How to ask parents to see a therapist?

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A few years ago my dad moved out, so I started seeing a therapist because it was very rough for me and my family. However, I didn’t really feel comfortable talking to the therapist that my mom made me appointments with. It was awkward to talk to him, and I thought it would get better, but it never did. Anyways, I stopped seeing a therapist because I was doing pretty good. But now, 4 years later, I’m going through a rough patch again with high school and everything and I really think it would benefit me to see a therapist again. I think I have depression and if I saw a therapist they could help me figure that out. Anyways, I don’t really feel comfortable asking my mom to see a different therapist but I really think it would help.

Category: asked April 23, 2015

2 Answers

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I really need you should find one by your own. Maybe you can do a little research on the best therapists in your region. And if you don't have the money, just take the bills to your mom after the session
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I can relate to what your feeling! I have been in the same situation you are in, it is not easy. Especially if you are feeling depressed. I went to high school my freshman and sophomore year then I switched to homeschooling because I got too depressed and couldn't find the drive to get out of bed anymore, contemplated suicide.. My parents had me going to a counselor that I really didn't like.. Freshman year was one of the worst years of my life, it was tough. My depression felt like the pre incline of a roller coaster that eventually was going to fall and I wasn't going to make it, but I know my school offered a guidance counselor for these types of things and I went and saw him without my parents knowing. If you feel like you are unable to tell your parents I feel like you should definitely try to talk to someone, even if it is someone you don't know. Trust me, from experience if you hold it all in it will only get worse. It comes down to, either you continue to feel upset and depressed and be with the same counselor or you figure out a way to approach your parents , even if that means just writing them a letter if you don't want to say it to their face. Or you can just go out and get a new one like James said. I know you don't know me, but I am always here to talk if you need someone to vent to!