I will start exposure therapy for my OCD on Thursday.
I wrote a post when I decided to make the plunge, but I didn’t think I would start so soon.
I had an appointment with my doctor, a psychiatrist, on Monday and told him I wanted to start. Another doctor in the practice does the therapy, so we thought I’d have to wait a month or so to get an appointment.
Turns out he had an opening this Thursday, so I’m all set up.
My psychiatrist will continue to monitor my medication. He said medication could take me a certain distance, and therapy like the ERP could take me further. That made me feel better. I like the idea of the medication and the therapy complementing each other.
I’m nervous about the challenges, but I’m excited about the possibilities. I like the idea of setting priorities and goals as part of the therapy.
Do you have any suggestions on preparing for my first appointment?