Post # 1
I had my first psych session today – I’ve been having major anxiety about a big test that’s coming up to the point of going comatose and decided (finally!) that I need professional help. She helped me put together a plan of attack and pointed out that my negative “self-talk” or, how I describe myself and my skill sets, is holding me back from major accomplishments. So now I have someone else in my corner to help me succeed and it’s an extremely comforting thought. How has mental therapy helped you?
Post # 3
I have a degree in psych and the one area of counseling I study that I truly believe in is cognitive behavioral therapy (granted, I apply it to incarcerated people for my research). That’s what it sounds like you’re doing, with a clear path of action and set goals to work at as you go with specific techniques to get there. I use it all the time to keep my sanity with things in my life, and it works amazing for helping me deal with stress from work, school, etc. Glad to hear it has already started helping you!
Post # 4
I got some grief counseling my senior year of college and it pretty much kept me sane. I needed someone to talk to every week that wasn’t either grieving themselves (my parents and other family members), weren’t going to say the wrong thing (my friends–they weren’t sure what to do), or wasn’t my deployed now-husband (can’t really burden a soldier, ya know?). Her office was cozy and she always offered me tea. Really, it was just like having a much needed friend that ALWAYS knew what to say and was able to explain each level to me.