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Re: Could two therapists work? zenhussy

Posted by fleeting flutterby on June 4, 2009, at 9:46:43

In reply to Could two therapists work?, posted by zenhussy on June 4, 2009, at 1:00:07

> and what if this idea was from the therapist themselves?<<

--flutterby: That could mean that T. is wanting to help and feels it could be good to add other references to the help-- like another T. One human can only know and do so much-- maybe having two could be twice the help.... maybe....

> feeling skeptical but given circumstances beyond control the necessity to seek new therapist has arisen.<<

---flutterby: Sorry I'm a bit confused-- are you meaning that you are looking to replace your current T.? or are you just looking for a new T. to supplement your current one--- you know-- like some people take a vitamin every day and then take a vitamin C to supplement.

> have the good fortune of therapist and pdoc who are in frequent communication and use team approach whenever called for. has made huge difference in last few years w/ advances in healing and understanding supported by their team mentality.<<

---flutterby: Oh that is wonderful, I'm glad for you.

> not looking forward to interviewing new ppl for this next leg of the long healing journey.<<

---flutterby: I sure don't blame you-- yuk. I don't like that either. In fact I never do that-- I just go and then argue with myself after weeks if this person is going to work or not.

> therapist said that perhaps a team approach of two therapists might be useful for those of us w/ deep trauma(s) in our lives.<<

---flutterby: that could be-- it's worth a try, isn't it? could you go back to the way things were before if you find it's not so good for you?

> have read much over the years of therapists not being keen on this idea. makes sense and agree for most part. too easy to segment out information and be selective in what's shared where....even knowing they'll be in touch cousulting on the case.
> but to have two separate therapists each week working on one's case and treat, in their own styles and approaches, the client as a team? separate but in touch, on par, and like minded enough to manage the challenges that come up in working w/ deep trauma survivors.
> skeptical but curious.<<

----flutterby: Yes, I would be too. but like I said, mabye it's worth a try?

> still in shock over abrupt changes that make continuing the work w/ this therapist of past several years not really an option any longer. at least not the level of work we had been attending to over the past few years anyway.
> it took so long to get to this point of even trusting this therapist and achieving this level of work. so hard to imagine rebuilding that level of trust w/ someone new. how long before the trust permeates all levels? took years w/ the current therapist.<<

---flutteby: yes, I so understand your concerns.

>> patience, support and stability are very key things for deep trauma survivors and when one of those things goes out of balance it is a deep blow to the fragile psyche and more fragile healing parts.<<

---flutterby: Ah, yes! this is what happened to me and it can be so damaging. what you said-- patience, support and stability are SO VERY important-- yes!

> not doing therapy is not an option. take time and interview new ppl as solo therapist or try the approach of two therapist who agree to co-treat our case?<<

---flutterby: I think, I'd try the two therapists first. One already knows you and you've trusted. at least perhaps, you'd have that knonw one to fall back on if things got rocky with the new one. jsut a suggestion.....

> it hurts it hurts it hurts it hurts so damn much.<<

---flutterby: I'm sorry. to trust and feel safe is so important to some of us. my heart is with you in your upset.





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