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Re: I hate my new therapist.

Posted by moonshadow on July 28, 2009, at 7:45:54

In reply to Re: I hate my new therapist. moonshadow, posted by Dinah on July 27, 2009, at 20:31:35

> Well, if you were looking for a therapist, you'd expect to interview a few before finding one that was a good fit, wouldn't you? Just because this one was recommended by your therapist doesn't mean it's a good fit for you.
> If you don't like her approach to therapy, you have every right to look for a therapist who is more what you're looking for.
> I recognize the disappointment that can come from a bad recommendation from someone we care about and expect to know us. My therapist gave me a few awful recommendations, and one good one. I think it's normal to hope that our therapist put a lot of care into who they recommend for us. But even if your therapist did, she only knows this person as a colleague, not as a therapist. It's ok if your old therapist was wrong about this.

Thanks for the responses.
After thinking about it some more, I've decided to give it a couple more sessions. I told her I was uncomfortable with the silence - I'm hoping that she may be able to sort of meet me halfway, at least in the beginning. She's a psychiatrist who does therapy, and I know this is the only type of therapy she does.

As for looking for another therapist - I may have to, but I don't want to. My old therapist did so much calling around. Finding someone who's competent in my area, and who is on my insurance? Rare. I never thoughtI don't want to. I was so difficult.

Everything about my new therapist - near a friend who can babysit my daughter, she can prescribe meds if needed, she's quick to return calls, my insurance takes her... so many things are great. I think I need to open up myself to doing therapy in a different sort of way.




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