"Semi-retired" SAS Member
Join Date: Sep 2005
I've recieved fresh validation that my depression and anxiety are definitely rooted in multiple and long-term childhood emotional traumas, and I shouldn't downplay my experiences, or deny that the anger I felt toward my mother back then was valid and reasonable, even if I'm no longer angry at her now.
Other than that insight, and the fact that the therapist means well and is very nice and empathetic and all, I don't know what else I'll get out of this. Maybe she'll have other ideas at my next visits, I don't know. The positive thinking CBT thing isn't working. I am more of a cranky, stubborn hardcore cynic than even I ever realized. I think I need to work more with self-acceptance and living in the moment than anything else.