My current therapist is amazing. She is specifically trained as a trauma therapist, but also has worked with people with ADHD, anger, ASD, communication issues, etc. Basically everything I was looking for. She did a lot of trauma therapy after Hurricane Katrina so she is very versed in PTSD and cPTSD.
She never pushes me for information, nor makes me push myself. But she also doesn’t allow me to make excuses. Like instead of saying taking off my face mask in Walmart is okay, we practiced breathing exercises and how to ground myself when I am out in public and have a face mask on. She gives me really solid analogies to help me understand things. She helps me set boundaries and makes sure I also keep others boundaries in mind.
We did EDMR therapy and boy, did it help so much. I’m able to cry again. I am able to resolve conflicts effectively. I am able to actually communicate my emotions a lot more with my fiancé. All because of therapy. I’m finally feeling…actual emotions again and dear God, it sucks and is painful, but it is nice to have someone to talk this through with. And she is the person. Like we had almost a month of no therapy and all I could think of is, WELL I NEED TO TELL HER STUFF. Which I am so grateful for. She never has questioned my reality, nor thought I was making things up. Which is relieving.
I still have a lot of work to do but I am glad I have someone professional, knowledgable, and experienced to help me though it.
The good therapists are out there. I got very lucky with her and I do not know what I am going to do if I ever have to leave