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Re: Psychiatrist doesn't want me anymore :(

Posted by responsiblek9 on November 17, 2003, at 5:33:36

In reply to Psychiatrist doesn't want me anymore :(, posted by Elle2021 on November 14, 2003, at 1:06:19

Elle I know this very issue. Have had this happen. But every single therapist I have had has told me they are not trained for what is wrong with me. Mine is PTSD with Fugue disorder and schizoaffective personality. Not easy to treat.
I did ask what was their skills and could we at least try. but there does come a time where I can see and they can see I need new ideas . So we either drag some up or I ask them to refer me to someone who has different skills. Have not found a therapist yet who is skilled in the Fugue problems. I dont get anything but Psych docs who want to hand me meds instead of behavior modification. So I have to rely on the therapist and even the med doc who comes up with some great ideas to try on different things. But it is so hard to change therapists . I get new Psych docs every year since I go to a university teaching hospital for a Psychiatrist. One thing i have found is some people can get very attached to a therapist or Psych doc. maybe it is my personality disorder but I dont get attached.
But one thing i have found over the years is if someone says they cant help you and start making themselves unavailable , then I start looking for some one else to help. I do ask for refferals from the existing. But I also will look on my own also. I do tend to take control of my treatment . I have had to . Sometimes when we want to get better we have to make changes we dont like. And leaving someone we are comfortable with is very difficult. I also have asked to retrack over info they did work with me on to make sure I have it solid to keep me going until I get a new therapist. I hope things work out for you. My heart is with you on this.
responsible k9 in Colorado
> For the past few sessions I have been seeing my therapist, it feels as if he is trying to pass me off to someone else. He has been saying things like, "I have to give you my professional apology, I just don't think I'm qualified to treat you (I'm BPD)." "Would you like to talk to one of our psychologists?" "I would like to find a psychiatrist for you that is closer to where you live." I told him that even if he did find a therapist closer to where I lived I wouldn't go because it is such a small town...and word gets around fast. I think basically he is tired of treating me. I used to see him every two weeks and now he has shortened it to once a month. The last three sessions he has cancelled. He had a "miscommunication" and didn't return my phone call. The next time I see him will be in December, and who knows, he will probably cancel that app. too. I have been with him for almost two years now. I think he thinks I'm a hopeless case. I'm about ready to cry. Need some encouragement/advice.
> Elle




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