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Re: PS to Need Opinions/Is this working posts alexandra_k

Posted by winsome on September 15, 2013, at 0:10:41

In reply to Re: PS to Need Opinions/Is this working posts, posted by alexandra_k on September 14, 2013, at 21:57:03

Hi, sorry I was unclear about "what he does". He does psychotherapy and medical psychiatry. We live in a state that trains psychiatrist to give medicine and does not train them in psychotherapy. He is the exception. I came to him from his ex-partner who did psychotherapy and had to terminate out therapy so she could move with her husband. She was the first therapist to connect with me on that level.

I truly thought I would not make it when I found out she was leaving. This was at the same time that my only child, my daughter, was leaving for college far away. The combo was unreal.

That was ten years ago. She referred me to this psychiatrist who was her partner. I didn't want to see him or anyone except my referring therapist. He took me on as a favor to her. I was obstinate and resentful for 3 years before suddenly the light when on. This therapist was ok. He was trustworthy. It turned out that he was way more experience than my original therapist whom I still love and who wisely always re-directed me back to the new therapist (current one.) He diagnosed my PTSD. No one else had a clue and this was after 3 other therapists (4, counting the referring doc.)

Turned out he is the best.

We had talked long ago about the type of psychiatry practiced in our state. We came to the conclusion that he was the only one in our state to combine psychotherapy with medicine. Really! It is true.

That's what he does. It was a mutual conclusion, not just his.

Plus, he is so good at what he does in therapy. And, his boundaries are impeccable. To reassure me that he meant what he said about continuing our therapy sessions, he told my his secretary was that very minute filling out insurance forms to extend his malpractice insurance--so he can see me.

I am seeing for myself that he means what he says. Which is what HE told me when I originally questioned him about whether he could see me indefinitely or would he drop me at some point. I told him it would be worse to continue with him if that could happen. He said, "I don't offer what I can't do." He was very serious and I worried he was insulted but I needed to know.

He,s the real deal. winsome


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