Anxiety, Depression, Emotions, Improvement, Love, Mental Health, Motivation, Stress, Therapy

Therapy Withdrawals?

Have any of you been to therapy for a couple years and then had to stop because of life changes? If so, have you ever felt therapy withdrawals? I stopped seeing my therapist back in June, due to having to relocate to Florida for my husband’s job. Since then, I have been dealing pretty good. At first, I was anxious due to the move, leaving family and close friends and having fear of the unknown. I had a couple panic attacks but in the end, I came out of it with a better understanding. Recently however, I feel the need to speak to my previous therapist because I’m having issues with how to handle certain feelings when I’m triggered. I try to tell myself I don’t need therapy, I just need to be mindful of why I feel the way I do and try to go through a list of what can be done and what will happen if I do these things. I also tell myself I can speak to my husband or a family member and maybe just venting will help. But in the back of my mind I wonder if my therapist would have different advice or allow me to see things differently…

I wish that I could simply follow my gut and do what I’m telling myself to do, without the need for validation from someone with a PhD! Why can’t I just follow my instincts and realize that maybe I do know how to handle certain situations and that I do know how to steer clear from certain conversations. For example, why can’t I just let go of the past without wanting to speak up on it, knowing that I may not get the response I’m looking for. I know that bringing up the past can cause heartache within myself and the person I am talking to. I know that I should leave it all in the past and bask in the happiness and comfort of having better relationships today, that I never use to have. I know this logically, but my heart still aches for things unsaid and thoughts that run rampant. I hate knowing what is best for me, but yet not trusting myself enough to follow my own advise. 

So when does this need to speak to a therapist and run everything by them, go away? When can I be strong enough to know it’s time to let go and move forward and not second guess myself? Hopefully the withdrawals will pass and my confidence will rise; I will be 35 in 2 weeks after all! It’s time I begin to love myself, trust myself and allow inner peace to take over.

Thanks for letting me vent guys.

– Jen, xo


“She picked up the pieces of her life and created something beautiful. From that day forth she shone like the sun and changed the definition of broken.”
–Randall M. Core

10 thoughts on “Therapy Withdrawals?”

  1. There is nothing wrong with speaking to a therapist. I find it liberating being able to tell a total stranger what’s on my mind and what’s bothering me and I’m not judged. I tell myself the same thing, I don’t need a therapist, I can do this on my own. On my good days, I even consider canceling my future appointment. But then something triggers in my mind, a dark cloud casts over me and I think, I need to see this therapist. I need to know why I feel this way. She recommended a few books to me, I’ll text you the names.

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    1. Oh, I️ know there’s nothing wrong with speaking to a therapist, I️ just don’t like feeling like I️ can’t make decisions because I’m wondering if I’m doing the right thing or if they would have a different way of me doing something. Another issue is that my previous therapist doesn’t take my insurance and I️ don’t feel like paying $100 to speak to her once and then want to continue speaking to her and having to pay up…I️ also don’t want to find a new therapist yet because I️ hate starting over!

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  2. 1st Happy Birthday in advance
    2 nd you describe your condition very well, hence trust on you. That you will not choose wrong path. U can share your thinking with friends & family.
    Every one not capable or everyone is not 100%right.

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