Hello, friends! In this epsiode, I cover questions related to dealing with numbness and an inability to process and convey emotions after supporting parental mental illness from a young age, and letting go of your previous therapist in order to build a positive therapeutic relationship with your new one.
I’ve always had a hard time processing emotions and conveying them myself. From a young age I was responsible for supporting the heavy feelings of a parent struggling with mental illness along with a sibling with similar issues. Even now as an adult I have tried to put in the work to feel things the way I know I should but still overall feel numb and have a hard time caring about anything which has had an impact on my relationship. Any advice for how to work through this numbness and maybe start to feel like a normal person?
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I have begun seeing a trauma counsellor after my psychologist of 6 years closed up her practice. I was very fond of my psychologist and it was really hard when our sessions had to end. I like my new counsellor – she is good at what she does and I have no problems with her method and I find myself making progress. My problem is, I am still upset about leaving my previous psychologist and am having a huge time letting go of our therapeutic relationship. I keep in contact with her (updates of how I’m doing) but I don’t know if this is helping or making things worse. I always want to reach out to her when I am at my lowest. What can I do to move past this and build the bond with my new counsellor?
Episode 315 – Related Posts
As well as listening to the podcast, you can also find my thoughts on the questions in written format in these related posts!
Question 1 – How Can I Stop Feeling Numb And Start Enjoying Life Again? – Duff The Psych
Question 2 – How Can I Let Go of My Old Therapist? – Duff The Psych
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