Thursday, August 23, 2012

Sometimes You Just Need a Mental Refresher!

As a depression sufferer of many years I've had some terrible therapists and a few good ones. Recently I've been struggling a bit since the introduction of the hot flashes and feeling overwhelmed with peri-menopausal symptoms. So it wasn't too surprising that I felt depressed sometimes. And due to my mental history, I quickly dialed my husband's EAP (Employee Assistance Program) provider for an appointment.

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EAP is a program that employers offer as a benefit. They usually will cover 6-12 counseling appointments with a local therapist.
On Friday, I had my first appointment with my new therapist. I found her refreshing when she asked me what I wanted to accomplish after I explained my mental history, including my stay at a mental institution. She advised me that I sounded like a positive person who takes their Major Depression Disorder seriously.
She assured me that the hubby and I can weather the storm and that she would look into holistic menopausal supplements for me. I'll be meeting with her once a week for 3-6 sessions. Wow! Let's just say I was impressed that she really wants to help me! That 30 minute session truly made me feel better.


Jean said...

I'm so proud of you for knowing that you needed help and seeking it out. I hope that you begin to feel better soon.

BerryMorins Bits & Tips said...

Thank you Jean.

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