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Re: Ever wonder why your T is evasive? EmmyS

Posted by lonelygirl on March 21, 2004, at 23:27:51

In reply to Re: Ever wonder why your T is evasive?, posted by EmmyS on March 21, 2004, at 19:00:37

I think another thing that's different is that we usually see the therapist for longer and more frequently than any other doctor. The imbalance of information therefore increases over time. I did not feel a great need to learn about my psychologist after the initial consultation, because that was mostly just a cursory checklist/interview. At the time I found out he was going to be my regular therapist (which I did not know during the consultation), I read his bio on the health center's web site (which is not at all detailed or personal), and I was fine with that. It wasn't until about 2 or 3 sessions later that I really started to care about him and want to know about him.

I imagine that if you had some other kind of health problem that required seeing a doctor once a week for an hour at a time, you would probably begin to feel something similar about that doctor. I don't think this situation happens very often, though.

In addition, the information another kind of doctor gets is usually physical and somewhat objective. The information a therapist has is incredibly personal. The therapist knows who you are; the doctor knows the condition of your body.

Anyway, those are just some more thoughts.


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