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My Psychotherapy Story for an Eating Disorder

I live in a town where eating disorder treatment is almost nonexistent. Feeling in danger of a relapse, I decided it was time to see a therapist. She was a licensed psychologist specializing in eating disorders and women’s issues. I went voluntarily, not expecting what I received.

Everything was booked and set via email. My choice. I hate calling people. She mailed me all the paperwork from her office to bring with me on my first visit. What I loved when I first met her was that she didn’t even want to look at the filled-out documents during session; she was eager to get down to talking. I was nervous being there, naturally, it’s sensitive material being shared with a stranger. I remember which chair I sat in and how she sat on the couch.

Eager. Ready.

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My Psychotherapy Story for an Eating Disorder

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  1. You have a long standing relationship with this therapist. Why can’t she still see you by Skype, if you were willing to do that?

  2. This is such a beautifully written piece, it explains so much so eloquently. Thank you for being courageous enough to share your story with us, it truly means a lot to me personally. I know far to well about the trials and tribulations you face when you become “sober” from an eating disorder for I too was once taken by the terrible diseases of anorexia and bulimia. Thankfully, I am now 15 years sober yet I still need therapy from time to time to help get me through the rough patches. I also know the bond that is established with a therapist and have felt the pain of being ripped out of their care for various reasons. I pray that you continue to search for the perfect therapist and do not give up the fight until you do find them. May I ask what city you are in and I will do a search and find out some good ones for you to start with? Also, may I share your story with the readers of my blog because this is one of my biggest topics? Please feel free to say no but I really think

  3. i really resonate with this. i have done a lot of my own ‘work’ around this, but i finally needed more than that. i just started with a therapist and i am amazed at how each session opens up a new key for me and I wonder why i waited so long.

  4. Wow. The connection you had with your therapist is rare, deep, & meaningful.

  5. Thank you very much for sharing your experience. As a psychology student this really helped me on understanding more what people really need in a psychotherapy.

  6. “gut feeling is therapeutic”…is a book written by a psychologist..
    i never remember names(authors),only facts.. is what is on my mind/in my heart that i ought to be able to express to my fellowbeing…
    communication of feelings,sentiments,emotions,is what humanity actually was meant for..
    that it has become a warring race is a tragedy.
    anyone..any tom dick or harry/jane that u can express your ture feelings to..understandably…will reciprocate absoutey humanely..
    souls are similar
    simple famiLIARITY is required.
    i hope i helped with my words
    (muslim greeting, means”may u be out of harm’s way in every sense”)

  7. I hope I’m as effective as your therapist. It’s always nice to hear that psychotherapy works

  8. I completely understand this. I had the same relationship with a therapist, and she went on maternity leave. I was really upset about, but even more when I found out she wasn’t coming back. She quit without a notice and I did not get to say good-bye. It was so tough. I just had to remind myself that relationships come and go, but it doesn’t take away from what was built in that therapy room. Trust, recovery, strength, it’s all still there. Wishing you the best of luck!



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