I've started seeing a new therapist. My old one was kinda a hippy and we never really connected. She wasn't that great. This new one is a full Psychologist (and licensed social worker) while my other was just a licensed counselor. Still, I'm kinda stuck. I'm not one to talk about feelings or problems. I never have, even as a kid I didn't. She commented that it seemed like I had a hard time talking. I try to be open. I answer questions honestly. But I just don't have anything to say. She seems to think my childhood was traumatic - more than I do. I just say it wasn't that bad and it could have been worse and move on. There was some abuse, such a sexual abuse, but it was molestation really and nothing more, though it went on for a long time. I rarely think about it and don't consider it to be that big of a deal (could have been much worse) and just embarrassing. I don't like talking about it to her and in real life have only told one person about it besides therapists. I'm quite embarrassed about it. What I mean is, she thinks it's worse for me than I think it is. It's very odd. I don't like feeling pitied. I don't leave therapy feeling any better. I feel worse when I talk about things, not better. How do I get past it? How do I get the most out of therapy? She wants me to make a timeline of good and bad things in my life. I dread it because I don't like admitting the bad things. I don't want to make a big deal out of it. And I don't have enough good memories to balance it out. Good things happened I'm sure, I just don't remember them. I've been doing therapy for a year and I'm still new at it. I haven't gotten anywhere. It makes me want to quit. Advice?