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769d

what has your experience been with therapy in regards to your PTSD or Depression?

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    • Knees

      765d

      I am going to do EMDR for my ptsd soon and have heard that it is very helpful. Other wise I have found going to a good and trusted therapist is the most helpful thing that I have done.

    • Knees

      765d

      I am going to do EMDR for my ptsd soon and have heard that it is very helpful. Other wise I have found going to a good and trusted therapist is the most helpful thing that I have done.

    • KiwiFox

      768d

      To be honest, right after the abuse and the arrest of my ex, they offered me free therapy sessions and I just couldn't do it. I would get so upset, didn't want to talk about it. This went on for at least a year before I decided to give it a chance and get help. My family always sorta saw meds as a bad thing, especially antidepressants. But I started some without telling them and, I can truly say it saved me. It didn't feel like it was 100% of my every day. I still struggle with therapy, but I'm much better than I was.

    • Emrys.the.warrior

      768d

      I think finding the right therapist is so important. Got to build that connection and find someone you feel safe with

    • Donzen

      769d

      I went to a trauma and pain specialist who royally screwed me up before ditching me. Have been to other therapists and have never found it too effective. I now to go a therapist to get over having gone to see a therapist that screwed me up 🤦‍♂️still, despite my experience I think it can be good if you find someone you vibe with

    • chronicallyem

      769d

      It's completely changed my life. I've had a few different therapists, the first couple were next to useless (asking stereotypical questions like, "and how does that make you feel?") but after years of avoidance I got back into therapy in early 2019. I was so scared to have to work through all of the things I have been avoiding, but my therapist makes me so comfortable- after only a few sessions I was able to trust her pretty much completely. Finding the right therapist is a lot of trial-and-error but it is so worth it in the end.

    • em_Jay

      769d

      It completely depends on who it is. You just need to find the right one to talk to that can help in your unique way. I have had some therapists that were simply no good for me, even was unsuccessful with emdr and other trauma focused sessions because it was with the wrong person. My most recent mental health expert has been much better with it. Took me so many years going through different therapists, psychologists, coaches, psychiatrists..etc to find the right one.

    • loveshespoke

      769d

      I did EMDR for ptsd and it truly changed my life, and I've had a lot of success working through depression in acceptance-commitment therapy. I am happy to go into detail if you'd like to chat!

      • LacunaInc

        768d

        @loveshespoke I relapsed into a really bad depression after some unexpected traumatic events (I have CPTSD) and I’ve tried several therapists who were doing CBT but I’ve already been through a lot of that kind of therapy and it no longer helps. I’m really considering EMDR or Internal Family Systems. What do you think?

    • Beaniee

      769d

      I feel like I have to repeat myself a lot and sometimes I don’t really know what to say, but overall I think it really helps specific people, just be careful about what you say because I got sent to the hospital because of it.

    • MaxIsWack2

      769d

      It gives me a space to talk out my feelings and have someone actually listen. I try my best to not cry, but it feels good letting it out after so long of holding onto those burdens.

    • lesliekins

      769d

      I generally feel like conversations are steered by the therapists and I don't usually get to speak fully about what I want to, but after video therapy sessions became a thing I feel like that got a little better

      • antipoet

        769d

        @lesliekins yeah especially during the first few sessions with a new therapist, I find the opposite to be true for me in regards to the video therapy sessions. I had to do over the phone visits due to covid and found them to be not so useful. I found myself hiding certain emotions or feelings and pretending I was okay because I didn't want to open up over the phone and especially not at home. I always prefer in person sessions for that reason.

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