Today we had the second appointment with the new therapist – it went ok. She knows about DID! She even has other clients who are DID! She was gentle with her questioning – she asked M to try and notice what was happening internally as we were going through the session. She was really aware of organising the seating in the room so we were comfortable. She has lots of nice looking stuffed toys – a big plus for some of us :)
The only drawbacks so far is that the building she has her office is a converted old house that sort of reminds us of the Grandfathers house (not a bad thing, just a bit unsettling); the neighbourhood it’s in is a bit rough which is a little triggery for some of us; and well she’s someone new and we don’t know if we can really trust her. As you can see, these are not really huge issues. We’ll get used to the office and work on building a relationship with her.
So YAY, we seem to have found a new therapist who isn’t freaked or fascinated by the dissociation :)