anime trope episodes: the beach episode, the festival episode, the episode where someone doesn't know how to cook
western cartoon trope episodes: the episode where someone has several copies of themselves made, the episode where inanimate objects come to life, the episode that is a homage to a movie from the 1950s, the episode where someone is shrunk down to microscopic levels and placed inside the body of another person
I have been seeing a therapist for almost a year for extreme anxiety that causes me physical symptoms like shaking and light headedness. When I go I talk about it and she always says we will work on my self esteem and stuff but I don't see how we are working on it? Like when you go to a therapist are you just supposed to talk to them to feel better? Or should she be doing something?
that’s honestly where i was with my therapist so i stopped making appointments, it’s how it always ends up with therapists for me. i see some sessions being helpful where i’ll break down totally and feel feelings i haven’t felt in- years. but then i don’t know what to do with those feelings and nothing happens and then it’s like… ?????
therapy just isn’t for everyone. like, i have never found a therapist that worked for me really. sometimes i need someone to talk to, yeah, but long term therapy doesn’t really do anything for me. i do better working with a support system at home. i am going to try and find another therapist who works closer to where i live to start working again, though. because i am not managing well enough on my own.
at the end of the day, though, no, they don’t do anything. you talk to them. they aren’t going to fix anything for you or ask you to do anything. they just talk.
you can ask about more hands on therapy methods, like physical things like throwing clay balls or mirror exorcises. those ones make a much bigger impact on me- but like i said idk what to do with those feelings after. so. idk.
There are many different types of therapy, and so you may just want to center in on a different type when you try again. Therapists though dont ‘do’ things, they can help you understand what is happening, suggest how you change but the work really comes from the client. Some are more directive than others but all therapies depend on the client leading the progress. When you find that there is none..you talk about it. Talking about why you feel nothing is happening is also part of it all, because you go into what you expect from therapy and can address what you are really there for.
Most therapists use a combination of different therapy types so it is hard to really corner their exact way of workning is, but all therapies are made to deal with resistance.