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How to Tell a Therapist Your Scariest OCD Thoughts

Discussion in 'Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)' started by Movietime169, Feb 6, 2018.

  1. Movietime169

    Movietime169 New Member

    Dec 10, 2017
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  2. janemariesayed

    janemariesayed Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2016
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    Although I don't suffer from OCD I was getting therapy a few months ago. My therapist was ridiculously quiet and it was like talking to a brick wall. There cannot be a correct way for the patient to speak. How are we supposed to know what to say? It is the job of the therapist to know what to say to bring it out of us and get us to talk. Because I am not a trained therapist, I don't know how to dig into my own mind I thought that was part of their training to get patients to talk and know ways to bring deep stuff out of them.
  3. Forever_Jung

    Forever_Jung New Member

    Apr 11, 2018
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    I am a trained therapist.

    If my patients have a difficult time revealing particularly painful parts from their life, we can start by discussing why it's painful, what the patient's fear my reaction will be, and so forth. Easing in to the pain can be helpful sometimes. Or I'll suggest writing it down beforehand then reading it to me during the session.

    But yeah, we've heard it all, so I doubt your thoughts will be too shocking.

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