how do you talk to a therapist?

Discussion in 'Suicidal Thoughts and Feelings' started by Silenceisbliss, Apr 14, 2009.

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  1. i havent got one but ive been thinking of getting one, sort of like a pet.:tongue:

    but when ive tried to talk about how i feel in the past i just started shaking and sweating. ive been feeling suicidal more and more lately. and i desperately need to talk to someone

    how the hell am i going to talk to a therapist when i cant speak?:eek:hmy:
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  2. Scum

    Scum Well-Known Member

    There are ways to communicate other than speaking (writing, letters, poems, art, sculpture, drawing, etc), and a decent therapist will understand that it can be hard for people to communicate sometimes and be skilled in helping you find a way to communicate whatever it is that you want them to know. The therapist should also be able to help you calm down and get through any problems you have with talking.

    The fact that you want to talk to someone is the most important part because it shows that you have the strength inside to find a way to communicate.

    Good on you for thinking about looking for some professional help though. Good luck finding someone who works with you. Remember that it can take a while to find the right therapist or therapy, so if the first therapist you try doesn't quite work for you, or something doesn't click, then remember that that doesn't mean therapy isn't for you, it just means you haven't found the right therapist/therapy yet, and the next one may be the one that clicks for you.
  3. Stranger1

    Stranger1 Forum Buddy & Antiquities Friend

    I agree with everything scum has said to you.. It took me three therapists before I found one that I could bond with and after four years of therapy she knows everything about me..Give it time and if you can't talk right awaay then write down your thoughts...They will get you to open up...
  4. Sadeyes

    Sadeyes Staff Alumni

    All new experiences are difficult...when talking with a therapist, especially a person you come to trust, the conversation becomes easier...let the relationship develop and it may be more supportive over time...J
  5. fromthatshow

    fromthatshow Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    I concur.
    You don't have to say much at first. If you've found a good therapist... you probably don't even have to say anything your first meeting. Slowly you can gain their trust.
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