spirit

502d

i’ve gone through so many therapists and it has never really helped my anxiety. does anyone else relate? or maybe it’s my fault?

Anxiety (Including GAD)

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  • sparkles

    502d

    I can relate. For some reason I can't seem to get into therapy so it does nothing for me. I'm quiet during most my dessions

  • Sleepysleeps

    502d

    Maybe you haven’t found the right therapist yet. Or maybe therapy alone isn’t going to do the trick. There’s other options both natural (exercise, diet, meditation, etc) and unnatural (medication) that can possibly help. The last thing you should ever do is blame yourself for having anxiety. It’s a really hard thing to cope with and I feel like it’s not talked about enough. The fact that you’ve put so much effort into all these therapists in the first place is commendable. You got this :)

  • Ella

    502d

    I don't think it's your fault! There are so many different types of therapies and therapists out there. It took me a while to find a good match. I know that part is annoying, especially when you have anxiety! I suggest making a list of things that you didn't find helpful or useful and then comparing those methods with any new therapist you're considering.

  • Bandit944

    500d

    It’s easy to say but hard to do, but once I started being honest with the therapist, I mean saying exactly what I feel or felt no matter how crazy it may seem I feel like the relationship changed and I’m getting a lot more help. I’ll even tell him “hey I don’t have the mental stamina for an hour today I want to quit after a half hour” or if I think he misunderstood something I’ll stop him, or if I disagree I’ll stop him. I respect his opinions, but it’s ok to disagree I think. He’s kind of like a really good friend that explains how my brain works and why I have the emotions and feelings I do. I had a bunch before that I would just basically lie to. Once you’re completely honest I think it worked better

  • Tomato

    498d

    I can relate to that! It’s never easy to open up to a stranger, even if he’s your therapist. Keep on searching for someone, but don’t be too quick to disqualify. Give them and yourself a chance!

  • CheerfulBird

    498d

    My therapist’s solution to my anxiety was to be mindful of everything around me. It didn’t help.

  • Painfullyconfused

    497d

    Anxiety is something that can't be controlled in your own. We have over active brains (that's what I call it). It's not always a bad thing however it can make you feel like your crazy sometimes. I am on vistiril and it is finally helping me to feel like I'm at a sane point.

  • Lora

    497d

    I can definitely relate to that. Sometimes I feel that talking about things won't do anything, it's just unpleasant to go there and think about all that is messed up with you. I felt that medications helped me much more but I guess it's really personal. Don't judge yourself, you are doing as much as you can.

  • Quinee

    496d

    Hi, I went through a lot of therapists until I came across one that I connected to and helped me ... However, since I got to my current therapist I have been experiencing significant improvement! She is a listening ear to me and advises on the recent crises I have been through.

  • Kikafaye

    496d

    It took me a while to find someone that works for me. Once I found my therapist I'm with now, things started to get better. She listens and understands.

  • Reece

    496d

    Itv took me 15 years to finally feel like I was making progress, and in that time it took a dozen or so therapists until I started my current therapist, 3 years ago. Anxiety for me consists of obsessive thoughts, and non stop talking about it with anyone that will listen. Hang in there, it's trial and error. 🙏

  • Cindy33

    495d

    Do you feel your therapist understands you? Or maybe he feels judgemental? Do you say the truth or the answers you think you need to give? Maybe you didn't find a real good therapist yet and maybe you just didn't find the person with whom you have a good bond. Try to find a therapist by recommendations from people you trust.

  • Quinee

    495d

    Absolutely not your fault !!! It took me years to find the therapist who was most suitable for me ... this is a process that takes a long time. Do not despair!

  • MrFwarta

    495d

    All therapist are different and all people manifest their illnesses differently. It's about finding someone who is not only competent, but who also matches up with your personality and beliefs.

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