National Eating Disorders Association

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Nervous about therapy appointment

I'm getting so nervous about me therapy appointment today. She's having me write down everything I eat and whether it was a binge and if I purged. I'm really struggling so to actually let someone see everything I ate is super embarrassing especially when I binged. Someone else seeing EVERYTHING I ate is scary. Wish me luck.



First off, I want to congratulate you on working toward recovery and for seeking help from a professional. I can definitely relate to the nervous and scared feelings that you are feeling. Opening up to someone is never easy, however, it is an important part of recovery. It is important to remember that your therapist wants to help you and won't judge you. As you continue with therapy, that nervous and scared feeling should go away, as you get more comfortable with your therapist.

I wish you luck as you work toward your recovery! You can do this! Don't give up!

Also, I encourage you to contact the NEDA Helpline at 1-800-931-2237 (M-Th, 9am-9pm; F, 9am-5pm) for extra support, help, and assistance!

Stay strong!

Thats nice to hear that your therapist cares so much bout how u

I had to see a dietician a few yrs ago because i wasn't eating right and admitted this to my therapist. So, Kaiser has a specific way of dealing w/ patients. They always seem to pass us along to a specialist. Thus I was referred out to see a nutritionist because I snitched on myself and admitted to my shrink that i wasn't eating, a few yrs back. So he dealt with my admission by passing me along to a nutritionist. I got so tired of being lectured to that I started eating again. I suppose my shrink was right, ha???

I hope things went okay today

I hope things went okay today! Sounds like it took a lot of bravery/vulnerability to share those details with your therapist. How did it go?

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