(My sincerest apologies for the awful, wretched title!)
Well, I'm not too sure what I think of my therapist. Our meeting didn't really "flow" very naturally, it felt a little forced. But it was only the first session, so maybe it will get better? I'm of the opinion that if you don't feel like you're getting anything out of your shrink after the first 3 visits, then find another one. So I'll see how it goes next time (after we get back from vacation) and go from there.
We talked about a lot of things, but a couple things that stand out:
-Because I'm such a worrier, she suggested I put some time aside each day for worrying. That way if I start stressing about something during the day, I can tell myself that I'll worry about it later. Not sure how much that will work for me, but I guess it's worth a try.
-She told me she has 2 kids and that it took her over a year to conceive each of them. Then she started talking in a way that sounded like she thinks I'm just stressing too much and that's what's keeping me from getting pg. Ugh. Yes, I know. That's probably the last thing I wanted to hear out of her. For now though, and since I do need help with managing stress anyway, I am giving her the benefit of the doubt that she's just ignorant.
Overall, I wasn't really impressed. She did give me that one suggestion that I would never have thought of myself, and I will try it out over the next couple weeks. I'll also think of some more specific things I want to talk about, and maybe that will help kind of guide the next session a little better. I'm expecting I might have to find someone else though. We'll see, I'm not going to worry about it right now!