Post # 1
- Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden
Random question, I know. I was just thinking about how much I love going to my therapist every week. It took me several years to find one that I liked, but she is AWESOME.
I think that therapy could be useful for everyone, even people who are generally happy. It’s so great to have an objective person to listen to you, not to mention how cathartic it is to talk about yourself for an hour!
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
- 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
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 # 9
- Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden
Yeah, it definitely takes a while to find the right one and I got frustrated with my other therapists before I found the right one.
The first one gave the WORST advice. At the time I was the only woman a department of about 15 people and although I was the senior person there (except for my boss), I always got treated really unfairly. My therapist at the time would say things like “Well, if your boss tells you do do something that’s not in your job description, just refuse to do it.” I was always like “Well, I may hate my job, but I need it, I can’t get FIRED.”
The next one just nodded and said “Uh-huh, uh-huh” for an hour.
But my current therapist KICKS ASS. She doesn’t really offer advice; rather, she frames things for me in a way that helps make sense and helps me figure out what to do on my own. She’s great.
Post # 10
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
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
Therapy is like a massage for the brain or soul.
Post # 13
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
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
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
OMG yes I go. I would seriously kill people if I didn’t go.