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Re: therapy issues again emilyp

Posted by fleeting flutterby on August 11, 2009, at 14:14:30

In reply to Re: therapy issues again, posted by emilyp on August 11, 2009, at 12:41:00

> Just out of curiosity, what kind of therapist were you seeing - were you seeing someone who practices cognitive behavioral therapy?<<

---flutterby: Actually I had no idea there was different types of therapy until I started going... I had no idea what kind I needed... my mind was not anywhere near being able to figure that out- in the depths of my major depression and disorders-- I just wanted to die and figured that was not a good thing. Other people urged me to get into therapy, so I did.

>>I ask because your comments about needing coping skills and how to think differently would indicate that CBT was needed more than anything. Yet if you were seeing someone who takes a different approach it is understandable that you would be frustrated.<<

---flutterby: Exactly! I discovered I was in psychodynamic or psychoanalytical.. not sure which, but yea it was NOT the right fit for me. Was so so frustrated, confused and triggered!! argh!! (anxiety overload and angst!!) I learned I hadn't good coping skills and so many cognitive distortions. I didn't know this before I started therapy, I had no idea, I just knew I wasn't functioning well. How can one know what they need in such detail if they've not ever been around "therapy" or that subject at all? it's like saying-- do you prefer sweet/sour chicken or chicken chow mein-- when you've never had Chinese food before-- how could one know which they prefer?? It's a learning process- in the process. (IMO)

>>Part of the success/failure of therapy depends on patients knowing what they need and identifying the right type of therapist.<<

----flutterby: now I think I know what I need, but in the beginning, I was such a mess I hadn't any clue and was hoping and counting on the therapist to know what I needed..... which I now see is not possible since they can't be in my head.

thanks for conversing emily..... and Deerock, hope you can figure out what works best for you. I'm cheering for you!





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