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Re: DID therapy and DBT

Posted by Estella on August 5, 2006, at 1:11:20

In reply to Re: DID therapy and DBT Estella, posted by kerria on August 4, 2006, at 7:34:44

> Thank you, Estella. It sounds like DBT would be good - i'm not sure if i'm doing well enough to handle it now- practically speaking.

The very point of it is that it is about helping you function better practically speaking. Instead of therapy that thinks that the way to get you functioning better practically speaking is to work on stuff that you don't have the practical skills to cope with yet...

> Also my insurance has 40 therapy visits per year and thirty inpatient days.

Ah. That can make things tricky :-( I know about trying to find decent therapy / assistance when there are practical limitations like that :-( I'm sorry. I don't know about DBT programs... About the cost that would be involved... It might still be worth having a look...

> There's a disability hearing in a month or so- i really need to get disabilty and medicial benefits- it's not enough help - i can't even go to t once a week. i'm not able to work enough hours to afford therapy because i'm too unstable. It's a frustrating mess.

Yes. I understand. I was on the sickness benefit for a number of years. That is another reason why DBT is about helping you function better... Sometimes peoples quality of life improves a whole heap once the person is well enough to work more and have better self esteem because one can do it and once one has a little more money and stuff too. I understand about the cycle of being not well enough to work very much and hence not being able to get the therapy that one needs in order to get well enough to be able to work more etc.

> Then i can't get to therapy because of getting so late- losing time- what ever- getting lost- i'm usually 30 min late...

Given your bad experiences in therapy (with people pushing too much when you don't have the resources to cope) I'm not surprised that you would have inner resistence / ambivalence about going. I'm sorry.




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