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catbvnny

894d

I recently had to find a new therapist, and I'm terrified of her. I haven't had anxiety this bad in years. I keep avoiding scheduling appointments with her. I think this will happen with any therapist I have to find, though. Any tips? Please?

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    • fishie01

      888d

      catbvnny - I'm glad you were able to have your appointment virtually :) A therapist should not be judgemental. Sometimes, they DO help us to realize hard truths about ourselves. But they should not make you feel judged as being 'wrong,' 'bad,' 'stupid,' etc. I hope everything continues to go well with your Therapy 💞

    • fishie01

      888d

      catbvnny - I'm glad you were able to have your appointment virtually :) A therapist should not be judgemental. Sometimes, they DO help us to realize hard truths about ourselves. But they should not make you feel judged as being 'wrong,' 'bad,' 'stupid,' etc. I hope everything continues to go well with your Therapy 💞

    • catbvnny

      889d

      thank you guys! my session with her was virtual, i prefer virtual since i can't drive lol. i'll think about telling her, i don't really know why i'm so scared of her. she seemed very judgmental and that's probably why. i was probably overthinking it

    • fishie01

      892d

      I want to second CoolFishy22 regarding trying to see a therapist online/through video appointment. Last year with the Pandemic, I had many video appointments with my Doctors & therapist. IF it's available, in my opinion, video appointments remove a lot of my "Doctor anxiety." You can stay in your own home & that feels safer to me. There's no stress of making it there on time, etc. If that's not an option, in person appointments can be intimidating, but I have a few things I do to cope. Because therapy is a lot of the Therapist asking questions, I like to give myself a bit more control & input. These are some examples of how I handle the stress & anxiety. (You can use these for video appointments too!) Maybe these will help: -I am honest from the beginning & explain any previous therapy that was ineffective, gave me more anxiety & also share any treatment that Has helped. -Write a list of symptoms that I am struggling with. This gives me something physical to look at (eye contact with strangers/people in authority is a struggle for me) & helps me to feel more control about my therapy. With a list, you can also take notes. -Remember that YOU are the paying customer. Your Therapist works for you. Although therapists typically adhere to a therapy model, you as the customer can request to do or NOT do certain things. I hope some of that helps. If you have any more specific questions, please post them! Best of luck 💕

    • Nelly

      893d

      You know I have had to switch therapists before because I didn't think it was a good fit. I think you need to be comfortable with your therapists.

    • Nelly

      893d

      Why are you terrified of her?

    • CoolFishy22

      893d

      It’s perfectly normal to feel scared. You are telling a total stranger about very personal things. Maybe I would suggest seeing on online if it helps, sometimes being over the screen or phone is less scary.

    • Tomato

      893d

      Why are you so terrified of her specifically? Have you told her that? I think you should...

    • Littlebit

      894d

      I can relate to you being afraid. I am also that way. Do you have someone that you feel safe with to go with you your first time?

    • NonbinarySlytherin

      894d

      I had terrible therapists for years until I had an amazing one. I understand the hesitation but don't give up on yourself. Find a new one. I suggest PsychologyToday.com it lists out the facts.

    • Urmom.com

      894d

      If you are ever able to get yourself to make an appointment with her make that your main topic of conversation . Hopefully she can help you through it <3

    • catbvnny

      894d

      not new to therapy at all, been going for 5+ years. & i have anxiety. i'm scared of people.

    • fishie01

      894d

      Are you new to therapy completely? What scares you about this & other potential therapists?

    • beanie78

      894d

      Why are you terrified of her?

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