Posted 6/11/2006 2:21 PM (GMT -7)
Hi all. I normally post over on the Crohn's board, but have a couple of questions I thought you'all might be able to help me with.
Ever since my Crohn's diagnosis, I've had a bit of trouble 'accepting' it. I have 3 chronic illnesses now and this one came out of left field. I just want to sit down with someone who can help me put things in perspective (I've been blue and angry, not depressed), gain acceptance of this and move on.
So, I saw a therapist the other day and I was so uncomfortable around her that it was all I could do not to run out the door. She did not ease my anxiety of just being there, starting talking about things that in my opinion was not pertinent to the issue at hand, etc. She never smiled once. I was so closed off (body language), I'm surprised anything came out of my mouth.
Have any of you experienced this with a new therapist? What did you do? Should I give her another try? Can I change without going back?
This is all new to me and I just want assistance dealing with this one thing. What do I need to do to find the right therapist for me and this issue?
Thanks for any assistance.