Some people avoid connecting with others, because social situations trigger anxiety and fear. This is based on shame and may be worsened by stigma. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy can identify and treat your specific fears.
A 50-year old straight woman has never dated and has difficulty making friends. She keeps fighting the depression and wants to get help from therapy.
Does the counsellor understand dating difficulties and your other issues? Do they offer the kind of therapy you need? Are they optimistic, realistic, honest and kind?
My first therapist helped me feel less ashamed of eczema, and more able to make friends and relate to people.
Choosing a friend, mentor or therapist who will be kind, respectful and encouraging about your dating life.