Therapist hasn’t responded to last few texts

whiteraven

MyPTSD Pro
There are so many reasons that she’s not responding which you aren’t considering.
This.

We all do this at one time or another. Make assumptions based on what we fear. "I'm a burden. That's why she's not getting back with me." When, in fact, she could be busy with...well, just about anything. Or, she could be deciding how to respond.

Making these kind of assumptions is, I've found, really harmful to ourselves in the long-run.
 

Erin1523

New Here
I do think she is purposely not responding. Maybe I’m wrong. Either way, I really like her as a therapist, and I don’t want my hurt to ruin the relationship that we have.

If anyone has any idea how to help me with that, I’d really appreciate it.
 

OliveJewel

MyPTSD Pro
any idea how to help me with that,
My idea would be to start a thread in the Cognitive Distortions section titled “I am a burden to my T” and face that thought distortion with the help of other sufferers.

Here are some ideas that people gave you in this thread:
Perhaps try and not see it as an immediate crisis thing.

it might well be that she is thinking about what is the best way to theraputically respond.

posting in here when you need some encouragement and support can also be helpful too :)

Be patient with your T.

and ask to bring your appointment forward. That way, you're taking charge of the situation,

You could always use one of the hotlines texting services to get some immediate feedback.

what do you think you need to get through the week ? (Other than T reading and responding to you).
Is there a crisis line that might help?
Grounding techniques?
Ways to counter balance any cognitive distortions (like the feelings of rejection etc)?

trying to get an earlier apppintment

could you call/email for an appointment?

some of your usual tools to prevent or reduce self harm

Here is a website that has a long list of online resources for survivors. If you live in USA you can text 741741 for chat support.

I like to research reasons my brain does the things it does

is there something that has worked for you in the past when you feel on edge? Any friends you might call, just to chat and get your mind off it? Maybe go see a movie?

she could be busy with...well, just about anything. Or, she could be deciding how to respond.

Making these kind of assumptions is, I've found, really harmful to ourselves
 
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