Aloha, everyone. I have a new PTSD counselor tomorrow. I'm nervous for a couple of reasons. Any new counselor or doctor jangles my nerves anyway... but it's a man this time. And I don't know what to expect. Due to the sexual trauma, I've always preferred female counselors and physicians, even for PCPs, rheumatology, etc (don't want some strange guy poking and prodding me, you know). But the VA can be limited sometimes and I'll get stuck with their choice of doc. So this time I got a male counselor.
My last one was a female (last year) and the counseling was so intense with writing assignments every week that gave me nightly nightmares! I ended up dropping out (she got reassigned to Alaska anyway). So that's another thing I'm worried about is more nightmares. I'll try and write an update here tomorrow evening after seeing him.