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Hello there how are you?
Good. I am talking to you from work, since home is stressful. :)
that is good
so your daughter can't see a therapist
does her school have counselors?
most schools do
The only therapist she trusts is booked until July
she does not trust anyone
She wont see somebody she does not know who does not know her history
Does the therapist have appointments over the phone?
She has a chronic pain disorder and she has a distrust of most doctors due to the dozens of doctors and therapist who could not help us in the past
she has bad experiences in the past
what does the therapist does tell her that helps?
I would ask if the therapist who she likes was to give her an answer what would the therapist say?
Most clients have internalized the therapist words and when they ask themselves that they come up with something that would help them
Maybe the therapist knows someone who she trust to see your daughter
As a therapist I work with another therapist who has a simalar style and I trust she will help my clients
I hope the therapist has someone in mind for this emergency
There are methods to help your daughter with the panick attacks
yoga breathing is a good method
but I have noticed when my client's mothers are suggesting something the client does not listen
I think the best that you can do is to support anything she wants to do
if she does not want to participate in family activities because they are too much tell people she does not feel well
and she will not participate.
At this point your daughter knows what she can handle and what she can't
She probably feels a lot of pressure because she wants to do things but she gets overhwhelmed
Right now what would lower her stress is for everyone to say that you support her no matter what
Why do you think she does not like her sister's boyfriend?
Does she feel like the boyfriend is taking her sister away?
people who suffer from panic attacks have a hard time dealing with large groups of people. If you break the group into small groups and say she does not have to deal with the boyfriend maybe she will be going.
Looks like work got busy. I will be around