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Good therapist-cop/Bad therapist-cop

Posted by gardenergirl on August 4, 2004, at 9:38:44

So, I went to see a pdoc for the first time ever. I was feeling like my GP and I were in over our heads in managing my meds (I'm a poet and I don't know it.) Fortunately, since I kind of picked her at random, and she was the only one out of about a dozen I called who is accepting new patients, she is comfortable prescribing MAOI's.

However, she was pretty, er, blunt. Kind of mean, actually. She did agree that there is a lot in my history which is best worked through with psychodynamic therapy, but she also said "insight is great, but at some point you need to *do* something." Okay, I can agree with that.

But she also said I am acting like a child in my marriage and in life, basically, and it was time I grew up and got my act together. Yikes! Now, in some ways, I can see perfectly how she would come to this conclusion. But jeepers, we just met! It didn't feel good to hear it. And it kind of goes against the regression that is happening right now in therapy.

So anyway, she increased my Nardil, and I am going to see her once a month for medication management. She also is going to work with me on changing some bad habits, like procrastination. I know that my T would not be the type to work with me on something like this, so I feel okay about working with her on this. But I wonder how it will go to have essentially two T's for a while, who are doing two very different things...will it be a good adjunct? or will it run counter to what I've been doing so far?

And another question...I didn't get a chance to talk to my T about getting a pdoc before he went on vacation because I actually got an appt. with her the day after I called. (can you believe it?)I am worried about how he will react. I suppose he will say it can't hurt, but that it is not what he thinks will be helpful. I don't know. I feel sneaky, although it is not intentional.

For those who see a pdoc and a T, how does it work for you? Any conflict between the two? And what do you think about her attitude?






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