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I have been so stuck on getting help lately 😭. It's not exactly ideal to have my mom schedule therapy for me, but it's so much easier than reaching out myself... But I'm an adult now and I can't really do that anymore. I'm really nervous about finding a therapist or a similar professional because I don't know if I'll be able to find someone who can handle me having social anxiety AND DID AND possibly being autistic AND being trans all at the same time. I've done a good amount of research on therapy for DID but most of what I've learned just makes me more afraid of running into someone who doesn't get it in one way or another. (I'm especially worried about misunderstandings when it comes to DID.) I also don't really get like... Consultations and the "presenting issue" thing? Like I think I generally understand what happens in a consultation now that I've read up about it, but what issue do I present with? Is it just, like, whatever bothers me the most? Am I supposed to briefly mention everything I might want to talk about? What if I'm like, "Hey, do you feel comfortable working with a trans person?" or something and they say no... Like what do you do 😭😭😭 What if I open up about one of my issues later on in treatment and they're mean to me about it or something..... Also, how do you know that someone is safe to work with and is able to help you? Browsing Pychology Today just feels sort of like a gamble tbh. I know you can sort it by certain issues, but there's also those therapists with those like suspiciously long lists of them and I can't tell if they're actually well-versed in those or if they just want to get more clients. Idk, this whole thing of getting care for myself is super intimidating to me and it's hard to feel safe navigating it. Any advice welcome, I've been stuck on this for over a year now

    • Heartofthetriforce

      945d

      I think there might be a few things to maybe weigh in here. I think getting organized in what you need treament wise. Research on what you may need for help. Find someone who can advocate for you: Like a friend, or a doctor, or someone who understands and is willing to help. A year is a long time, if you continue to struggle with it maybe also start looking into disability, its hard to get but theres even temperary disability. You can do it! Baby steps, reachable small goals, and praise can help keep you going!

    • caravan

      949d

      🌰 damn idk gl. maybe look for multiple therapists instead a just one. talk to em bout seein multiple therapists tho. most will b fine w it cuz theyd refer u to someone anyway if they cant help w a certain issue

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