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.