. You can share what you feel comfortable with initially & once are feeling ready, talk about it. A good therapist will not push you to discuss things when you aren’t ready to. The key to successful therapy is truly being ready to talk about the tough stuff & having a trusting & supportive relationship with your therapist. Often times you can do an “interview” with a therapist via a free phone consult before you even schedule an appointment. This is a nice way to decide if the provider will be a good fit & if you feel comfortable talking to them.
thank you so much. It’s funny how I can help others and give them good advice, but when it comes to me I feel totally lost on where to start😅
Absolutely. That saying of practice what you preach really takes on a new meaning when you become a therapist! However, I can assure you there is good support out there. Sometimes you have to kiss a few frogs but in the long run it’s worth it, especially in this field.
So throwing out an unconventional solution out there; but I actually talk to strangers at bars about my troubles
Most people are quite compassionate and the benefit of strangers is that you do not need to meet them ever again if you do not want to so there is no social risk of saying something that may affect your actual relationships.
hey that’s not a bad suggestion!😄and that’s very true
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