Last week I went to my first session of therapy. It was more just a get to know each other session, but it was still so exhausting! I’m not sure if it was productive, as I spent the entire hour being incredible nervous. This is understandable as it is so hard talking to a stranger about your struggles when you don’t even share them with people close to you.

My first impression of the therapist is good, I went in without any ideas as to what it would be like. He was funny, and swore a lot haha! He left a few seconds silence after every time I said something, which I did not like, and made me more anxious, which he was aware of.

We have decided to start with once weekly sessions, and at the end of the month we can see how comfortable I am, and see if it would be long term beneficial for me. This is a huge step for me to take, I am overwhelmed. But mental health is an investment, and it won’t get better on its own, so this is needed. I just hope this is what will help me.

13 thoughts on “Day 1 of private therapy

  1. Hey there! If you feel anxious with your therapist I recommend looking around for a different one. You should aim to feel very comfortable around your psychologist or psychiatrist. Swearing also seems kind of unprofessional to me, but that is just my opinion.

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  2. Good to hear about your therapy! I’m so happy to know that you’ve started to take the baby steps towards your healing and taking it one step at a time is I think the best way to do it.
    I’ve read about your mental health issue on your previous posts and as much as I want to reach out to you(let’s say, leave a comment?) I really don’t know what to say, to be honest. Maybe it’s because I don’t think that I was ever in your shoes before and that I wasn’t the right person to comment about it. But then I realize that I just really want to help in the littlest way I could think of and this is to cheer you up on your journey! Keep it up girl! 😊

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  3. So glad to hear you’re prioritizing your mental health! It’s so important and people very often avoid seeking help because of the stigma attached to therapy. Even just the first session is a great start, so bravo! I hope you find the experience rewarding.

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