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Re: New ? therapist

Posted by Victoria on June 22, 1999, at 18:50:19

In reply to New ? therapist , posted by jane on June 20, 1999, at 21:58:35

Here's my two cents again: It does sound now like you should explore making a change. After that amount of time, I think you should feel that your problems have improved in some way. My experience differs from Danny's and JohnL's. My psychiatrist is a very good therapist; to help ensure that he would be, I looked for someone with psychoanalytic training. I'm not in classical analysis, but it makes him a good therapist and I really like the fact that psychoanalysts must go through analysis as part of their training, so they know what it's like to be a patient. I would personally be very uncomfortable with a therapist who made me feel "high"; I'm more interested in someone who will listen to what I feel. But different strokes . . . And that's the point. You need to find a therapist who's a good fit with you. Perhaps you don't have to "quit" your current doc before you explore other options. You could find a few other names and set up appointments to meet them and discuss your situation and expectations, sort of like getting a "second opinion." Good luck!

> I wrote in April to say I was struggling trying to relate to a new pdoc (old one retired). I received some very helpful advice from Victoria (et al), and tried to follow thru with the dialog with the new MD.
> Well, since then I changed drugs to celexa (ok,but get migraines) - but I still can't relate to this guy.
> Shouldn't I feel SOMETHING? I keep saying that I don't feel there is anything in particular to talk about,
> and that I haven't a clue what direction we''re going
> and I question what if anything I'm accomplishing.
> HE always says that issues may come up if we keep talking and that he thinks "we" are making progress.
> I just don't get it - after a year and 28 visits shouldn't I have a clue about direction, accomplishments, something? Shouldn't I feel something? Anything? Any suggestions?




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