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Counseling Appointment Coming Up



So I have my very first counseling appointment coming up on Thursday morning and let me tell you, I am very scared for what is about to happen.  Getting this appointment has been a roller coaster of emotions, cause they had to put me on a waiting list before I actually got this appointment, and it has been very annoying for me to deal with scheduling it because I have had a very busy month and have literally no time to myself to relax, unless I compromise schoolwork, working, and/or everything else I am juggling.  I am starting to think more and more about this appointment and I have felt the nerves kick in.  All my fears of why I haven't made an appointment are coming up, like what if I don't like my counselor?, what if my counselor doesn't believe me?, or the worst, what if the counselor knows one of the 2 guys that SA'd me almost 6 years ago???  If anybody has any tips on what I could do, please let me know.  I'm already super stressed and anxious about school and work and paying everything back and getting everything done, and I'm trying not to stress out about anything else right now, cause I am having really bad medical issues due to stress/anxiety already.

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Elaina, I don't know your situation, but when I started with a new therapist we started getting to know each other first. I did a lot of research on therapist in the area.  We didn't talk about my SA for  a couple of sessions. We started talking about other issues that i was having until I was comfortable. I don't think anyone is truly comfortable talking about what happened. You will know if it is the right counselor. It may take a few sessions to  find that out. If it isn't a good choice then you move on to someone else. The biggest thing that I have to continually tell myself is no one is going to take care of you except you and you can't help anyone else if you are not well yourself.  Maybe you need to see a medical doctor and talk about your anxiety/stress and see what you can do to control that. Take baby steps. I took many steps forward and many steps back in my walk through therapy. It is not easy but I hope you have as good as an outcome as I have. 

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