my mind is all over the place and thoughts are scattered, so a lot of this won't make any real sense. just jotting down thoughts. alright... so tomorrow i'm seeing a therapist. safe to say i'm nervous/anxious since to be honest i hate the idea of someone getting inside my head but i just wanted to hear what experienced patients think. it'll be my first time and it's for a number of reasons. i guess i have no focus or goal in life. i get up, go to work, come home, eat, blaze up, then sleep and do it all over. i've self diagnosed myself (for what it's worth) with social anxiety and it's been going on for at least a few years. i've never taken any drugs for it or anything. for anyone who has it and can relate knows how much it sucks. my only friend is my girlfriend, and i feel like me being attached to her so much can't be healthy for our relationship. i've also been diagnosed for mild depression. it was a lot more severe a couple years ago, but ever since i met my girlfriend it's been easier. i know therapists aren't magicians and i know i'm not going to walk out feeling like a completely new person right away, i'm just nervous/anxious and don't know what to expect. i know throwing money at personal issues won't fix them like certain people like to think. but this has been suggested to me by my mom over the years and i want to see what it's all about. she also suggested this therapist which brings me to my next question... therapists absolutely can't share info with anyone, can they? except the authorities probably, if they suspect i'm going to kill someone or something. i just don't want him sharing info with my mom. i'm 20 years old for what it's worth. TL;DR: poifjawirfgja903ghnpa3ogj-apo3gj4pa3opjm what should i expect from seeing a therapist?