General Advice by Roaming 3/31/2016 written by Roaming 3/31/2016 Anyone have experience with therapists? I have social anxiety and I think its leading to depression, but I refuse to go to someone who’s gonna throw me some pills and kick me out. experiencegonnasocialsomeonetherapists 10 comments 0 Email Related posts Train to Routine-Town 8/17/2022 ::::/::/: 8/17/2022 Self Reflection or Lurking About, Lost in Thought 8/17/2022 not better, just better at dealing 8/17/2022 8/17/2022 8/16/2022 Nykthos, shrine to Nyx 8/16/2022 why am i still here? 8/16/2022 8/16/2022 story 8/16/2022 10 comments Drowning 3/31/2016 - 11:39 am Iv had counselling it works if u get on with the people if u feel a connection anxiety tablets do help a lot Log in to Reply Roaming 3/31/2016 - 2:21 pm How do the anxiety tablets make you feel? Log in to Reply Drowning 3/31/2016 - 2:33 pm The slow your heart rate down so if your getting anxious hearts racing breathing fast sweaty hands it basically stop most of the symptoms Log in to Reply mysteriousvisitor 3/31/2016 - 12:05 pm The ones who tend to be primarily medication managers are psychiatrists (in fact they are the only mental health practitioners who can prescribe medication). Counselors, psychologists, etc. are the ones who sit and talk to you. Keep in mind that there are many different types of therapy and that counselors and psychologists have differing opinions and personalities. If one type of therapy doesn’t work, or one counselor doesn’t meet with your approval, try something or somebody else. Log in to Reply Roaming 3/31/2016 - 2:22 pm I’ll keep that in mind, thanks Log in to Reply whiskered-fish 3/31/2016 - 12:25 pm I second mysteriousvisitor. You can get help from a therapist without having to see a psychiatrist (the pill throwers). I have both, but I saw just a therapist for two full years before seeing a psychiatrist at all. So you don’t even need to see one of you don’t want to (although it’s okay if you want to). And remember: if the first therapist doesn’t suit you, or makes you uncomfortable, just switch to a different one. Sometimes, it takes some time to find a match, and having to go through that minor inconvenience of changing is worth it, because that’s far better than getting stuck with a therapist who either won’t help or make you feel worse (which is what happened to me for a while.) Best of luck to you! Log in to Reply Roaming 3/31/2016 - 2:22 pm Thank you Log in to Reply Drowning 3/31/2016 - 2:34 pm But not much feeling from them mayb a lil dry mouth Log in to Reply 4beyondhelp 3/31/2016 - 9:07 pm I just started therapy a couple months ago, and I like it. If nothing else it’s nice to be able to explain what I really think or feel to someone who can’t gossip about it and is either not judging at all or is very good at acting non-judgmental from years of training. Like others have said, therapists aren’t pill-throwers, so it’s fine to talk to a therapist for a while and decide later if you want to see a psychiatrist and get meds. Talking things out can sometimes be a little bit of a reality check as well. I would recommend it. Log in to Reply passionforalways 4/2/2016 - 2:45 am Advice : go but don’t listen to their babble just pretend you’re insane and get as many prescriptions as possible. Log in to Reply Leave a Comment Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Subscribe to comments: Don't subscribe All Replies to my comments Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.