Psycho-Babble Psychology Thread 661541

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therapy quickly approaching

Posted by bent on June 26, 2006, at 8:08:08

There are six hours until my therapy appointment. Already I am feeling sick. I think I need to stay in the bathroom. My anxiety is overwhelming right now. I would do anything to get out of this appointment. I'd hate to lie to my T but I think I could today. And I dont know why. All week long I have had things on my mind that i could talk to her about and now they are nothing. Its like my mind is telling me, "you dont need therapy." I often get this way before my appointments but this time is worse. I just cant put my finger on whats bothering me. Can I just call her and tell her I quit? That I cant do it anymore? But sure enough, I will quit and then become even more of a wreck because I will miss and think I need my T. I dont know what I want to hear. I guess I am venting. Thanks.

 

Re: therapy quickly approaching bent

Posted by Poet on June 26, 2006, at 8:53:26

In reply to therapy quickly approaching, posted by bent on June 26, 2006, at 8:08:08

Hi Bent,

I hate pretherapy anxiety. Post therapy, too: where I leave her office and think about all the stuff I should have said.

My T likes to talk in person when I get in one of my I give up- I'm quitting moods. I know if I called her and said I'm quitting, she'd want me to keep my session to talk about why.

Maybe you should keep the appointment and let her know that you're thinking of quitting? Just a thought. Especially if your T charges for late cancellations- you're paying for a session anyway.

Good luck on whatever you decide. I did quit therapy, once, and went back after two weeks, I remember well how conflicted I felt about it.

Poet

 

Re: therapy quickly approaching

Posted by sunnydays on June 26, 2006, at 9:01:48

In reply to therapy quickly approaching, posted by bent on June 26, 2006, at 8:08:08

Good luck bent. I hate getting so nervous before appointments. Maybe you could print out your post and take it in? That might be something to talk about. Even if you don't want to talk about being in the mood to quit, maybe you could talk about how you were so anxious before your appointment?

Anxiety is a miserable feeling. Good luck today. (((bent)))

 

Re: therapy quickly approaching bent

Posted by sleepygirl on June 26, 2006, at 12:22:57

In reply to therapy quickly approaching, posted by bent on June 26, 2006, at 8:08:08

I've felt like this a lot, thinking why should I go? there are usually different reasons why being "I don't have anything "important" to talk about", "I "need" to stop going to therapy", "this damn therapy causes too much anxiety", etc

I asked my T once if I should come in if I feel like I can't talk about anything, and he said I should

I suppose it's the just going with however you're feeling kind of thing, for whatever reason, i.e resistance-needing to be addressed anyway...if that is at all clear ;-)

better off going I think, to try and figure out what that's all about :-) good luck

 

Re: I'm going...

Posted by bent on June 26, 2006, at 12:51:59

In reply to Re: therapy quickly approaching bent, posted by sleepygirl on June 26, 2006, at 12:22:57

even though I am shaking! Jeez, I need to chill out. Ok, so I cheated a little and took half a Klonopin. I cant get my mind focused on anything to talk about so maybe we can talk about just that. We'll see what happens. Thanks guys!

 

good luck!! you'll be ok. bent

Posted by B2chica on June 26, 2006, at 15:28:42

In reply to Re: I'm going..., posted by bent on June 26, 2006, at 12:51:59

i think many times i was so frustrated or upset going into session and i was being 'stubborn' and "didn't want" to talk, so i ended up either saying nothing, or talking about not wanting to talk and the feelings surrounding that...sometimes it was just as helpful as talking about the subject itself.

go with your instincts...
b2c.

 

Re: good luck!! you'll be ok.

Posted by llrrrpp on June 26, 2006, at 20:33:22

In reply to good luck!! you'll be ok. bent, posted by B2chica on June 26, 2006, at 15:28:42

Wow bent,
I'm glad I'm not the only one who gets really anxious before seeing my T. I am actually more nervous to see T than I was in the dentists office.

I think my T's okay. He's never done anything hurtful. It's just that this whole therapy thing is so uncomfortable at times. I don't know. I've only been seeing T a dozen times?

I can't figure out my anxiety. Maybe I should talk about that @ my next session. hmm. That's an idea. thanks,
-ll

oh goody- there's a commercial for my anti-depressant on the TV right now. how poignant. BARF. Haha. I wish I had sunny days and was laughing and playing with puppies. before and after. right. Still waiting for the "after"...

 

Re: good luck!! you'll be ok. llrrrpp

Posted by curtm on June 26, 2006, at 22:43:11

In reply to Re: good luck!! you'll be ok., posted by llrrrpp on June 26, 2006, at 20:33:22

I understood why people were afraid of going to T's until I went. They're not scary. They dont have talons or tentacles or sit in a shadowy corner speaking in a deep raspy voice. Wow they actually wanted to hear all the crap I could spill. My garbage disposal can't handle that much shint!

PS thanks "pearl", I haven't laughed hard in a while. that was funny

>> oh goody- there's a commercial for my anti-depressant on the TV right now. how poignant. BARF. Haha. I wish I had sunny days and was laughing and playing with puppies. before and after. right. Still waiting for the "after"...

"pearl" is llrrrpp pronounced backwards


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