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Re: Therapy time limitations? lauran

Posted by Krissy P on March 14, 2003, at 1:04:52

In reply to Therapy time limitations?, posted by lauran on March 13, 2003, at 11:01:48

Hi, I started therapy in 1995 and stopped in March 2002- soo hmmmmm I went for 7 years. I will tell you what my therapist told me- better at (your age) then at (double your age) think about that-you are ahead of some in the therapy process:-) I don't think there is a time limit on therapy, unless of course, an insurance company's say so. Your therapist sounds great and I agree with her, just from my experience-peaks, valleys, even ground, 2 steps forward, sometimes 5 steps backward. That is how it was with me anyway. I hope it continues to go well and hang in there-it's all part of therapy. Problems will arise and you may have to learn how to master it before you really get it and you may not "get it" until a long time after you end your therapy:-) For now, yes, feel it, go for it, and participate in your therapy, all is well for you:-) I wish you the best and try to get the most out of it for YOU. Hope this helps?
Cheers, Kristen

I've been in therapy for over one year now. It is difficult to desribe the gains I've made in my personal life. Posting on psychobabble is just one of them. Obtaining a correct diagnosis is another. Meds are being adjusted right now as I had a bad reaction to one, but that is OK with me. We are getting there.
I guess I am just feeling a little insecure. I feel like I am putting myself on a time table for therapy. Like I have to tackle a problem and then master it and then move forward.
My pdoc told me that therapy has a lot of peaks and valleys, and then some even ground. I may leap forward a few steps, fall back a couple, go forward one, back again, ahead again, well, you get the picture.
All the while my life is going in the right direction however painfully so at times. I guess I just think I have to put myself on a time table. I was looking at my old calendar the other day and realized I've been going weekly for 18 months. Is that a long time? I am finding myself thinking, "I have to be done soon, right"?
I just want to say I am very secure in therapy right now. I once could not imagine myself participating in it. I now cannot imagine going without it. Is that OK to feel?
Just thinking over my morning cup of coffee. Thanks.




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