Posted by alexandra_k on December 8, 2004, at 13:17:55
In reply to Re: Hello, I am new I think I need help, posted by croy32 on December 5, 2004, at 11:03:43
>I once had a therapist, but it was the worst year of my entire life, and I functioned less than I ever had before, and felt worse than ever before, worse self esteem, worse depression, fragility than ever before. The therapist was so interested in any earlier trauma I'd had, seemed so greedy for the details. I felt abused by her, like she saw me as a potential book she might write someday.
Oh croy, I am so sorry that you had your experience. I ask if people have a therapist, and maybe what I am getting at is whether you have someone who you can talk to about what is going on for you. Those two things are pretty much synonomous for me, but I should realise that they are not for a lot of people. Not all therapists are like that, but some are. Once you have had an experience like that it can make it much harder to trust the next one...
A support group may be a good idea, though. They can be wonderful for helping you see that there are other people in the world who struggle (and manage with) similar issues to you. At least they have helped with that in my case. It helps me to feel less alone and less crazy. Babble is my support group. I hope you find yourself at home here.