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a therapist's personality means alot

Posted by friesandcoke on July 18, 2009, at 21:02:33

as i stated in another post, my best therapist in the world retired a year ago. she hand picked a replacement for me and it was a disaster. the hand picked replacement was/is having an ongoing crisis in her life and it was spilling over into our sessions. i terminated our working relationship having gotten zero benefit from her skills and have gone on two interviews to meet other therapists. i couldn't stand either of them. the first one was so cold. she didn't smile once and her body didn't move. it was like she was frozen in one position in her chair. her room was huge and the chair i sat in....are you ready for this? was on the other side of the room! i couldn't believe how far away the chair was. it was embarrasing and awkward. i mean it was really almost against the wall on the other side of the very large office. the second one was well, nuts.i love dogs don't get me wrong, but she had her dog in the room. he was laying on a love seat. there was no warning beforehand when i made the appointment that a dog would be there. and i am a huge dog lover, don't get me wrong. i really respect dogs. but it was stressful in a way because the dog is her beloved pet and i felt funny sitting on a love seat with her beloved dog laying next to me. she took her shoes off during the session and was dangling her bare feet in front of me. one of the first thing she talked about was money too and that bugged me. she also asked me where i lived and started to then asked me "do you know so and so, they live there and his dog and my dog come from the same litter". needless to say i am not going would have been "professional" to let someone know beforehand i think that a dog would be there. it isn't a therapy dog for her or anything. it is her beloved pet. i walked into her office and there was a food and water bowl on the floor. it was very strange. and the love seat was covered in dog hair.




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