Originally Posted by yossarian
zuh? You clearly didn't do EMDR.
Good psychologists don't just talk with you forever. They figure out the issue and then apply a scientifically established therapy.
The original poster seems to be indicating that due to childhood trauma he feels timid, nervous and anxious. There are clear therapies that can be applied to get over these emotions.
EMDR is probably one of the most effective and quick which mostly involves silent (i.e. no talking) reprocessing of emotions and traumatic thoughts/memories.
There is also progressive desensitization which is a systematic method that isn't based on talking or hearing someone talk.
The issue that the original poster described is a classic case that is probably amenable to various scientifically proven therapies - therapies that are so simple and effective but most people just don't know about them. Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tons of guys complain about having been picked on in childhood... most of very successful people too.. and that is what drove them.. they did something to change it not went to psychologist...