Posted by krem on December 3, 2004, at 14:06:52
In reply to Re: I LOVE IT, posted by gardenergirl on December 1, 2004, at 22:24:46
I really am sorry about offending you! I can definitely understand why the post I made was offensive and to be honest, after I wrote it I was more than a little chagrined.
You're right, I have trouble with some of the strange dynamics in the doctor-patient relationship with psychiatry. I have no doubt that you are sincere in your training to be a therapist and that you will be an excellent one and help people.
It feels weird to me sometimes, that I pay someone and I tell them things that make me so vulnerable, but they are closed entirely to me. Recently I thought about how I invited people I wasn't close to at all to my wedding, and that I feel very close to my shrink, but that it would cross ethical boundaries if I'd invited her. At least I think it would. It's a strange relationship, and sometimes I feel strange about it.
It's also hard sometimes to feel like a doctor is really honestly focusing on how to help me be healthy and happy when the spectre of malpractice is always looming.
But I really really do apologize gardengirl. I wish you the best in your studies and in your eventual practice.