aliceelite wrote:[11:55 am] Phara: its more about problem solving for me
like wtf ever about the past
how do we deal with this shit
<<< THIS. Like all my therapy always ended up like "ugh this thing is happening. How do?" And my therapist would be like, "Well, lets look at it this way. Lets reason this out. Lets process this current thing that is happening or needs to happen." and through that I learned the tools to be able to do that myself, in a way. So basically her role was to walk me through and train me in how to do that kind of external talk processing internally.
Hana was talking today about her new therapist in skype, and this was my response. Talk therapy for me didn't really help much with my anxiety or depression - that shit is all chemical for me. But what therapy did do was to help me learn coping skills to better help myself process my emotions. That, COMBINED WITH, medication really helped me get a handle on what I needed to do to be self-reflective and do the self work I needed to use my emotional crazies productively and not let them hurt me or hold me back.
It's an ongoing battle, and some days I lose it - but I'm getting better and better every day, and the therapy I did in high school set some really solid foundations for me to do unassisted self work later on.