Who should I talk to?

I don’t know to who I should talk to, a Counselor, or the Priest?

I’ve been having some emotional/mental/spiritual issues, about a lot of things, one of which is whether or not I might have scrupulosity (to a mild-moderate degree, that is).

Anyway I wasn’t sure who I should talk to. I’ve already talked to the Priest twice since last Christmas, the second time was about a month ago. But I felt rushed for multiple reasons. But then, there’s almost like this voice in my head that’s saying, “Well, that’s just how it was supposed to go. You asked for a final decision, and there it is. There’s no point in revisiting it.”

I’m confused, and trying to put my worries behind me, but I don’t know how to go about finding answers. Each time I pray at night, before I go to bed, I bring my concerns to God. I’ve been trying to learn more about Catholicism as a result of my problems, and been trying to be a better Catholic than I have been in the past.

I feel nervous about calling the Church Office, and setting up an appointment. I currently live at home, and I know my mom has probably been wondering why I’ve been acting differently recently. But she hasn’t asked, and I’m glad. This is something I don’t want to talk to her about, but I do discuss it with my twin sister.

Anyway, what do you guys think?

You need to speak to the Priest. He will be able to give you the correct guidance & direction. I’ll be praying to the Holy Spirit to give yoy strength & fortitude in your time of need.

Thank you for your advice and prayers! Let me know if I can do anything for you in the future. :slight_smile:

Prayer is good, but you need a more active approach.

You may need to seek both a priest and a counselor. A priest can help you mete out your spiritual issues (those with a scrupulous conscience need a spiritual director, period) and a mental health professional may help you manage your anxious condition.

Keep all of us in your prayers. :tiphat:

I became a little like you, and managed through talking out loud to Our Father in heaven! Was hard to do at first, however I found solitude at our church where I live (New Zealand) and I finally was able to convince the Parish Priest that I was genuine! First of all He opened the church for me early in the morning, and then finally gave me the key. Just being able to say to God how I was feeling, or seeing things, started me on the path of truth, and better knowledge of God.
I needed to be accepted as a person, ME! I needed to love and be loved as a whole person. This is what true Love does. I was accepted simply for what I am. It gave me worth, and it is still making my life!
I go to the same church every day to talk with God/Jesus, and He never says much, but He is the best listener I have , and the new Priest is my friend too! I feel now that being grateful to God for who I am, I needed to be thankful for my parents, and , they helped me become the person I am today. God is blessing you already!:thumbsup:

You come across to me as one who needs to FEEL peace,
Jesus CAME to bring peace, He said “Peace I leave with you,
My peace I give you, NOT peace as THE WORLD gives do I
give to you” John 14, To be at peace with yourself, you’ll need
a clear conscience, by the sacrament of confession, and living
a righteous and holy life, a kingdom life Rom 14:17 to be at
peace with your neighbor, you need forgiveness, and love, to
be at peace with God, you’ll need faith and trust in His leading,
that just about covers ALL the bases!

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