Posted by Poet on November 19, 2004, at 13:37:33
In reply to lateness and therapists, posted by dawnfawn on November 19, 2004, at 5:58:48
I think that you ran into and from (good for you) four egocentric therapists who need to get their priorities straight. The one who looked forward to speaking with you because you're friends with someone famous deserves a prize for most inappropriate professional manner.
I've only seen one therapist and one pdoc (who does therapy and psychoanalysis, but I see him for meds management only) so maybe I don't have enough experience, but that said.
My therapist tends to run a few minutes late and always apologizes. I know that she gives people extra time when they need it, which I appreciate. She's never kept me waiting 10 minutes or more.
I see pdoc once a month, and he's been late only once. He apologized and said he was on the phone for a consult. He could be considered a *god* in his field, but must not have the ego problem you found. I have been more than five minutes late for the last two appointments, so my track record of lateness is worse than his. Good shrink, bad patient?
I'm glad you finally lucked out on number five. I can't believe the rudness you encountered from supposed professionals.