A Good Psychologist

I'm quite amazed by my psychologist. She has the same point of view as me on mental health diagnosesβ€” that the label is less important than a person's unique combination of traits and symptoms, and the labels are imperfect tools that are useful as long as they are useful and relevant. She alsoβ€” having established … Continue reading A Good Psychologist

Still Looking For An OCD Therapist

I'm still following up with a couple of psychology places to try to get some private sessions with someone who's hopefully equipped to deal with OCD. It really is such a specialist area and skillset. I emailed the most hopeful option (in-person sessions, most professional-looking) on Monday, and this time got an out-of-office reply that … Continue reading Still Looking For An OCD Therapist

Trauma Stories

A bit here,A bit there,No one person,Knows all of my trauma stories; Glimpses here,Glimpses there,A psychiatrist reacts with horror to just one of those stories,A psychologist is saddened by another of them,They are all impressed with my survivability,And shocked at the lack of insight into my struggles for so long; But there's no time,To explore … Continue reading Trauma Stories

Darkness Therapy

It goes better when I write spontaneously,Whilst seized by an idea,β€”It rarely works, with time in-between; Short, impulsively-written things,With discomfort pushing me forwards,It's kind of a trademark; I see,And what's the Zealous Zombie Zeitgeist,Which you mentioned previously? Oh,That's just a way of expressing the feeling of living in the houseβ€”All of the housemates, individually,β€”They each … Continue reading Darkness Therapy