Hi again dear colour,
Thank you for clearing that up. That's making sense now. Not really having a good Counselor that talks back to you. A licensed Counselor can do just as well as a psychotherapist.
From my own experience over the years, I've found that to be true.
And like I said, for just one example, through some Church organizations, you can find one much cheaper than private ones.
Thank God for "Friends" (as you said), huh ?
And you say you paint too. That's awesome.
What type of "pets" do you have ? I have a bunch of stray cats that showed up here and now I love very much. They've helped me too since I've been homebound.
On one of those rare days, when I got so down about being alone and didn't want to live anymore ... "these guys" as I call my cats, will always show me that they need me to stay alive so they can. Or they'll make me laugh or if I'm sick, they'll snuggle even closer.
I really hope you'll look into Licensed Counselors. I'm 53 and have had a life from ____ , and saw my first "psychologist" at 14. She turned out to be like "Dr. Ruth", if you know who that is... Not Good for a 14 yr old. And though I studied psychology for years, I chose not to go into that field ... but met a lot of people in that field over the years.
Some psychologists or psychiatrists are good, some stink. I guess that's where I've gotten my opinion on Licensed Counselors. I'd prefer to pick a female for myself to speak to. They have a lot of compassion and it's not as embarrassing to bring up 'lady stuff'.
Well, I hope you'll use your "writing" hobby on here and keep in regular touch with us all.
I liked this 2nd post with all the Smilies. I have folders of Smilies in my computer. I love 'em.
I wish you all the best too and look forward to more of your posts.