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Re: Therapist said she can't help me now....

Posted by peddidle on August 9, 2009, at 14:04:16

In reply to Therapist said she can't help me now...., posted by gibbons482 on August 7, 2009, at 21:34:11

I agree with what everyone else has said, and I also have a few things to add. My T has said similar things to me at various times (most recently, when I asked to keep seeing her even though I finished school), though not exactly in those words. She has said that she didn't think she was helping me, so it would be remiss of her not to suggest other options (i.e. IOP, DBT), etc. It hurts to hear that, but at the same time, it's reassuring to hear that she honestly is just thinking about what is best for me. She even reiterated that fact in the message she wrote in a book she gave me. So, while I'm really upset about it, I TRY to keep remembering that she's doing it because she truly cares (I emphasize "try" because I still haven't accepted it yet).

Maybe your T could have chosen her words differently, but like the others have said, I think she is just looking out for your well-being. You say that you think maybe she's tired of listening to you go over the same things in your sessions, but maybe you're just picking up on her frustration with herself over your treatment.

That said, I don't think there is anything wrong with asking what her reasoning is behind those statements. Did she say that she wouldn't see you until/unless you were stable on meds, or was she just saying that you really need to get your meds figured out right now in addition to therapy? Maybe it would help to understand her thoughts behind those statements.




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