NonbinaryEzra

109d

Don’t you just hate it when you know you should 100% go to therapy but you had one slightly bad experience with therapy when you were like 10 and you’re now completely adverse to even considering therapy lol

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Depression

Anxiety (Including GAD)

Attention-Deficit Disorder

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  • milked_rice

    109d

    This! Yes, I've done this lmao

  • pianolover314

    109d

    Idk how you are with reading things but you could try to do some self therapy ? I'm sure there's stuff like that online somewhere

  • NicheCacophony

    109d

    That’s me with inpatient hospitals.

  • MissWilwarin

    109d

    That’s a good reason to go to therapy. I’ve seen quite a few therapists throughout my life, and none of them have been really bad. It’s all about finding the right person for you. The only “negative” experience I had was one therapist who was religious about tried to use that to help me. I’m agnostic, so I’m not interested in that.

  • Tired247

    109d

    Yes! I used to be like that until I physically forced myself into online therapy and found myself a therapist that seems kind. I'm still very very wary and have told her about everything that has happened with my experience so I haven't 100% opened up but yeah, it took me years to get myself into therapy because of a bad experience when I was 8 😂

    • NonbinaryEzra

      106d

      I’m glad you got yourself to get therapy! Very cool of you

      • Tired247

        106d

        it's a process but it's progress 😊

  • Turtle_

    109d

    Honestly I’ve had more than one bad experience but ive also had great experiences. it can be hard to find the right person but if you believe therapy is best for you then see if you can try!

  • Teardrops

    109d

    I should be in therapy but I can’t get in right now because of scheduling. And insurance. Plus the out of pocket cost. Some of the stuff I need to talk to someone about is so deep down that I just can’t bring myself to talk about it. I am scared to share but sometimes share too mucb

    • Nightreader

      104d

      well deductible starts over in January so maybe that's when u should go for it? If you are ok till then

      • Teardrops

        104d

        deductible? No. I do t think I have them. Just copy’s

  • LotusFlower

    109d

    Yup

  • Nightreader

    106d

    Kinda there. I want therapy but my younger siblings teased me about it! Terrible 😔 just know not every therapist is the same do what's right for u

  • doveandcoyote

    106d

    this was me! when i was younger i had a therapist who just DIDN’T understand what i needed. years and years later, i tried again and found a therapist that’s great for me. one place to start that may be less intimidating is self-help books (yeah, i know, but hear me out) that others with whatever condition/issue/whatnot have highly recommended. right now i’m reading “c-ptsd: from surviving to thriving” and it’s been helping me get a framework for understanding my own brain. i give my therapist updates and talk about concepts from it with them - i call it “trauma book club” lmao. your local library’s collection and audiobooks can be great resources here! some things that also help me feel safe with my therapist were choosing which therapist i’m going to myself, looking into/learning about the therapeutic methods they use, and being sure that i am the only one who can access any info about my therapy sessions.

  • Urfacehurtsmetoo

    104d

    This is the post! I went to a therapist at 14 bc the were a bunch of guys who would sexually touch me every single day at school. My therapist was awful. I recently tried a new therapist four yrs later and he pushed aside every serious topic I tried to bring up so that he could cut my sessions short. I am terrified to go back to a therapist and my mom doesn’t understand why. I am already Terrified of opening up to people, but that what therapists are supposed to help me with

  • sillyashell

    104d

    Honestly I get this. I've had multiple bad experiences and especially with some of the stuff I struggle with patience is a huge thing I need in therapists -- it's daunting but I've found a really good one (finally after 3 failures) that I've been with for about a year and feel like I'm finally making progress. When you get knocked down you just have to get back up again. Remember that your needs are important, if you have another bad experience drop them and try another.

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