I'm about to tell my therapist my deepest darkest secrets. How should I begin?

Discussion in 'Suicidal Thoughts and Feelings' started by I-Died-In-My-Dream, Dec 29, 2009.

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  1. I-Died-In-My-Dream

    I-Died-In-My-Dream Well-Known Member

    They're very dark secrets. I'm meeting the therapist tomorrow at 10am and I can't sleep cos I can't stop thinking about how she'll react.
  2. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Member Safety & Support SF Supporter

    Hi Christele!

    Remember that she is there to listen and help you! Just be honest with her and everything will go fine.I'm sure it will help to get those secrets out too :hug:
  3. KittyGirl

    KittyGirl Well-Known Member

    You'll do alright... they normally ask simple questions- so you don't have to go into detail if you feel uncomfortable with it. Just say what you can and let it out! It'll be good for you~
  4. I-Died-In-My-Dream

    I-Died-In-My-Dream Well-Known Member

    Should I write a letter instead?
  5. KittyGirl

    KittyGirl Well-Known Member

    You can wait and see how it goes-- if you don't feel right saying it outloud, I'm sure you can write it down for another session?

    Writing things down can be helpful for you, as well.
  6. I-Died-In-My-Dream

    I-Died-In-My-Dream Well-Known Member

    Okay, I'll try to talk first. So nervous :(
  7. Android

    Android Well-Known Member

    They wouldn't be a good therapist if they judged you, and even more, acted negatively towards anything you could say. If anything, they should be unfazed. The more you tell, the more they can understand and therefore help you.

    I'm sure it'll be fine ^-^
  8. Tam

    Tam Well-Known Member

    Good luck with it Christele. Let us know how it goes ok?
  9. bubblin girl

    bubblin girl Well-Known Member

    good luck :hug:
  10. deferred dream

    deferred dream Well-Known Member

    I've only told a few people my deepest secrets. Every time I did, I broke down COMPLETELY the next day, in so much pain I could barely stand it. But that pain will pass. I think the shock of saying it out loud is so extreme that it's hard to process, but it WILL pass if you let it. Please stay strong. You're on the right track.
  11. twc

    twc Well-Known Member

    sometimes I tell a therapist my deepest secrets...

    then I have to whack them and dump the body somewhere

    just kidding!


    it's a hard thing to do!
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