Posted by froyo on July 30, 2012, at 18:49:38
I have never had therapy before, but my anxiety has been getting in my way lately, so I finally got an appointment at my school for free therapy.
My therapist seems really nice, but I could totally tell that when I was telling her the story of all of my problems (and I was tearing up/crying) she was wiping her eyes.
I had to look away because it made me feel weird. I had literally met her 20-25 minutes before. I'm determined to get better within my limit of free sessions which is why i was so open at this first one, but when I left, I couldn't shake the feeling that "wow, my life is so f*ck*d up that I made my therapist cry."
We never discussed her tears, (or mine for that matter). She caught them near her tear ducts, and I never saw them, but seeing her wipe her eyes (in the way that you would wipe away tears) just was weird to me. I'm not very outspoken and its against my nature to speak up but... yea. I googled it, and people have said that it is a show of empathy, but we hadn't established a rapport yet...
Does anyone have experience with something like this?
I'm a therapy noob.