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    mlove
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    Hi. I have a lot of self doubt so I wanted to get some clarity on this.
    I started therapy a few months ago. Before each session, I get super nervous. (probably because of my general anxiety) once I’m there, I’m really relieved and I feel totally comfortable. But is it normal to feel nervous before the session? Also, I really like my therapist. She’s really sweet and I feel very comfortable around her. Is it normal that after the session I want to go back and I look forward to it every week? Of course there are times where I’m not in the mood and I really dread it, but most of the time I enjoy it. I just wanted to get some clarity on this. I might sound contradictory but it’s because I like it and at the same time it’s exhausting. I just doubt it a lot and I just want to make sure it’s ok.

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    mlove
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    thank you!!

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    melissa
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    I know that your question was already addressed, but from a client’s point of view, I wanted to share that the combination of the therapy meaning so very much and the anxiety around therapy is something I have too.

    And in my case, I actually think it’s related.

    It’s because I assign so much weight to this session, and because I need the therapist — and have been wired not to need, and because there’s a major push and pull (my tendency to avoid, and yet part of me wants to connect, and likes her) that I think is largely behind my pre-session anxiety.

    (I can’t say I’m relaxed in session, though I’ve come a really long way, so that, in my case, is different.)

    Another thing is that things I’ve been avoiding come up in session, so anxiety makes a lot of sense.

     

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    if-the-stars-align
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    I relate – I’ve been in therapy for years and I really like my therapist – I still am a nervous wreck every single week before my session. It’s kind of something I just got used to. (maybe some anxiety meds would help me.. it’s something I’m looking into)

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    mlove
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    Thank you both for sharing!
    It helps to know other people experience this too

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    Hope
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    I experience these exact same feelings too before every session.

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