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.


  1. Your new therpist does sound awesome! So glad you've got a good one. It sounds like she is going to be a big help.

    We're kind of on the same schedule. I have my third session with my new therapist tomorrow. I would consider it my second CBT session since the first session was kind of an "information gathering" session. Tomorrow we're going to prioritize what we're going to work on first.

    Please keep us informed. I'll look forward to reading about your experiences!

  2. I'm so glad you feel comfortable w/your new therapist. That is so important. My doc also often suggests things for me to read. She knows I really enjoy learning about OCD and how to fight it and I always love it when she has a new suggestion for me. Best wishes as you move forward with the therapy!

  3. May I suggest the International OCD Foundation website. Very informative and a number of links that will make you feel you are not alone. Dare to Believe.

  4. Very Good Source about OCD