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Does nationality matter to you?

I was thinking...
I've just finished my DBT skills group today and I intend to continue my psychotherapeutic education to be able to help people, who suffer from the same diagnosis.
But I have a question. Is psychologist or a psychotherapist should be better than politics, nationality etc. I mean above all this. Or you would rather choose someone who is the same nationality as you despite lack of qualifications?


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Found a new psychiatrist

So, I made a post on here a while back about how my former psychiatrist was basically unresponsive, acted like I didn't need therapy (although I have CPTSD), and that I would need to send him multiple texts to get him to respond because I'm out of meds.

Well, now he's not even keeping our appointments and he didn't respond to my text on Saturday, which basically asked if we were still keeping our appointment for that day. I sent the text 10 minutes after our appointment time.

We were supposed to have an appointment at 1PM. He didn't respond and didn't give me a heads up. But at this point, I wasn't even surprised. This was after a whole month went by. Last appointment with him was back in July.

Some of you told me that I should get rid of him. Others said that I should be patient and more understanding.

Well, I gave him another chance and that was the last straw. Playing around with my mind is toying around with my life.


Found a new psych and she seems great. I'm really hoping she'll be reliable. She was very encouraging, uplifting, and kind.
And it wasn't until after my appointment with her that I realized that my former psych was none of that. He really was just there to dispense meds.

What I really like is that she told me I needed a therapist, which I already knew. I'll be calling the behavioral center tomorrow to set that up.

If this doesn't go well, then I made a list of backup plans. 📋🖊

Lesson learned: Read the signs, acknowledge the warnings, listen to your instincts, and never settle for less. 🤚🚫📈

#MentalHealth #Depression #MajorDepression #PTSD #CPTSD #Anxiety #Therapy #Psychotherapy


Toxic environment vs. therapy?

I was wondering if living in a toxic environment defeats the purpose of taking meds and receiving psychotherapy? Is it possible to recover while living with other people who are abusive? Should I remove myself from where I'm living now and then try therapy or should I pursue therapy regardless?

#toxicenvironment #Abuse #DomesticAbuse #DomesticAbuseSurvivors #toxicfamily #Trauma #CPTSD #PTSD #MajorDepressiveDisorder #Anxiety #Therapy #Psychotherapy


Alternative Healing or Therapy

Hi! I suffer from severe anxiety, dissociation, depression and complex trauma. My friend and I were just talking the other day about alternative healing. We discussed crystal healing, and I do practice meditation and aromatherapy (I have two travel size aromatherapy oil that I carry around with me everywhere). It was a good chat but it got me started on thinking about what other forms of healing there are. Do any of you have any experience of trying something else that helped improve your ability to cope with anxiety? Of course, I think therapy and medication are important and will continue to stick to my regime, but I’d like to have a “booster” to help me cope better.

Thanks in advance!

#Depression #Anxiety #PanicAttack #AnxietyAttack #Anxietyanddepression #PanicDisorder #AnxietyDisorders #PsychiatricMedication #Mentalillnessfeelslike #MentalHealth #ObsessiveCompulsiveandRelatedDisorders #EatingDisorders #CPTSD #Trauma #Psychotherapy #Childhoodtrauma


How to get over your denial about your trauma diagnosis?

I’m undergoing therapy for complex childhood trauma and no matter what I do, I can’t seem to accept that it’s true. No matter what my therapist says and how much I resonate with it, I can’t wrap my heart around it being CPTSD. I know I hit all the list of symptoms and I have severe anxiety and dissociation over the past, and logically it makes sense, but I just can’t settle with it. Because I’ve never been starved or neglected physically, I keep thinking that it can’t be the case because I’ve had parental figures growing up. Even though I was emotionally abused and molested, I just can’t accept the trauma diagnosis. And because of this, I feel like I’ll keep grappling with how I feel forever and I’ll never recover.

Anyone had the same feeling? And how did you get through this?

#Depression #Anxiety #AnxietyDisorders #PanicAttacks #PanicAttack #PanicDisorder #ComplexPosttraumaticStressDisorder #childhoodtrama #Trauma #CPTSD #PTSD #EmotionalAbuse #Mentalillnessfeelslike #MentalHealth #PsychiatricMedication #Psychotherapy



Been thinking...Therapists can make a decent living by offering their time, undivided attention, insights, care, analysis, re-parenting, kindness, compassion, and other unique skills. I should have chosen my profession more wisely...because I could have been a millionaire by now.