I was diagnosed in 2010, and right from the start the team I work with had me seeing a therapist. She was not very good though, she made me uncomfortable and her approach wasn’t very fitting for my needs. After she nearly breached/basically breached confidentiality about 4 months after seeing her, I starting to get thoughts that she wanted to destroy me. It got out of hand and I had this long standing idea in my head that therapists wanted to kill me. So I stopped going and just stuck with seeing my psychiatrist.
That wasn’t the first time I had seen a therapist. In middle and high school I had seen a few for emotional problems and the same thing happened, it wasn’t a good fit.
Very recently though I’ve been getting overwhelmed and anxious about the future, things that if I told my pdoc he would just prescribe me another med or up my dosages. He would talk me through it a little bit but I need coping techniques. My medications have me stable right now, and they provide a firm foundation for me to build on. Now all I need is something to build with and I can’t provide that to myself. Hopefully the therapist I’m seeing on Wednesday can help me.
What I’m posting this all for is to see if anyone has any ideas I can utilize to make my visit fulfilling, useful, helpful, etc. What kinds of questions should I ask? How open should I be?
She sounded really nice on the phone. I called her Friday evening, she got back to me Saturday but I missed the call, so she called me back again today and got me in for a Wednesday morning appointment. The fact that she’s so prompt makes me feel hopeful.