Has anyone here been to therapy/counseling? I’m starting school in the fall and I’m thinking about going to see the therapists they have on campus.
I’m sick to death of this depression and anxiety, it’s completely masking my personality, I feel like I don’t even know who I am.
I really want to deal with it once and for all, get everything out in the open, and be freaking honest for once. I’m sooo sick of pretending I’m happy and not being who I am or honest about my feelings. I’ve never told anyone in person about my childhood, beliefs, or the extent of how anxious and depressed I’ve felt and still feel a lot.
So if any of you have gone through (or are going through) therapy, please share your experiences!
|June 5, 2016 at 13:51|
I considered counseling/therapy when I was in college, but I never actually made myself do it. I wish I had because the therapist would have recognized that the problems I was having in my spiritual life were caused by OCD. Instead I had to hit a wall and come to that realization on my own, and I still haven’t dealt with my OCD completely.
So I would definitely encourage you to see the therapists on your campus. It’s the only time you’ll be offered free counseling (it was free at my college, so I assume it is at every college), and it will help you.
|June 6, 2016 at 19:01|
Ive been in and out of therapy for 8yrs now. If you feel like you will commit to it, and really work at it, then it will be completely successful and you will come out with way more coping tools. But you have to be all in yourself.
My experiences have been all over the place. Its all about finding the right therapist, and a therapist that specializes in the particular area of therapy you need, and know its okay to say that you dont think that itll work out and you need to find someone else, but I always suggest 3-4 visits before you decide that
When I was working with good therapists though I did great. The current one I am with (who specializes in trauma, particularly trauma that happened in childhood/teenage years. Its hard and emotional and draining at times, but even after a few months I handle things so much better.
So overall, my experiences have been good (other than a couple) and I’d say go for it if you think it would help you.
|June 7, 2016 at 21:17|
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