(Closed) Do you or have you ever gone to a therapist?

posted 9 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: Do you or have you ever gone to a therapist?
    Yes, I currently go to one : (12 votes)
    22 %
    No, but I'd consider it : (10 votes)
    19 %
    No, and I have never considered it : (4 votes)
    7 %
    I used to go but not anymore : (27 votes)
    50 %
    Other : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    224 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I hated my last therapist, I finally quit last May after 3 years of hating her.  I still see a psychiatrist to make sure I’m not flipping out and my meds are okay, but I am testing the boundaries of my growth by wedding planning without being in therapy! 

    Post # 4
    1042 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Yes, I went to one when I had a particularly tramatic event occur in my life. It was extremely helpful, the therapist really helped me understand what I was feeling and the event was affecting me, but more importantly also how to deal with these feelings and what I could do for myself to make it better.

    That said, I also saw two crappy therapists before I found one I like. Definitely search around, referrals are helpful too.

    Post # 5
    7777 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I went in high school right after I was diagnosed with bipolar. I didn’t want to be medicated, so they taught me coping strategies.

    Post # 6
    4566 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    ME!!!!! I went for um… well, okay, almost half my life. I started going when I was um, 8, cause I was a terrible kid who didn’t do her homework and I just kinda stayed around til I was 19. I only went to two- the first one my parents made me stop going to cause I was lying to her about homework, but I loved the other one.

    Post # 7
    2362 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

    I went to one when I was living in a different place and after a traumatic event – it was awesome!  Even after I felt like I had moved on, I stay with her until I moved away because I enjoyed it, and it was still helpful…I think it’s a great thing for anyone to do – but it is SO important to find the right match

    Post # 8
    2288 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I’ve been to therapists when I’ve had problems in my life pop up that I needed professional help with. If I had the scratch and/or benefits I’d be going now! I think therapy is awesome.

    Post # 10
    14183 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I saw a grief counselor/campus therapist for 6 months after my brother died. My husband was deployed and I really felt like I couldn’t handle it by myself and my friends were young (we were all 20) and said horrible things like “it’s for the best” and that “stupid people do drugs anyways” (thanks, my brother was clean for a few months when his accident happened) and shit that didn’t really help the situation. And my parents had enough on their plate without worrying about my emotional stability (they were not supportive about DH’s deployment. I was crying on Christmas and they told me to suck it up, get over it, and deal….not really helpful).

    Except for that situation, I’ve never had a need to see one. My husband and friends and family are all very supportive and I’m good at recognizing my own behavior patterns and why I do certain things. 

    Post # 11
    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    i went to school for therapy and they make us go to a therapist because it helps to be on the other side of things, plus while going through all that stress at school it’s pretty helpful to be going to therapy. during that time i went to a few, some i liked and some i disliked. it was definitely a good experience for me being a therapist, it makes you realize how hard it can be to open up to a complete stranger.

    Post # 12
    655 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    Therapy is like a massage for the brain or soul.

    Post # 13
    5262 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I really should have when I was younger (I was depressed) but my parents never offered, and I never asked. I’d like to at some point, just because I’d like to be a clinical psychologist and I think it’d be good to be on the other end… plus, who doesn’t have something they could stand to work through? But as of right now, I’m broke and even the sliding scale payments are out of my reach for my income and need level. 

    Post # 14
    2703 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    i realllly want to try one. i think of it as a masseuse for the mind!

    i just haven’t had the time nor money to invest… but one of these days, i will get to it! (hopefully!)

    Post # 15
    2006 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I was court ordered to go see one when my parents got divorced. That didn’t last for long though.

    Then in high school I started having crazy anxiety attacks (I am a reallly stressed out person) that were triggered by a heart condition. The doctor had me go to a therapist to help curb the anxiety attacks. I LOVED having someone just sit there and listen to me.

    About a year and a half ago I was going through a slight depression and thought about going to a therapist but unfortunately it just kept getting pushed to the side.

    Post # 16
    3162 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    OMG yes I go. I would seriously kill people if I didn’t go.

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