Quote of the Day
"Healing might not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn't you, all of the expectations, all of the beliefs, and changing into who you are."
Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D. , posted by Daniel
There are a few places that offer that service, sadgirl. One problem is that at present it is not regulated by any licensing board. Caveat emptor. Pay your money and take your chances. You may get a therapist. You may get a wannabe Ann Landers or Dear Abby.
sadgirl, as someone who has PTSD myself, I can say from my own experience of therapy that the most valuable recovery I gain is through the presence of my therapist in the room with me, supporting me as I deal with body memories, deep intense feelings and other things that PTSD involves.
what I'm saying here is, well, I understand your desire (which may perhaps partly come from fear of the therapy relationship...as well as the desire to save money...maybe??...just a hunch...), but imo...things are more complex.....nothing can replace a real human being being there with you alongside your real human feelings. especially with PTSD. where wounded relationships are usually a part.
online support forums like this one are for me, the substitute for group therapy, something which my PTSD makes unhealthy for me.