Hi There Tennis,
It is so hard when you and your counselor don't jive. I have had a counselor like that. He would just sit there and wait for me to say something. I never did go back because I really didn't feel comfortable with him. Usually they ask questions and that gets a conversation going I think.
Later I went to a therapist that worked strictly with childhood abuse and ptsd. I really got a lot of help with her. I seem to like female counselors better than men. I guess it goes with the abuse though. I think that it is easier to talk to a woman about things like that. Do you know what I mean? I think that you do.
Maybe you should take some time out and do something that you like for a little while. Then the school work wouldn't seem so stressful. I know how you feel when you have something that you just have to do but you don't feel like you can do it at the time. Sometimes just starting helps. But it sounds like a nice walk or a relaxing bath would be a good change for you. Just relax for a few and then try again.
The sun is really shining here. I think that it is going to melt a lot of the snow today. I sure hope so, it has been such a long winter. Talk about feeling cooped up. That gets really depressing after a while.
Tennis, I think that you are doing well. And I think that Pressing can help you a lot with these things. I am glad that the two of you met.
Luv and hugs, Karen