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Re: Is it normal for pdoc to charge $20 for ... Dinah

Posted by Deneb on July 21, 2009, at 19:34:08

In reply to Re: Is it normal for pdoc to charge $20 for ... Deneb, posted by Dinah on July 21, 2009, at 7:29:10

> I don't think that it means she doesn't care about you. Both of those things, charging for when you don't show up, or when you don't follow her rules about prescriptions, sound to me more like a way to encourage you to take her and your work together seriously. Which I'm sure you do, but it might be something important to her.

She waived the fee for me this time so maybe that is how she shows she cares too. Maybe it's a boundaries thing with her.

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> I wish you could call between sessions if you need to as well. Have you ever asked her about it? You might find she has someone filling in for her after hours, at least. Perhaps it's because she's mostly a pdoc who also does therapy? Still, I can't imagine she doesn't have something in place for emergencies.

On the reception desk there are a lot of cards with the mental health crisis line on them. I think we are supposed to call them when we are in crisis. I think in emergencies we are supposed to go to the ER.

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> Different therapists have different boundaries. My therapist reminds me that the boundaries are what enable him to care on a long term consistent basis, and that is true in any relationship - therapy or not. I don't care much for that reminder, but he is right I fear.


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