Posted by AuntieMel on June 28, 2005, at 10:23:01
In reply to Re: Need help, but too triggered to write. :( » Jazzed, posted by rainbowbrite on June 25, 2005, at 13:34:06
It sounds like you have some of the same trust issues Poet and I do.
I couldn't handle an overly sympathetic therapist either - it would just feel fake to me. Luckily the guy I go to isn't anything like that. In fact, I'm one of the (if not *the) first long term clients he's had.
It took about a year before I could talk about anything more personal than the weather, but even now we just chat about issues and things I need to work on and the emotions don't flow.
One time I spent 6 weeks telling him all the rotton things my father did, one after the other, no embelishment, just facts - no repeats. For me saying it unemotionally was cathartic. Tears and sympathy would have gotten in the way.