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TOPIC TITLE: Starting off new therapy
Created On 7/16/14 6:39 PM
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Teddybear
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7/16/14 6:39 PM
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Hi everyone I hope you are having a good summer

Today I saw a new therapist. I think she has a lot of potential and had a really good conversation.

I tend to clam up about things first time I meet a new therapist and it's hard to open up. Any suggestions?
 
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gad
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7/16/14 7:01 PM
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to go with the flow

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Teddybear
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7/16/14 7:41 PM
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I know...I wish, Gad. Good suggestion but anything more concrete?
 
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Maybe to tell the new therapist that you tend to clam up about things the first time you meet a new therapist, and then to let the therapist guide it.
 
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channafofanna
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Yeah, claming up is a big problem, especialy with new therapists.
Gads suggestion seems really smart. Talk about it in therapy!!! =D Not only will it help you but it will help the new therapist get a better understanding of you...
 
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Welcome teddybear. I've experienced that too. Don't have anything helpful to say other than that it usually gets easier once you get to know the new therapist better. Good luck.
 
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I've also experienced the clamming up thingy....It's annoying. So much I want to say and time to say it but I just can't mouth words. One thing maybe you can do is write a little beforehand and give it to the therapist. Otherwise, just wing it and tell the therapist you clam up. Often in my experience the first few meets are very formal and guided to get as much info as possible -- depending on the therpaist's style I guess. Hope it goes/went well.


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7/18/14 10:58 AM
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It's very common from what I hear.
If your therapist is good he/she should be able to help you with this.
Discuss it with your therapist or write it and show it to him/her (I used to do that a lot when I first began therapy)

It will get easier over time I know this from experience and from seeing the same thing with other people...

Let us know how it's going....

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