Hi everyone. I've read the testimonials from past group members on other parts of the site. I appreciate people sharing how they felt about Dr Richards and his services.
But I'm wondering if anyone would like to share how they dealt with the stress of the actual move itself. The prospect of moving to a new city where you're completely out of your comfort zone, don't know where anything is, have to find an apartment (and possibly roommate), and find a job - that is scary even for some people without SA! I wonder how an SA sufferer would handle the stresses of this.
I ask because I am interested in the group therapy, but am not sure if I trust myself to be able to cope with a move of that size. In my own exposure efforts, I have taken a few trips into a major city a couple of hours away from me. I was pretty uncomfortable the entire time, and on each trip had a panic attack at some point. I used to take regular trips to this city with friends when I was younger and my SA wasn't as bad as it is now. My concern is, if I am reacting this badly to a day-trip someplace 2 hours away from home (in a city that is fairly familiar to me) how would I handle a cross country move?
That's why I am wondering how others coped with the move. Would anyone like to comment on this?