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Re: Is 'Dr. Sanity' an undiagnosed BPD? *Triggers* Squiggles

Posted by Maria01 on September 3, 2007, at 12:29:38

In reply to Re: Is 'Dr. Sanity' an undiagnosed BPD? *Triggers* Maria01, posted by Squiggles on September 3, 2007, at 12:13:44

That's OK to a point, but a good T can be more objective. Sometimes our friends and loved ones can't be objective and it can really cloud their perspective. Relatives are not objective either, and in the case of a lot of people here, are not a good source of feedback/comfort, etc. A good, well-trained, mentally fit T can be an asset. The key is finding a competent T. Dr's are too darn busy, and can't address a lot of serious problems in the space of their 15-minute office visits, and many of them have little or no training in active listening and other skills that could help. Their main goal is to treat a physical ailment and move on. A good doc, however, will refer a patient to a T if they feel the patient would benefit. Doesn't happen too often, though.

I've lost a lot of respect for the counseling/psychology profession, but there are good T's out there that can of huge benefit to people who may not have the options you suggested.

I'm definitely not religious, so a clery member/rabbi would be pretty far out of the question for me and others like myself who are not religious or even spiritual.


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