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therapists - June 26th 2009, 06:34 AM

i havent been seeing my therapist for a while. i leave for college in the fall and will probably get one there. i struggle a little bit but not often. should i go back to my therapist before i leave for school?

one problem is i don't trust her. i am willing to try again, especially since i am 18 now. (she called my mom and told her i was doing drugs based off a rumor. i wasnt, but it caused a lot of drama...she should have asked me first).

or i could try going to a new therapist? but it seems kind of stupid to build up a whole new relationship for only a couple months.

i also have had horrible luck with therapists. ive seen a bunch and there has been only one that i really connected with and trusted and i can't see her anymore because she was my therapist when i was inpatient. which i am still pissed about and its been two years haha.

if i do decide to see my therapist again, i dont know how to tell my parents. i feel like they will freak out, when really its not a big deal.

any ideas on what i should do?
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Re: therapists - June 26th 2009, 06:41 AM

If you feel as if you should go then go.
I don't see how it could hurt.
I'm sorry about what your last therapist did to you, that's not cool. She shouldn't have told your mom. I don't know if I would personally want to go back to her but then again we all make mistakes. It's up to you.
Even if it is for a couple of months, at least you'll have somebody to talk too until you leave, that's always a good thing.

You're 18?
Then you shouldn't have to tell your parents (:
So, just say you're going out for a little bit while you have your appt.
If that's not possible, just sit down and tell them it's nothing to freak out about but you're going to see a therapist because you like having somebody to talk too.

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Re: therapists - June 26th 2009, 06:47 AM

Hey there,

I think that seeing a therapist again, if you feel like it would help you, is a good idea. Even if it is just a few months, then you get to have that support to get through those months, and you can work out what you're going to do once you're in college when you get to that time.

Don't hesitate to look for a new therapist, too, if you're not comfortable with your current one. Is there anyway you could contact the therapist you had for inpatient and ask for recommendations?

And like Cassie said, since you're eighteen, you don't have to tell your parents. I understand, sometimes that's easier said than done, but still, it isn't a legal obligation, at least. Even if your parents do freak out, try explaining calmly that it helps you and that it really isn't a big deal, whatever words you would use to say that - someone needs to be the calm one in the situation. And you could ask your therapist for help in dealing with your parents' reaction, too.

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Re: therapists - June 27th 2009, 12:46 PM


I think if you feel it will help you should go. If you don't trust that one maybe you should look for a new one. I don't think it is dumb to find one for short term. I might be doing that as well. Do whatever you think is best. Besides, therapists are used to seeing people and having them leave I doubt it would even bug them to have you come and then go(not that you have to tell them)

As for you parents, maybe you could say you are a little nervous about going away for college or tell them the truth that it is nothing but you just feel like you need someone to talk to. And, if they throw out the old 'why can't you talk to us' you could say something like 'its easier' or something.

I know your 18 so technically you shouldn't have to tell them but I don't know how your insurance works so you might have to go through them for approval first. If not maybe you shouldn't tell them. In the end do what you feel is best for you.

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