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View Poll Results: Do you see a psychologist?
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Arrow Do you have a psychologist? - December 13th 2009, 04:39 AM

I was just wondering, how many people here see a psychologist.

I was originally hesitant because I was afraid my parents would find out how messed up I really am. But, eventually heading into my first major break down - not that I didn't have breakdowns before - this one was just more pronounced than all the rest. It was either ultimately die or seek help. First therapist didn't work, now I'm seeing a school psychologist (the last place I thought I'd wind up, long story). But, yeah, always wanted and knew I needed to see one. This has been my first couple of months. I like the new guy though, has 'home work' assignments, can prescribe medicine if I need it and etc.

Main reasons - mild social anxiety disorder, extreme shyness, depression swings that include thoughts of suicide, and self-destructive behavior which is part of the last - but, yeah. I find saying it out loud gives me a lot more relief.

Some of my friends know. They just don't know why nor do I show any signs of how broken I am inside... I just, that's nowhere near safe for me. I hate that my adoptive parents know and hope my extended family never finds out. Somehow friends knowing certain things is easier than family knowing for some reason.

I was just wondering, how many on here see psychologists.
   
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Re: Do you have a psychologist? - December 13th 2009, 05:39 AM

I don't but I'd like to, i find myself venting to all the wrong people and in the wrong ways. It'd be nice to know I had that escape every so often.


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Re: Do you have a psychologist? - December 13th 2009, 05:40 AM

I see a therapist and I find it to be really effective.
Glad to hear your psychologist is working out for you!


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Re: Do you have a psychologist? - December 13th 2009, 11:00 AM

I used to see one a short while back. I saw her every week for a few months until she left and I found it helpful, much more helpful than seeing a regular therapist and I started to feel quite a bit better whilst seeing her as well. I would recommend giving it a good go


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Re: Do you have a psychologist? - December 13th 2009, 12:03 PM

No, but I'm starting to feel like I may find one.


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Re: Do you have a psychologist? - December 13th 2009, 01:31 PM

I do see one and have been for 5 years. I've changed psychologists/psychiatrists/therapists so many times. I've probably seen about five now, and all of those have been interrupted by my frequent in-patient admissions to hospitals.
But yes, I am still currently seeing someone one a week.
   
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Re: Do you have a psychologist? - December 13th 2009, 02:10 PM

I have a psychiatric nurse, a psychiatrist and an art therapist. Currently, I'm seeing each once a week, however I don't usually see my psychiatrist that frequently. I do find them to be quite useful.

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Re: Do you have a psychologist? - December 13th 2009, 02:21 PM

yes-until tuesday after that I'm on my own as she quit and they ain't got anyone else to sort me out :/


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Re: Do you have a psychologist? - December 13th 2009, 05:48 PM

Yup. I do. It's nice... I can say anything there.


   
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Re: Do you have a psychologist? - December 13th 2009, 06:03 PM

I do.. I just haven't seen her yet. First appointment next week.
   
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Re: Do you have a psychologist? - December 13th 2009, 09:01 PM

I see one every two weeks, although that might change as I'm moving to a small town sometime early next year.
I find it does help a lot though.


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Re: Do you have a psychologist? - December 13th 2009, 09:02 PM

No, but I do have a friend that I can tell her anything and she knows how to make me feel better. She is studing to become a psychologist, she's on her 2nd year.


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Re: Do you have a psychologist? - December 13th 2009, 09:24 PM

I don't anymore. I used to though.




   
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Re: Do you have a psychologist? - December 13th 2009, 09:50 PM

Yes, I see a therapist and a psychiatrist. I find that at times it helps me, but I haven't been talking to the therapist for too long so I think I need to give it a bit more time before it makes a major difference.





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Re: Do you have a psychologist? - December 14th 2009, 01:05 AM

I used to, I haven't in a while though.


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Re: Do you have a psychologist? - December 15th 2009, 10:21 PM

my psychiatrist IS my psychologist/therapist..

I see her twice a week... is this more than normal?? sometimes I feel so crazy
   
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Re: Do you have a psychologist? - December 16th 2009, 07:38 PM

I see a counsellor, although not a shrink.

I would like to see one, though. I think I need too. =/

-edit- okay I don't really understand why this is so important for me to say out aloud, but what you're going through sounds so similar to what I'm going through, I don't know why but I just wanted to acknowledge that.
I'm glad your psychologist is working out for you so well
   
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Re: Do you have a psychologist? - December 17th 2009, 12:39 AM

I'm supposed to see a counselor once every two weeks, but lately, my Dad's hardly been able to schedule enough time off work, so I haven't seen her in well over a month. Even if I were seeing her at normal intervals, though, I don't really feel like it's going anywhere. I don't know, maybe I'm just impatient.
   
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