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SadieShip

731d

Should I go to therapy? Has it helped you? I have always refused, but every time I go to the doctor she really tries to convince me to.

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    • Dorkasaurus

      731d

      Yes, yes, yes. 1000 times yes. Go to therapy. If one therapist or type of therapy doesn't benefit you, try the next. You'll be surprised. I avoided therapy for 6 years, and I cannot tell you how much harm that did. I developed symptoms, conditions, trauma from going untreated so long. I made major mistakes just from not being able to take care of myself or understand my experiences. I wish everyone had a good therapist. I know there's a lot of stigma around it. But most of that comes from yourself. It's not a bad thing to see a medical professional about medical issues you're having. It should never be a hesitation to get symptoms treated just because this medical profession is set up differently.

    • JetMan

      731d

      Well my answer is absolutely “yes”, but I’m sure that doesn’t mean much for you. So I would rather make a logic assumption that you won’t lose a lot if you try and you would possibly get your “best remedy”. So if stakes are so “cheap”, but at the same time could possibly benefit you that much - you absolutely should give it a chance. It would be damn stupid not to try.

    • Emily_Prentiss

      731d

      I would say yes, but it might take time for you to find the right therapist for you. I had to “therapist shop” for a long time (still am) to find the right one for me

    • SpookT

      731d

      therapy is amazing once you find the right fit. you may have to find the right one for you and your personality. i went to therapy 7 years ago and HATED it but went back in january of this year and i love it :)

    • Ashleyyy

      731d

      Yes!

    • Luluu

      731d

      I believe that the right therapist can truly change your life for the better. But in reality, there are lots of therapists that just won’t jive with you. The hardest part is sifting through the all of them to find the person who will help you, and when you find them, all of the time spent working on yourself while trying to find them will have been worth it

    • Bumbling_Bee

      731d

      Yes. I would %100 recommend it. Even when I haven't had anything eventful happen since my last session and have nothing to talk about, it's still so nice to have someone to talk to and help me figure out my life, even if it's for something that feels small and silly. It can also help give you tools to be able to improve on your own time like being able to make a plan for improvement or techniques to cope

    • Moxie_Bluesky

      731d

      Find a good therapist that you click with that is trained on addressing your issues. Therapy has helped my husband and I work through bad habits. And sometimes your therapist or coach can give you a coping strategy or different perspective that can make a difference

    • Emo_Enby_99

      731d

      CBT is awesome, I definitely recommend it. As for DBT, it's a great resource, but not as easy to come by. I recommend individualized CBT for a while, then asking of your therapy office has DBT, and if it would be a good fit for you! ❤️❤️❤️

    • jean7

      731d

      Therapy has helped but I’m very sure to make sure I have someone who specializes/works with people with chronic pain since that is what I have. It’s given me new strategies and perspectives and somewhere to just talk about everything since sometimes I feel guilty giving it all to one person in my life. I’ve also tried some art therapy which has been really nice and a different way to go at it as well!

    • Dorkasaurus

      731d

      Yes, yes, yes. 1000 times yes. Go to therapy. If one therapist or type of therapy doesn't benefit you, try the next. You'll be surprised. I avoided therapy for 6 years, and I cannot tell you how much harm that did. I developed symptoms, conditions, trauma from going untreated so long. I made major mistakes just from not being able to take care of myself or understand my experiences. I wish everyone had a good therapist. I know there's a lot of stigma around it. But most of that comes from yourself. It's not a bad thing to see a medical professional about medical issues you're having. It should never be a hesitation to get symptoms treated just because this medical profession is set up differently.

    • sloth4lyfe

      731d

      I’d definitely say go for it! & try to research well! Find someone who is covered by your insurance & seems like they have knowledge with your particular issues. And sometimes you don’t like that therapist & have to find a new one—it’s completely normal! Look on psychologytoday.com for someone in your area

    • crys

      731d

      CBT and DBT are bomb! I mean if you could get a therapist that teaches DBT or CBT I would definitely do it

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