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My first counseling appointment...

Friday, November 04, 2011

Went great.

I won't go into any real particulars in here because there was a lot of personal stuff talked about, but I will say this. The psychologist I am seeing rocks. Seriously rocks. He really brought a lot out of me, and the time went by fast. He had a great sense of humor, but also really made me feel like he will help me get to where I need to be in my life. On an even keel.

On a side note, the garage door issue was bigger than we thought, so he wasn't done when the appointment came up, and I had to have my mom bring me there. I didn't tell her why I was going there. I just don't feel comfortable sharing any of the whole bipolar/OCD/binge eating disorder deal with my family. Not 100% sure why yet, but I have a feeling it is because I know they will see it as a sign of weakness (they don't "believe" in mental health disorders, or getting treated for them).

Anyhoo, I am now back at work, and definitely feeling positive about all of this.
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MADEMCHE 11/7/2011 7:32AM

    Glad it went great Erin, so proud of you!

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RAVENSONG37 11/6/2011 11:29PM

    So, so proud of you Erin. If you ever wanna talk, I'm here for you.

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IMSMILEY88 11/4/2011 11:03PM

    Glad to hear that you've found someone who can help!

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DRB13_1 11/4/2011 8:22PM

    sounds like you made a good connection with the counselor, and you have the answers within yourself - his job is to help you navigate and discover the answers! Good things are aahead for you, dear one.

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TJDOESLIFE 11/4/2011 5:58PM

    So glad to hear all of this Erin!!!! You're on the right road!

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BECKY_LYNN84 11/4/2011 5:05PM

    Awesome!!!! :) emoticon

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SHINJU39 11/4/2011 3:26PM

    I am glad the psychologist is right for you.

It is sad your family don't understand mental health issues, but sadly too common.

Have an awesome day

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KIMJEWKES 11/4/2011 3:13PM

    I'm so happy for you!! You're doing what you know is best for you despite what those close to you might think!

Keep it up!

You are so strong!

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PINKBEANBOO 11/4/2011 2:37PM

    GREAT about the appt!

Every once in awile I worry about the garage door breaking & not being able to get the car out. I really hate it when the electricity goes out.

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RAINEMARIE214 11/4/2011 2:27PM

    I am so glad your appointment went so well!!!

Hope the garage door deal gets taken care of soon!

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MICHSTATE 11/4/2011 2:14PM

    That is great!!!!!!:-)

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LKEITHO 11/4/2011 2:01PM

    Glad to hear you hit it off with your counsellor!

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LINDSAYHENNIGAN 11/4/2011 1:49PM

    So happy for you. There is nothing better than finding someone you connect with as a counselor. They are not all good. I totally understand your hesitance to share with your family, but probably...they have been effected too since so often it is hereditary. Maybe they are just covering up so you don't think they are weak.? Who knows. I think there is nothing that proves strength more than getting the help needed when you aren't feeling strong.

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