Therapy

Canada
February 7, 2012 2:30pm CST
Ever since I was 24 years old, I have attended therapy off and on. It has been a rather complex process but as my years have gathered around me, I am finding some areas of my life have definitely improved. Emotionally, this side will improve but it is definitely a work in progress. Does anyone else attend a therapist or therapy group?
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@MandaLee (3738)
• United States
7 Feb 12
Hello, When my parents were going through a horrible divorce, I saw a therapist. He was very helpful. He helped me through a very difficult time in my life.
• Canada
8 Feb 12
I am happy that when you required the help, there was something helpful for you! :)
@MandaLee (3738)
• United States
8 Feb 12
I hope you are finding it helpful as well.
• United States
8 Feb 12
I've just started speaking to a therapist about my personal issues and so far the sessions have gone well, but I don't know if I'd say certain areas of my life are where I would like them to be. I don't think anyone can change that for me. However, it is still kind of early and I've got a lot to learn. I guess just having someone to talk to can be therapeutic in itself, but once that person leaves the room, you're all alone dealing with life by yourself again. I just like stability, but there's not much of that to be found in my life. Anyhow, glad to hear your therapy has paid off for you!
• Canada
8 Feb 12
If there is any one thing I can pass onto someone is that therapy isn't a magic fix. I have found just having someone to talk to, who understands what I am trying to say and can break it down more so I can understand, that way it makes it easier for me to accept and with any luck let it go and move on. I am glad you are giving therapy a chance, I know how hard it is to be patient, but it will pay off for you!
• United States
8 Feb 12
I've gone to therapy weekly since I was around six years old when my parents got divorced. I've inherited a lot of mental illness that runs in my family, however, with therapy I've learned new tools and resources to help cope which lead me to be a more stable person today. Whenever I have bouts of symptoms, I know which skills to use in order to manage my emotions. It definitely helps you deal with whatever life throws your way.
• Canada
8 Feb 12
Excellent! Im so happy to hear this!