Though it might not seem like a monumental thing to anyone else, it’s HUGE to me. I just spent an hour on the phone with the person who will be my new therapist and it was so helpful.
Interesting point she made: Well, usually when trauma is associated with certain relationships, a treatment plan would usually include not having any contact with that person – at least until a good therapeutic foundation is in place…
Um YEAH. I know that! And now I have it validated. It doesn’t make me feel any better but at least my gut and my research align.
The therapist also said that she thinks it’s important that I talk with my doc about meds because of the depth of my depression and anxiety. She explained that it was a temporary change that supports long term changes and that I shouldn’t look at it as being on meds for the rest of my life. [This is exactly the balanced perspective that I believe works for me.] My body is on overload and I recognize and accept that it may need some assistance chemically. I don’t like it, but I accept it.
Hope coupled with action to develop a plan. With support.