I went to the therapy my community college offers. It didn't help, the bitch was a land whale who dressed badly and seemed as depressed as i was. I did tell her all my problems but only to get out of her office in the verge of tears go home and cry a lot. I would rather not think about this shit, so by being there she actually makes you get it all out, fuck that.
>spend a shit ton of money on a session with a therapist >didn't help at all and actually made me want to kill myself even more for being stupid enough to waste money on it don't bother, "professionals" aren't worth your time and money.
>>25961160 At least I'm in the UK, so I should get it for free. Does anyone know what the protocol for drugs is here? Are they likely to prescribe antidepressants or do you have to be really fucked up for that?
>>25960601 Talk to friends/family first if possible. Unless it's like an actual chemical imbalance in your brain, therapists will usually just want to bring your family in so you can talk your issues out yourselves while they mediate.
I had a therapist for awhile in high school and it was a waste of time because my issues were with my family, not my brain. But if you think you've got a real psyche issue then sure, see one.
>>25961092 Are you a student? Most schools have a counseling office that provide free therapy while you are there. If so, I would advise at least trying to meet with a couple (or until you meet one that seems helpful after a session). It's a personality compatibility thing.
If you are not a student the financial tradeoff become a larger concern. Many people go to one therapist and just stop forever because of a bad experience. And it might make sense for them to stop, because it gets expensive to shop, and they might just not be at a point where therapy will help them much compared to the alternative. But if you are in a difficult situation and have tried other options to no avail, you never know what will happen.
Most therapists will be trained to deliver the same cbt either way, but therapy offers human interaction that is supposed to make you feel better as well. Otherwise, you could get a lot of that stuff out of books. I might recommend trying the latter first if your situation above warrants it. But I can't stress enough that intellectualizing about it is not the same as sitting there and talking it out.
>>25961318 Forgot to add that a professional will be poised to recommend medication. SSRIs are theoretically hard to abuse, so most won't have reservations about prescribing them ASAP. But they are more helpful to some than others (and the variance is higher than therapy), and there are apparently lots of different ones that have different effects.
>>25961318 I am a student but I'm wary of going to the uni counselor, I mean they cheap out on everything I can't imagine they bother passing someone decent. And I don't want this shit getting muddled up with coursework.
I don't have like a major issue, nothing traumatic caused this.
>>25960601 No, it did not help. She would say that I was anxious when I was extremely calm and blunt the whole time. While she was clearly anxious. When I told her what she was saying was wrong because of this and that, she told me, passive-aggressively, I did not need to consult her if I did not wanted. So, basically, a psychologist doing projection and confirmation biased. She had a master's degree in a shitty university.
>>25961609 Your counseling records should be confidential, which I think is typical provided you are in the United States. I'm not sure about other countries. Your school will probably give you a waiver or privacy statement should you choose to pursue those services, so reading that will give you more information about how the University handles your information. Sometimes they will even ask if it is okay to contact you via email, phone, etc. (meaning that they will not contact you using the information if you don't want them to). If your school neglects to do any of the above, then I might be more wary.
As for running into someone there by chance... Ultimately you just have to ask yourself, "so what?" The people you see there will be there for the same reason.
Having to pay for it makes it more complicated to decide if it is worth it or not.
>>25961717 Tbh I should research it more, if it takes place in my university building I won't be comfortable. If it's somewhere else and the waiting list for an NHS one is too long I might give it a go.
>>25962256 What's the difference and how do I know which one to see? Therapist, counselor, psychiatrist, psychologist, I see them all used interchangeably. I's it not basically just a different qualification?
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