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Re: Any clues?

Posted by gardenergirl on January 19, 2004, at 11:40:11

In reply to Re: Any clues? QuietHeart, posted by 64Bowtie on January 19, 2004, at 10:17:08

Quietheart,
Congratulations for starting therapy. It isn't easy, and it's hard to know what to expect. I, too am in grad school, and it can really take a lot out of you. I'm not saying that to minimize your depression, but it certainly adds to the picture. Sometimes it's like living in a pressure cooker. It's bound to go off at times.

My own experience with my therapist (my T) is that it doesn't matter if I keep returning to the same subject or if I talk about different things in different sessions. I think the most important thing you can do that will help would be to ask your T what he or she expects from you regarding what you talk about. Likely you will hear that it doesn't matter. Whatever's important will come up again and again as long as it needs to.

That being said, it may also be helpful to process with your T your experience of the blowup. At times like this, it can be hard to understand all the complex feelings involved. Your T may be able to help you tease apart everything that went on, so it's less confusing and painful.

I wish you the best! Welcome to Psychobabble. This is an excellent place for questions such as yours and just for general support. I'm somewhat new here, too, and I have found it to extremely helpful.

Take care!

gg

 

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