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Should I still see a counselor - February 11th 2018, 04:31 AM

When ever I go to see a counselor now(spaced out at this point), it's make sure things are stable. At my most recent session, I vented about personal problems relating to the ED that I keep from my parents during the 1 on 1 portion at the beginning. It seems I will still be able to see them after I turn 18 in July. Would it be a good idea to go in every couple months if I need to discuss said problems?
   
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Re: Should I still see a counselor - February 11th 2018, 04:56 AM

I think it would be a great idea! Therapy is a safe space to talk about a variety of issues, such as an eating disorder. You also know that a therapist is trained, and that they can work with you to develop solutions and suggestions based on your own needs. While support from a friend or family member is nice, it can help to have a therapist because they are unbiased and someone you can be completely open to. There is no shame in going to therapy either.

So, I think it's worth it. You and your therapist can even discuss how often they think you should come in, if that is something you'd like!


   
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Re: Should I still see a counselor - February 11th 2018, 04:44 PM

Hey there,

I think it could be beneficial to continue seeing the therapist. It can help to have someone to vent too. There are actually a lot of people who only go to a therapist a few times a year (maybe once a month etc). Sometimes if they are going through a more difficult time they will start going a bit more. If you are benefiting from seeing your therapist and venting to them than I don't think there would be anything wrong with continuing to see them.

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