Have you ever been in therapy?

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Have you ever been in therapy?

Terri69 Terri69
Have you ever been in therapy?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Yes, I am
9  (17%)
Yes, I use to go
29  (55%)
No, I've never been
14  (26%)
Other
1  (2%)
Total votes: 53
Poll is closed
05/17/2012
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DustBunny DustBunny
Yeah, and if the stupid social worker I had to see for an evaluation prior to my WLS has her way, I'll have to go back. I'm all for seeing a councilor, but doctors are so quick to send you to a psychiatrist and they are so quick to prescribe medications. I think we all need to vent in life and come to the understanding that not every day is going to be great, it's life and keep moving forward in hopes of better things.
05/17/2012
Beck Beck
I went. All I can say is it's not for me. I don't want your medications. I'm not depressed. And I don't want to talk to a complete stranger about my issues. I know some people need that and it helps them. But not me.
05/17/2012
ghalik ghalik
I assume you mean psychotherapy?
05/17/2012
Chilipepper Chilipepper
All my therapists regret that I don't have the money to pay them to continue seeing them ... having dysthymia and an incredibly surreal worldview along with my rather strange childhood has given them plenty of fodder for papers to last them the rest of their careers.

They've helped me, but it seems I run out of money or grants by the time we begin to work on anything.
05/17/2012
xilliannax xilliannax
Quote:
Originally posted by Terri69
Have you ever been in therapy?
The only therapy I've ever had is physical, after surgeries and things of that nature.
05/17/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
Oh, hell yeah.

I found it very helpful, it taught me to handle issues with more maturity, allowed me to learn how to handle abuse I suffered as a child, taught me to handle conflict better than I used to.

All in all, it was good for me. And, yes, the medications, too. I NEED them. Some people have broken neurotransmitters, I'm one of them. I couldn't function without them. I could blame other people, or blame fate, or just blame bad luck for my fate, but the issues were my neurotransmitters and the way my mind and body handle stress.

My problems aren't all that interesting to anybody else, not to mention my therapists, but I'm glad I saw them when I did. I simply function better. Not perfect, not by a long shot. But just better than I used to.

It was good for me, and if I need it again, I'll be happy to go back.
05/17/2012
Stinkytofu10 Stinkytofu10
Quote:
Originally posted by Terri69
Have you ever been in therapy?
I have for a little while.
05/17/2012
Taylor Taylor
Yes I go to therapy, it definitely helps me a lot with my anxiety.
05/17/2012
squire squire
Very useful in my opinion, but not for everyone.
05/17/2012
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I used to go I am trying to find someone close to me. But it is hard.
05/17/2012
humblepie humblepie
Yep! I saw three different therapists over the course of about a year (the first one took ill and had to retire, and I stopped seeing the second because I couldn't stand them), and had radically different experiences. With the wrong person, it can be terrible, but if you find a therapist who has a style that suits you, it can be incredibly helpful.
05/17/2012
Bpmrn86 Bpmrn86
I went when I was a kid (13) the stupid dr just kept asking me "what would you like to talk about" and of course being a teenage girl I said "nothing" and so we sat there in silence for an hour. She didnt care my insurance paid her even if she helped me or not.
05/17/2012
Geogeo Geogeo
I used to go to a psychiatrist twice a month to get bipolar pills but I quit about 7 months ago and feel fine still. Yay
05/17/2012
ksparkles16 ksparkles16
Yes, I used to go. Unfortunately, I am super poor and can't afford it and my insurance doesn't cover it. I've been dealing with depression for many years, it sucks.
05/18/2012
blondie blondie
Yes, I had eating issues when I was younger
05/18/2012
michael scofield michael scofield
yeah once a week for depression and sleep problems. i have an addiction to masturbation and have been buying sex toys lately with no end in sight but i would never tell that to her
05/19/2012
palindromic palindromic
I did for awhile during my freshman year of college - things were pretty messed up both on campus and at home which, combined with my anxiety disorder, turned me into a depressed, worried mess. My counselor was great and helped to validate my feelings and make me feel productive.
05/19/2012
ViVix ViVix
Quote:
Originally posted by Terri69
Have you ever been in therapy?
A better question would be who hasn't been in therapy. lol.
05/19/2012
sexxxkitten sexxxkitten
I've never been.
05/19/2012
lacybutton lacybutton
I currently go, and while it can be hard, it's really awesome. It's been really helpful for me. I agree with what some others have said though, you really need to find the right counselor. Just like not all personalities fit for friends or coworkers, you need to find the right fit with a counselor or else it's just a waste of your time and money. The counselor I see is just for therapy too, not a psychiatrist who prescribes meds.
05/19/2012
voenne voenne
I've been to maybe several people since I was 13 to deal with my on and off depression/anxiety, but it's never helped. It probably relies greatly on your connection with the therapist and their style of helping, but it's so far not helped me. Most of the time I go in and they don't talk the whole time, just expecting me to spill my guts out and then they can finally say, "okay, I'll see you next time. Give me your money. Okay bye." Oh my god, if I have to tell my life story to one more person who doesn't really give a shit, I am going to scream. I don't want to be psychoanalyzed, I just want someone to help me think through my current problems!
05/20/2012
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
Yup, sure have!
05/20/2012
Peaches2000 Peaches2000
Quote:
Originally posted by Terri69
Have you ever been in therapy?
I haven't been in therapy, but I have worked with therapist professionally and personally, I think coaching is much more effective. It focuses on the solution rather than the problem. I have seen greater success with it.
05/20/2012
Total posts: 24
Unique posters: 24