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Re: miss old therapist lonelygal

Posted by gardenergirl on September 25, 2004, at 20:11:12

In reply to Re: miss old therapist, posted by lonelygal on September 25, 2004, at 18:39:12

> Its been over a month and I still haven't received my records from old t. I wrote an e-mail to director of clinic to try to get my old records today (i tried to be really nice and not say anything to accuse old t, just that i wanted my records). I dunno if I'll ever get them.

Hi LG, they might be waiting to receive an official "release of information" form. Your new T should be able to help you with this, or you can ask the director or someone at the old place what the procedure is. In my state it is state law that you have access to your records. It varies from state to state, but you might want to check into that if you do want to pursue this. Some places want you to go over the record with someone who can explain the documentation process and meaning to you in case you have questions or concerns.

> I really feel awful. I guess therapists have to fake that they like the client. I want someone to be on my side and actually really care about me. I guess that will not happen. Maybe I shouldn't go to therapy anymore. It does cost a whole lot and I'm still in school too. I'm so sad.

Well, I can only speak from my training and experience in working with clients...but I never had to fake liking a client. I genuinely cared about and liked all of mine. Some I had to search a bit harder for what was likeable, but I always found something. I can't say that all T's do this. But they are supposed to be genuine. Liking a client is not actually a requirement for good therapy, but I believe the client can tell if you are not coming from a genuine place.

Do you think you might be able to discuss some of this with your new T?





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