7 years of support from Dr. Barry

Today marks mine and Dr. Barrys 7 year anniversary of working together. I am in awe. I never in a million years thought I’d have the same psychiatrist for 7 years. Its been a super experience for us, Dr. Barry is amazing, I love her. She has been a tremendous support to us over the past 7 years. I really dont know where I’d be without her!
I remember the first time we met, way back in November of 2013. I was in a really bad place back then. I remember going in to meet her and thinking how I really didnt want to see someone new, I remember thinking I’d never be able to trust her.
I was hospitalised shortly after we met, and for that first year I was hospitalised a lot. Dr. Barry took the time to get to know me, she took time to build up a rapport with us. She even made sure to see us on her own, without her team present, so that we’d feel comfortable opening up to her.
It worked. Slowly, we began to trust her. And by April of 2014 we had formed a very close attachment to her.
I remember telling her we were multiple, she embraced it, she didnt recoil in horror, she didnt shy away from it, she didnt say that we should integrate, or that alters werent welcome to come out to talk to her.
In fact quite the opposite!
All the alters grew to really love and trust her!
She’s been through many ups and downs with us. Over the first 3 years of our relationship we were hospitalised a lot, and it was really hard for us, but she always made our stay as comfortable as possible, always listening to our worries, our fears, and giving us feedback and validation.
I am incredibly lucky to have her and I count my blessings every single day. Today I am thankful for Dr. Barry, and I want to wish her a happy 7th anniversary when she calls me. I’m sure she doesnt realise that its today. She’ll be surprised I bet when I tell her that it is.
Heres to many more years of working with her!

Author: Carol anne

I am 40 years young. I'm blind and I have dissociative identity disorder, I also have complex PTSD. I blog about my life with these disorders. I live in Ireland.

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