I was brought to the Overt Foundation Website by my current therapist. I was previously self-pay with a therapist near me and then I got a notice that my rent was being raised by 130.00. Once again my mental health had to take a back seat so my family could afford to live in our home.
I was seeing a therapist for depression, possible self harm, anxiety and OCD tendencies. I was also seeing her because of constant self-criticism.
I have had three visits with my therapist and I can already see a slow change in my mental attitude. I have learned about tools like challenging core thoughts and grounding techniques.
Although I have learned a lot, I do feel like I still have a lot more to learn and I feel like I still have to reach my goals of maintaining my anxieties and fears in order to be a happier and more positive person. I feel constantly guilty for being a working mother and wife and I am always feeling as if I am not doing enough for my family while I drag myself through the coals.
I loved that I was able to give my therapist a whole laundry list of problems and issues and she was able to help me organize my thoughts and emotions. I would say that My mood was greatly improved after my session.
I liked that I could have a safe place to talk about my problems. I think that I need to really get a better understanding of who I am and work hard to have some alone time after therapy to digest my feelings. I think if I do this, I will be less stressed.
I loved that I had a safe space to express myself in and was able to be around someone who would not judge me. I wouldn’t change anything about my current therapy treatment, it is helping me be more positive and improves my mood.
I enjoy going to therapy because it gives me a space where I can talk without feeling judged. I feel as though my sessions go very well.
I liked that I could be honest and open with my therapist about my feelings. I also loved that she just let me go on about my someone that I was having issues with in my life with no judgment.
Throughout my sessions I have started to feel more optimistic about the future. I feel hopeful and uplifted after my sessions. I find that my thoughts have bene clearer and more focused on my meditation and mindfulness.
I have been having positive thoughts and when I am facing what feels like a crisis with my anxiety or depression, I try very hard to separate the feelings from who I am as a person.
My anxiety and depression have improved greatly! I am a much more optimistic person, a much more level headed and emotionally balanced person and I feel as if I have more hope for my future.
I would say that therapy may seen intimidating but as long as you are willing to put in the work and fight for yourself- therapy will work for you and will absolutely be worth it for your self healing and mental health.
I loved that I was able to be myself and talk about the total progress I have made in a safe environment.
The biggest thing I have learned is that the courage to be vulnerable will help you to achieve connection with others and will allow you to become a more open and honest person not only with yourself but with those who mean the most to you.