Today was my second session with my new psychologist and while I still like her, I don’t really know if I got a whole lot out of the session. Maybe she is trying to build a rapport with me. She seemed to fill my awkward silences with stories about her own life. I was sort of hoping she would ask more about what I was feeling and why I sometimes stopped talking. To her defense though, she is still getting to know me.
It kind of annoys me when therapists talk about anyone except me. I know that is really self-centred but I hate time burning away without covering and dealing with my many issues.
She took lots of notes, was compassionate and asked about how I might handle upcoming situations but didn’t really make many suggestions.
I asked her what she thought was wrong with me and she said that I appear to be highly anxious and not coping well with my anxiety. That’s pretty much how I introduced myself when I met her, so this was no surprise to me.
I think next time I will tell her I need to learn skills to cope with anxiety beyond medicating myself. If she can’t give me skills, I might look elsewhere… again! Ugh!
As I mentioned earlier, I really do like her. I hope we’re able to work well together.