Posted 9/26/2008 12:19 AM (GMT -6)
00987 I would like you to read my post it is mom9mom My story after please think about talking to your DR. about trying some anti-depression meds. if the first dosnt work try something else thay have alot of them.Please dont think your problems are insignificant when you think like that it make you feel like you are insignificant as a person because are thoughts and feelings are what make us the person that we are inside. Thats the part that counts.If your counselor is not helping its time to start looking for a new one .But I aggree with everyone else dont stop going untel you find a new one. Keep in mind that it might take a few tell you find someone who is the right fit.Hope you are feeling better.      mom9mom
Posted 9/26/2008 5:12 AM (GMT -6)
Good Morning,
You are important, you are worthy of the time you receive in therapy.  Each of us has their own place in this world and if you need therapy the time is well spent by you and the therapist.
My therpist would ask me questions sometimes that made me feel like I was in a seminar and believe me I got wore out just trying to figure out where we were headed and why.  However she did teach me to leave all the old stuff and hurt from the past in the past.........she taught me how to Stay in the Moment.  Kick the "stinkin thinkin" to the curb and believe in yourself.
Posted 9/26/2008 10:42 AM (GMT -6)
behindtheseeyes00987 said...
thanks so much for your advice. i know-im such a pessimist. that exactly is my problem. i always compare my problems to others, therefore feel they are insignificant.

i just get the feeling that my counselor doesnt even care about me. and i dont want to switch counselors because they're all in the same vicinity. and im not going to a new person to explain everything all over again when this one i have knows me so well already.
actually-i dont really think its my counselor thats the problem, its just me. its just my trust and confiding in people is really weak.

but anyway thanks for your advice, i go next week so we'll see what happens....

You're very welcome. I know exactly what you're talking about with the explaining things to people all over again deal. I don't like that at all, lol. Me and my current counselor have almost a 9 month history together so far and I can't just walk into a psychiatrist office and be like "oh, remember when I was going out with suzie a while back? oh... erm... no whoops, of course you don't". So, whoever I see from this point on, it's still going to include my psychologist. I got fairly lucky though, I went to her at my lowest point. I went to her when I was like seeing a psychologist? Man, I must be really desperate and low. Yet, I really ended up liking her.

This new psychiatrist I'm seeing for the medicine benefits, I'm not sure if we're doing therapy yet or not. The way I see it , it's going to be WAY too much effort to try and fill her in on the 9 months me and my counselor have been seeing each other for. So I think I'm just going to clue her in to the present and then explain the roots of my other issues in the past.

Let us know how it goes though. You've got some very good people here from what it looks like and we've all got a little bit of experience in some areas so don't hesitate to ask anything :)

Posted 9/26/2008 1:00 PM (GMT -6)

LIke everybody is saying, your problems are just as important as everybody elses. We all suffer from depression, but it can be in different ways. So please continue therapy and continue posting here.

Hugs, Karen
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