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Re: Good therapist-cop/Bad therapist-cop gardenergirl

Posted by mair on August 4, 2004, at 22:11:03

In reply to Re: Good therapist-cop/Bad therapist-cop pegasus, posted by gardenergirl on August 4, 2004, at 19:31:40

Maybe I missed something but how did it come about that you agreed to therapy with this woman anyway?

I see a pdoc periodically for meds management. Since i see her so infrequently, she asks me a lot of questions which seem like they ought to be coming from a therapist, and it makes me a little uncomfortable. Although I guess part of her evaluation is to review whatever symptoms seem to be plaguing me at that moment.

I did the 2 therapist thing for awhile, really at the behest of therapist #1 (a male) who thought I might be more comfortable talking about some issues with therapist #2, a woman. They worked in the same office. I think therapist #1 was hoping therapist #2 could do some CBT with me, which really wasn't his forte at all.

After awhile it was confusing in the extreme, because what each of them did with me wasn't different enough. Also, at some point they had a falling out and I felt sort of pulled between the 2. I don't think I'd go down that road again. Unfortunately, the experience ended up souring me on both of them, so that rather than having 2 therapists, I ended up with none.

As for her attitude - try to imagine how one of your own clients would feel if you proceeded to sum her up in the first session. I think we all like to think that we're a little more complicated and multi-layered, and that neither our problems nor the solutions are so totally transparent.

Mair


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