Taryn, sometimes families worry that we'll talk about them in therapy, and are afraid they'll look like "bad" parents. You might sit down and talk with your family members either individually or as a group. Explain that you're in therapy to help yourself deal with life in a more positive way, and that you're there to talk about your own feelings and reactions but not about others issues.
If they feel reassured that they're not going to be "blamed" (and that you don't blame them), they may be able to respond in a more positive and supportive manner. Good luck, dear.
You have receive great advice. Try sitting down with your family and calmly explain the therapy is helpful for you and you plan to continue to go. You are being very responsible for going on your own.
Kudos to you for taking control of your life.
Kitt, Co-Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression& GERD Forums*~*
i have to agree with the input of others- you should be commended for taking yourself to therapy and getting the help you feel you need. maybe your family are concerned about the 'social stigma' and dont want to be seen as having a 'crazy' person (which you are NOT) in the family. calmly and politely explain your reasons to them, unless you dont feel you need to justify your choices to them.
good luck, keep going to therapy and be proud that you are doing the right thing!