I found a new therapist

Good morning everyone. I woke up early today, which is good.

I have just scheduled an appointment with a psychologist. My current psychologist isn’t helping me and she isn’t validating me, either. She doesn’t take my calls during the week, which she should do, according to Marsha Linehan (the creator of DBT). She isn’t helping me, she seems very inexperienced with this type of therapy. When she stopped calling, I felt abandoned. I felt invalidated and hurt. But I started rationalizing it. She’s just my therapist, the bond we had was fake and she clearly doesn’t care so why would I?

I’m going to start therapy with a new therapist, which isn’t very good. I hate starting therapy, you have to tell your story again and it’s just frustrating. I’m doing it anyway, I need therapy. I hope I like her.

It’s not DBT but my psychiatrist said I would benefit from any type of psychotherapy. I’m going to buy DBT self-help books, maybe they can help me.

I feel a bit scared because I’m so convinced that DBT would help me a lot and I’m going to have a “normal” psychotherapist. At least my new therapist has experience with addiction, that gives me hope.

It’s always good to get to exchange ideas with someone new. To see other points of view so, even if I’m scared, I’m excited as well.

I hope it goes well. If it doesn’t, I’ll deal with it.

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Author: scarlettcat

Writing as much as I can is my goal. Writing soothes the soul and quiets the mind. There's not much to say about me, my words talk louder than any description that I can make.

4 thoughts on “I found a new therapist”

  1. Trying a new therapists is always a bit of a gamble- but when you hit the jackpot, and you click with them, it can do wonders. I was a bit timid to try different people when I started, so I stayed with my first therapist for a long time, but after I had an opportunity to speak to multiple therapists during group sessions in partial hospitalization, I could that see with the right person, how much more they could take in and relate to your own experience. I was able to find my current therapist from that experience and I feel like we make progress every week. It really makes a huge difference!

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  2. New therapists are definitely scary! But I think it’s great you are going to internalize what you learned from DBT and begin a journey with someone who can be more supportive and validating for you. Cheers to you for having the courage to extract yourself from an unfulfilling relationship and move on to a new one.

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