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Getting a therapist…

December 3, 2021

As I wrote in Interesting Developments, I have found it takes energy to stay amnesic. That discovery led to me searching for help, which led me to getting a therapist again. The whole stressful situation has led to me getting three support people in my life. A case manager who works with survivors of sexual violence, a peer recovery coach, and a therapist.

Yep, you read that correctly…a therapist. It is a bold step and not one taken lightly. I do not trust easily, especially if someone is an “expert” on DID or ritual abuse. But I finally was led to a therapist who knows a lot about trauma. I think it might even be safe to say she specializes in it. It was the case manager who led me to her and I have grown to trust the case manager.

The therapist accepts the reality of ritual abuse, but is not an expert in it. She accepts the reality of DID (and has worked with clients who have it) and yet, again, is not an expert in it. I have found the “experts” are usually dirty. They are infiltrators who keep their clients off balance, always needy and never fully healing or becoming independent. She does not have any indicators of being an infiltrator. I am watching and observing her and it appears we will be able to work together well.

She is very open to learning more, which I like because every person is unique. I also like it because it feels more like two equals, each helping the other. She can assist me in processing the memories and things coming up and I can help her learn more about DID and SRA.

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