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First therapist appointment?


I have my first therapist appointment in two days. Any advice on how to not be so nervous about it?

Category: Tags: asked March 1, 2015

4 Answers

The only thing you need to keep in mind is being true.Don't be afraid to express how you feel.Only being yourself will help you.Keep in mind that the person you'll be talking to you only wants to help you.When I am nervous talking to people I usually imagine talking to my best friend.So if that helps think you are making a conversation with someone close to you that you easily talk to openly.:)
It's okay to be nervous. Going to a therapist is a big step to take and it's good that you're taking that step. Just keep in mind that they won't judge you and they're there to help you. Even when you feel nervous, they'll try to make you feel comfortable. It's going to be okay. Take a deep breath before you go. You can do this.
you actually dont have to do a lot besides answering their questions, they know that you are nervous and they know you have a problem. dont be nervous !
I have an immensely biased opinion towards therapists.....Reason being pick up any book related to the topic and all it will tell you is about Treatment treatment treatment, but no cure... It is designed to keep you in therapy forever....Don't rely on it, I can't stop you from going especially if you think it'll help you but all I'm saying is be aware of yourself and especially if you find yourself using it as a crutch. For example: You had a really terrible day nothing's gone right and instead of knowing much like how you can also have good days as well as bad you find yourself running back to the therapist... Kind of a vicious cycle no?This is just my opinion but if they "diagnose" you with the most common ones such as depression I always challenge the fact that who isn't?Show me a person who's never had a bad day in their life... where as their only looking at the single teenage boy/girl who's had a bad day/week/month.Sit down with yourself after and when its all said and done when its just yourself and don't be afraid to be honest with yourself. Ask yourself what's your dreams? What's important to you? And how to go about achieving this?I don't know your full story or what you've been through however, listen to me, don't listen to me, its your choice.So good luck