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Should i go back to therapy

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I heard therapy makes you feel worse before it makes you feel better. But how long does it take to feel better? I went to therapy with one very sweet caring involved therapist for a year and a half. By that time I was totally re traumatized and stopped going. It made me feel suicidal. Then I had a psychiatrist force me to go to therapy regardless of my objections to it. This other therapist made me feel worse as usual. But he was a jerk. Anyway. Should I just bite the bullet and do therapy again? Will it really help me? If so how long? I may have stopped to soon. I don't know. What do you all think? I'm scared of the idea. :unsure:
 
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hi
i don't know much about therapy but i had it for 5 years when i was 20 ,the only benefit being the company it gave me
have you discussed it with your sister? you are both so close maybe she can advise
love Lu x
 
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I feel safer on here because it's anonymous. But therapy is not. I don't know?! :mad::(
 
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Should You go back to therapy?

Just because someone is a counselor or therapist, doesn’t mean they are properly trained. Make sure they are licensed in the state they are practicing in. Also find out what kind of license they have. There are many different types like (LPC) Licensed Professional Counselor, (LMFT) Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, (LCSW) Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Psychologist and Psychiatrist MD. The main thing is to find a therapist you are comfortable with and feel confident in. I know Focus On The Family provides counseling advice by licensed professionals at no charge, and can refer you to professionals in your area that specialize in your situation. Their number is 1-855-382-5433. Hope this helps, I will be praying for you.
 
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Just because someone is a counselor or therapist, doesn’t mean they are properly trained. Make sure they are licensed in the state they are practicing in. Also find out what kind of license they have. There are many different types like (LPC) Licensed Professional Counselor, (LMFT) Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, (LCSW) Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Psychologist and Psychiatrist MD. The main thing is to find a therapist you are comfortable with and feel confident in. I know Focus On The Family provides counseling advice by licensed professionals at no charge, and can refer you to professionals in your area that specialize in your situation. Their number is 1-855-382-5433. Hope this helps, I will be praying for you.
Thank you for your help. :hug:
 
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I think I may have stopped too soon. A year and a half maybe wasn't enough time to undo a whole life of trauma? One of my friends was in therapy for 14 years! Maybe I should give it another shot?! :unsure:
 
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@Jimdubu how are you doing? You haven't posted much. I hope you are okay. :hug:
 
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I’ve found psychotherapy mostly good.. especially in a group setting if they proper trained and all that.. counselling is more for support tat really isn’t that bad.. they have often admitted to me that they are not really good enough for my needs.. but proper psychotherapy yea.. that’s good shit.. to a degree you gotta learn to let these people in.. even the basic counselling does better when you inform them you don’t think it’s enough for your needs.. they still do there best bles them and can maybe have ideas about what kind of referrals you may need.. always good to have as much as you can onside and in the system on there computer screens... more there is the better it can potentially get...
 
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I think I may have stopped too soon. A year and a half maybe wasn't enough time to undo a whole life of trauma? One of my friends was in therapy for 14 years! Maybe I should give it another shot?! :unsure:
No,a year and a half is not long enough to undo a whole life of trauma.I say give it another shot.

One thing people expect from therapy is to be 'cured' or 'fixed' and that's not how it works.thgerapy,especially for trauma,is very,very hard work.It takes putting in the effort even in between sessions to receive any benefits from it.People get from therapy what they put into it.I know some don't even think about it or work on anything in between sessions and it's pretty much a necessity to do so.

When I started therapy I was so traumatized,so caught up in PTSD and dissociation that I couldn't really form a full sentence.My T would tell me to "just start talking,even if it doesn't make sense",so that's what I did,blurting out random words and sentences.It took a long time for all of it to start flowing together and make sense.I was diagnosed with PTSD within the first few sessions and have really come a long way.

The amount of time needed is different for everyone.It depends on what you are seeking,what your goals are,etc.
 
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No,a year and a half is not long enough to undo a whole life of trauma.I say give it another shot.

One thing people expect from therapy is to be 'cured' or 'fixed' and that's not how it works.thgerapy,especially for trauma,is very,very hard work.It takes putting in the effort even in between sessions to receive any benefits from it.People get from therapy what they put into it.I know some don't even think about it or work on anything in between sessions and it's pretty much a necessity to do so.

When I started therapy I was so traumatized,so caught up in PTSD and dissociation that I couldn't really form a full sentence.My T would tell me to "just start talking,even if it doesn't make sense",so that's what I did,blurting out random words and sentences.It took a long time for all of it to start flowing together and make sense.I was diagnosed with PTSD within the first few sessions and have really come a long way.

The amount of time needed is different for everyone.It depends on what you are seeking,what your goals are,etc.
Thanks for the advice. :hug:
 
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Thanks for the advice. :hug:
I found group therapy better than 1 to 1 stuff... 1 to 1 can be ok for some stuff but a lot of the time they seem baffled at what to do with somebody who is baffle by everything in life... and it just kinda filters out to nothing that productive.. group therapy though, and especially if some in the group have the same diagnosis as you and you get on well, that can be deffo worth having... at its best I suppose it’s just basic mindfulness and stuff but if the group is into it , then it works ok.. if for no other reason meeting some people you can identify with...

I’m still more of a meds person than a therapy person though, I will happy take loads of meds in highest dose I can get them... I’m currently out of therapy but have signed up for some group work and I got an appointment with MIND tomorrow they might have some options... but meds first, therapy later innit :)

Peace
 
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If therapy is specifically for trauma,meds may help take the edge off but really the only way past it is through it.Trauma will catch up to you and bite you in the ass over and over until it's all pocessed and worked through.

But,I am talking about they type of trauma that results in PTSD,not sure if that;s what this thread is referring to or not so I may be wrong .
 
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