Going to Therapy
I was recently diagnosed with ALS, and the shock, grief, and anger has been overwhelming. I decided to go see a therapist to have someone I can talk to about my feelings. I feel like I need to be a rock for my family and feel guilty whenever I show them my emotions because I feel weak. I know that logically I'm not, but that's just how society portrays it, I guess.
Anyway, I'm going to see a therapist next week. I am rather anxious about it. This is totally foreign to me. It is not easy for me to be vulnerable in front of anyone. On the other hand, I do want someone to talk to who has no personal interest. I can actually say how I feel and express my thoughts without fear of judgment, I hope.
What should I expect? Has seeing a therapist been beneficial to anyone here?