Hi everyone, I haven't been on the boards for a while. Too much stress going on, so tired, etc. etc. I decided to give "talk therapy" another try. Oh boy, what a huge mistake. I will not go into a lot of details, but I have to say, me and this therapist do not click at all, as a matter of fact, this has to be the worst ever. First of all, is therapy suppose to make you feel patronized? I feel so patronized by this woman. She talks down to me, and this is what I was afraid of to begin with. I still think there is such a "stigma" as far as mental health therapy goes, and seeing this therapist proves it. She keeps mentioning my "anxiety and depression", I am not ALWAYS anxious or even depressed all the time. I have a hard life, anyone would be depressed with that. Also, I do work full time, take care of my elderly mother, who by the way, can drive me nuts, but that is another story. She keeps saying "we have to find a way for you to cope with your illness", but her tone is patronizing, and for the record, I have been coping with my illness for decades, she is not telling me anything that I don't already know. Also, last week she gave me a worksheet to fill out. Every time I feel upset, or anxious, I need to write down the time it happened, a brief description, and my feelings. I did do this and brought the worksheet with me when I met with her on Saturday, she asked me what did I have in my hand, I said "The worksheet you wanted me to do? She forgot about it? I thought that was unprofessional. I guess I am just one of those people who just doesn't like to "spill the beans" about my life to a therapist. Two of them that I saw came across the exact same way, patronizing, almost like as if I didn't have a brain in my head, it pissed me off, sorry for the language. I am done with this. My next issue is, how do I tell her I do not want to continue therapy with her? There is a lot more, but I won't go into it. Hugs to all and also, miss you all too. Chelz. PS, so far I have gone to three sessions and spent $35.00 for each, what a waste of money that I don't have, and time.