Friday, October 14, 2011

Psychology appointment

I stopped by the shoe store this afternoon and, sadly, it didn't have the boots I wanted or any other pairs that would have worked. I'll just have to wait until I'm in Toronto to continue my search - and that's no hardship, believe me.

I spent the entire psychologist's appointment crying. The last time I saw my mom was two years ago this month and I've been thinking about her a lot lately. I hadn't intended to go and cry the whole time but that's what ended up happening. I think it was good timing, and something that I needed to do. We talked about different ways that I can deal with this overwhelming emotion without becoming overwhelmed.

So much for starting on mindfully dealing with my emotions, which is what we were supposed to start working on today. Then again, that's kind of what I'm actually doing, isn't it, whether or not she named it like that.

Because I'll be away in two weeks, I won't be able to keep my regular every-other-Friday afternoon appointment with her. I didn't think that this was the time to wait four weeks before seeing her so we're switching my appointment to the first Tuesday in November, and another appointment two weeks after that (since she'll be away during my normal session time that week). Hopefully we'll be able to move on to new topics in our next sessions.

1 comment:

The Hyperlexian Aspie said...

sounds like you had a very sad session with your therapist. you probably did what you needed to do, and if it helped to cry then there is no harm in that.

i just started with a new therapist/mental health intake worker/social worker. she has worked extensively with people who have autism, and she is very knowledgeable and well-connected.

love,
vicki