Demisexuality and Mental Health, the good stuff.

4. Have you had any positive experiences with therapy? If so, can you give specific examples of what your provider did right? What things helped you the most?

  • Treatments and therapists aren’t ‘one size fits all’. Don’t be afraid to talk with a few until you find one with whom it clicks.
  • Treatment, for me, didn’t work until I wanted it to. I think that’s underestimated in many cases. People wait to be helped, not realising help doesn’t work unless they’re open to accept it. People try to help when that person’s not ready for it at all.
  • DO NOT underestimate the importance of your religious identity and most deeply held beliefs. Find a therapist that matches yours, or one that is actually open-minded. Treatment strips you to your core, where you can be hurt and twisted very badly. And though especially Christians and atheists match on the surface, both being movements that grew up in the western world, core beliefs can be very different.
  • Set a goal, and a deadline. Treatment, in most cases, is meant to help you work towards being a functioning adult. It’s alright to remain different, slightly odd…

About demiandproud

I am a demisexual Christian Dutchwoman who explores the vagaries of what the intersection of those identities means. On my main blog I post a few times a month, my favourite being participating in the Carnival of Aces. I'm exploring writing about my orientation elsewhere. The pride flag in my profile picture was created with 4 eye pencils (black, purple, silver and white).

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