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I'm afraid to meet my new EMDR therapist

Posted by Dinah on January 4, 2004, at 10:01:12

I've had miserable luck with mental health professionals, apart from my endlessly patient and longsuffering therapist, that sainted man. (OK, I know he's not really that wonderful, but compared to people like biofeedback guy he is...) They tend not to like me, and I tend not to like them. So I'm afraid to meet her on those grounds.

My therapist has told me that there are things I need to tell her about. Things that I have legitimate reason to fear telling her. Things that I've read therapists make plenty of negative comments about. Things that I fear my therapist feels negatively about, though we've talked about it many times. Things that I probably wouldn't tell her, so Tuesday I'm signing a release for him to tell her and I've asked her to talk to him then call me back to make the appointment. (Maybe she'll just decide not to see me, but then the process just starts over.) What if she lets slip what my therapist told her about me, like my other pdoc did? What if she reveals contempt when she talks to me about it? I really have read plenty of mental health professionals express contempt for these things.

I'm halfway inclined to forget the whole thing.




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