Thursday, February 9, 2012

Long time no see: new therapist and other updates

Well, it's been awhile since I have written anything. Since my last post I have seen my new therapist two times. I really only have one word to describe her: AWESOME. Like I said in my last post she is a professor at a University in the area, and in my first appointment she told me she had actually just finished teaching a class to her Doctoral and PhD students called CBT Therapy for OCD and more specifically those with Pure O. Could her experience with OCD be any more perfect? I think not. The first appointment was my intake, and actually took 2.5 hours. It's funny that I can talk that entire time about my history with OCD and still have things to say. She gave me an awesome OCD book that I had not seen before--Getting Over OCD: A 10 Step Workbook for Taking Back Your Life. If you haven't purchased this book I would highly recommend it. Our second appointment was basically a question asking session for me. I had several things I wanted to discuss with her including medication and other topics. The questions I had allowed us to discuss a lot about my compulsions, avoidance's, and obsessions, as well as how they should be handled. The all elusive UNCERTAINTY of course. Gosh, I hate that word. But all in all she is incredibly understanding, encouraging, and informed. Definitely couldn't ask for any more.

I was going to continue this post with an update on my medications and some info about my experience thus far with possible ADHD, treatment and bla bla bla. But, I can't focus and am going to go eat some dinner :) Will try to update more tomorrow or this weekend. Hope everyone is doing well.