Some context: Reader “ClearBlueWater3” responded to yesterday’s entry with a suggestion for coping with anxiety that I found thought provoking. As the subject is relevant to similar discussions held at different venues, I’ve expanded my own reply into a full post of its own.
First, ClearBlueWater3, thank you for the comment and your continued concern for my condition, whatever it may be.
While I cannot speak to whether I’d respond positively to the treatment you recommend, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, I can explain why I have difficulty approaching any form of therapy.
My comfort is multitudes greater when writing than when expressing myself verbally. While I have little hesitation to etch out my issues via keyboard, I find it difficult to impossible to talk about the same.
In a face-to-face situation, I’d be likely to describe my condition with the same nonchalance that I offer most situations in life.
I have made contact with several possible mental health providers. All by email. When they have called, all but one time I have been apprehensive to the point of not answering.
All of this, ClearBlueWater3, is why I deeply appreciate your continued participation with this blog. I am hoping that you may be able to provide a reference to a provider that may offer the sort of care that I seek.
I feel like a beggar wishing also to be a chooser. But, to genuinely grasp my present state, I’d particularly desire of a physician a willingness to read the relevant entries I have provided here, and other writings that I have kept closer to the vest.
Again, ClearBlueWater3, I sincerely appreciate your assistance. Would you please provide recommendations along the lines described above?