Starting again with a new therapist can be daunting…

Explain the progression of the disorder, timeframes, feelings, observations, connections, relationships, feelings etc..

My old therapist was just someone that I connected with so well that it was hard to let her go but the distance was too much and my insurance didn’t cover her so this is not only right down the street but also is covered.  He is also very experienced with treating individuals with Schizophrenia so he has a world of knowledge one doesn’t find in other therapists.  His therapy will be brief where with my other it was more like someone I could just talk to.  I actually have to come up with some goals which I am terrible at.

I mean what are goals really? Hopeful desires that may or may not come to pass?  Yearnings to be different?  Desire to change my thinking which is so set in place it seems impossible.  But he has hope so perhaps I will be lofty with my goals.

How do these sound?

To not have to take so much anti-anxiety medicine, to no longer have days when I feel bad, to not suffer so much from the negative symptoms of this disorder.  To avoid the highs and lows and not allow others to guide my good or bad days.  To not be so sensitive…those are just a few.

Bring on the healing Geoff!  Let’s do it!

Pax

Victoria

 

 

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A very therapeutic visit…

It had been a year and a half since my last visit with my therapist and it was time…

Was able to process my dad’s stroke and for the first time since July 2, 2016 was able to cry with someone else.  Usually crying only occurs for me when I am alone, usually laying in bed thinking about my dad and how my life has changed since receiving that awful phone call that he had a stroke and might not make it.  But he did!  He is alive and even though he is paralyzed on his left side, he is still with me but in a different way than before July 2.

She is just so wonderful!  I have to drive 45 minutes to see her and she asked me at the end of our session if a referral to another closer therapist was what I wanted.  I emphatically shook my head no.  When you find someone you trust and feel safe with it is worth the drive and extra effort.  Will see her again in 3 weeks and maybe my mom will come too!

My psychiatrist will be happy that seeing a therapist again is part of my routine although not sure how long it will last.  Time will tell.  Not worried about it at all!

Happy Monday to all!  Have a great week ahead filled with happiness and peace!

Pax

Victoria