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Old 11-03-14, 11:04 AM   #1
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I've been going downhill for several weeks/months now. After I got out of the Partial Hospitalization Program, which helped me, the practice that I get therapy from laid off my therapist, whom I really liked.

Ever since then I've been paired with someone that simply hasn't worked. I've skipped several appointments, and get little out of my time there. The worst part is these last several weeks I've really felt the need to talk to someone, but I just don't know where to turn.

My psychiatrist said he might up my dosage (always his solution) if I haven't improved by the next appointment.

I don't see why things would improve. I'm not taking care of myself. I hate my job as much as ever. I have no friends to reach to. I've actually opened up to the girl I'm dating about my depression, but she seems to be keeping her distance from me lately, and she's moving away soon.

I just feel so isolated right now.
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Maybe you should express your concerns to your new therapist.
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I don't know what to say to him, other than I don't like therapy anymore. He always seems to go off on his own tangents when we talk.
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He always seems to go off on his own tangents when we talk.
Why not tell him that?
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I don't know, it just seems too difficult. I'm ready to give up on therapy.
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If possible, you can try getting a new therapist. Trust is a really vital part of the process, and you don't want to stop talking to someone since you've already started. When you want to withdraw, stay engaged. It may help you when everything feels stagnant.
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I get what you are putting out there Brandon. Not doing well myself in the least.

Talking to your therapist is very difficult when there is conflict with the way the therapist goes about therapy. But this could go one of two way...you express what it is you truly need from the therapist in a non accusatory way and the therapist responds favorably to what it is you need. Conflict resolution actually can perhaps strengthen the therapeutic bond.

Or you simply after the convo about expressing your needs to the therapist feel in your gut that you do not mesh well...ask for another therapist explaining that you do not feel you jive well.

I know that you want to avoid.....I do the SAME thing but you are already apart of this practice right so it may be worth your while to have the conversation with your current therapist. It will most likely go better than you think. For me therapy is all I have right now despite the fact that I am not feeling any better.....

Sounds like you just want to be heard based on telling us it sounds like your therapist does most of the talking. If you do not mind me asking...do you go to a community based place or is this private practice?

I hope this helps in deciding what it is you wish to do. :/

Let us all know how things turn out.
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