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Re: See a new Therapist? Greg

Posted by WorryGirl on May 17, 2003, at 19:24:31

In reply to See a new Therapist?, posted by Greg on May 17, 2003, at 18:17:28

> I've lost my old therapist of almost two years. He broke the bond of trust we had between us. I won't go into details here, but I just feel I can no longer trust him. I haven't been to therapy for several months and am feeling the need for it badly as I've had issues pop up that I don't know how to handle.

> Here's the problem. I'm feeling mentally, physically, and emotionally bankrupt right now, and I just don't know if I have the strength to start all over with someone new. To have to tell my story again from the beginning seems all so overwheming. I, like so many of us, carry a lot of baggage. On one hand, I know this is something I need to do, on the other, I honestly just don't know if I can go thru it all again.
> Has anyone been thru this before? Could you share with me how you handled it? Even if you haven't been, your thought or ideas would be so greatly appreciated. Many thanks and my gratitude in advance!
> Greg

Hi Greg,
I know how hard it is to get a new therapist; I've been dealing with that issue for the past few months.

I wasn't feeling connected with my old one, and was afraid to try something new. Yesterday, I actually picked up the phone and called the first therapist I had briefly talked to when we first moved to this city. I'd only had one session but she seemed OK. We moved far enough away that when I saw a therapist last year I decided that she would be too far to travel.

I am anxious about this coming week's visit. I haven't seen a therapist since October. Like you feel, I just didn't have the strength to start over, but I felt so bad lately that I did, and there is an immense feeling of relief.

Try this - call a pdoc that you've heard good things about, or get out the yellow pages and try something new. Yes, it's hard. I called and hung up about half a dozen times before I actually made the appointment, but the sense of relief was good when I finally did it.

Hopefully, once I go to my first session, most of my anxiety will be relieved.

Good luck!




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