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Re: Lott: Please answer the follow up question

Posted by deborah anne lott on August 5, 2005, at 20:50:09

In reply to Re: Lott: Please answer the follow up question deborah anne lott, posted by Racer on August 4, 2005, at 13:14:42

Wow, that does sound bad. Glad that you were able to get away and get some help.

> > I've lost some of the thread here. What did you report your therapist for? What happened?
> Well, the nutshell version is that the therapist I reported was grossly incompetent and negligent; triggered both Anorexia Nervosa and agoraphobia; IGNORED my report of both in favor of telling me that I was neither anorexic nor agoraphobic, but rather so psychologically disturbed because of Borderline Personality Disorder (she wasn't sure of that, maybe it was Narcissistic Personality Disorder -- what she was sure of, though, was that it was a Personality Disorder, because "everyone has a personality...") that I was incapable of seeing that EVERYTHING in my life was entirely my fault; pressured me to continue seeing her rather than terminating when I was clearly becoming much worse; failed to note that I had lost one third of my body weight; refused to discuss either the anorexia or the anxiety, in favor of bludgeoning me to "accept my Axis II disorder" (which had never been dx'd by anyone -- she didn't even dx it in my chart); and spent a lot of time discussing her failure at her diet, and the importance of being "mindful" when eating, stopping when one's physical hunger was satisfied. (Note to Ts: that's not a great thing to tell an Anorexic...)
> Those are the basic things I reported her for. She would also do things like jump out of her chair and start her, "I'm a Drama Therapist, so I *have* to act out for you what you're doing..." That might not have been so bad if her interpretations had had ANYTHING to do with what was actually going on, but maybe that's too much to ask...
> Anyway, thank you for answering the question. My current T -- who is competent, I'm happy to report -- strongly encouraged me to report her, and the doctor at the same agency, and doing so helped me a bit, just by helping me see that I *can* use my voice. Whether or not anyone hears me, remains to be seen.
> Thank you for visiting with us. You've certainly provided a very valuable perspective, and I suspect I can speak for others when I say that we appreciate it.




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