Posted by ghost on February 3, 2005, at 13:44:02
In reply to Re: i feel like dumping my T » ghost, posted by fallsfall on February 2, 2005, at 21:41:17
> *** I've heard this before from other people. So it doesn't sound so strange to me. Can you talk to her about this? Do you know why you are afraid that she will ditch you?
i probably could talk to her about it, but i feel silly.
> *** Interviewing therapists can be important, but it is a lot of work. How long have you been seeing her? How does she compare to previous therapists you have had?
she's the best one. the one i had briefly in lincoln before i left was super nice but she was a student and couldn't help me. this woman has more experience and is more intuitive. ive been seeing her since the beginning of december, i think. so two months.
> *** Did she let you color before? I love art therapy kinds of things. A new therapist moved into the office next to my therapist - she has a Sand Table - her sign says she does Sand Therapy. I want to go do Sand Therapy!
my therapist has a sand tray! it's fun. she has crayons and pastels and paper. i got to do a pastel drawing once. it was fun. and we learned a lot.
> *** That is a nice thought. Sometimes it takes some practice to be able to get the words to come out. Hopefully you will start to feel comfortable enough with her so you can do that. In the meantime, you can practice typing them to us... I know that there are sometimes when I really have to force myself to say things - I know that my therapist can't help me unless he knows certain things, so I force them out. But it is hard. Can you tell her that it is hard for you to talk when things are rough? Maybe you can figure out a way together to make it easier.
she knows i can't verbalize things very well. i think i talk to her easier cuz she's a stranger, really. i can always run away if i think she knows too much. she has suggestions, but i've never been able to use them. i guess i have to practice or something.
> What is disturbing your sleep? Is it hard to get to sleep, to stay asleep, or are you waking up early, or do you not feel rested after you sleep? Or are you getting lots of sleep and still feeling tired?
i can fall asleep easily but wake up very easily and can't fall back to sleep. i have trazodone but they don't help much. i think they make me snore more, which just irritates my gf, and that makes matters worse so i don't want to take them. when i'm really tired i do, though. sometimes they work.
> EAT ICE CREAM
maybe i'll go home and show a pint of tofutti who's boss....