Saturday, January 14, 2012

It's a date

Yesterday morning I had an "interview" with the director of The Anxiety Treatment Center of Sacramento.  Needless to say, I was terrified.  Talking on the phone is one of my worst fears.  Almost worse than talking face to face.  Anyways, the director, Dr. Zasio, asked me so many questions and told me so many things.  It was clear that she loves to talk. Greeeaatt. She asked me what my reasons for wanting to come into the program is, what my SAD is like, if I am able to go out of the house, etc.  Then she told me a little about the program, explained what CBT and ERP are (which I already knew from my residential treatment), explained what you do with your time in the program, and on and on and on.
Unfortunately, when she told me that I would be the only one living in the house that they provide, I started to worry a little.  The whole reason that I am going to this program is so that I can NOT be isolated.  If I am living in a house all by myself, I will more than likely be very isolated for the majority of the day.  Granted, I will have "homework" assignments to go out and do. But they won't take up all my time. I don't know what I'm going to do, but it seems like at this point, this program is our best option. I'll survive. I know I will. I always do.
We now just have to find out a bit about insurance coverage, but other than that, I'm going to give this program a go. I'm all set to drive up to Sac on the 22nd of this month, and start the program on the 23rd.  I'm excited, and terrified at the same time. But I guess it's a date...

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