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Author Topic: having trouble with Therapist  (Read 1209 times)

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Offline foster2006

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having trouble with Therapist
« on: August 16, 2006, 11:20:58 PM »
When I try to talk about certain things (not neccessarily HIV related) she says we are not going to talk about it.  She also forces me attend a group that I find about useless.   I do not recommend her to anyone seeking therapy.  The Consumer Advocate that works with clients of the mental health center I go to, is looking for another HIV team or such to take over my mental health therapy, etc. 

Part of the problem stems from the fact that she and the Psych Dr think they are GOD. I am in the process of getting my local ASO and the local mayors HIV counsel involved.

Any other suggestions?
« Last Edit: August 16, 2006, 11:51:57 PM by foster2006 »
11/21/2006 CD4        VL <50
10/02/2006 CD4 1034 VL 114
09/06/2006 CD4 1595 VL   87
08/02/2006 CD4 1266 VL <50
06/07/2006 CD4 1412 VL <50

Diagnosed 10/18/2004
Truvada(1x day) & Maraviroc (2x day)

Offline allopathicholistic

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Re: having trouble with Therapist
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2006, 11:54:33 PM »
And what reason did she give??!?!??!

Kick 'em to the curb!     >:(  >:(


 
With someone like that, you never know - you might walk out a psychomess even though you walked in just fine
« Last Edit: August 17, 2006, 09:19:12 AM by allopathicholistic »

Offline Jeffreyj

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Re: having trouble with Therapist
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2006, 12:35:53 AM »
Fire her ass. Period.
Positive since 1985

Offline frenchpat

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Re: having trouble with Therapist
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2006, 02:58:20 AM »
Dump her!

I had to do the same with an old fart who did not want to hear anything remotely connected with my being gay. We went nowhere - reminds me I still owe him money ::)

Pat
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Offline DanielMark

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Re: having trouble with Therapist
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2006, 05:34:00 AM »
Wow Foster,

That therapist sounds completely out to lunch! Any therapist that would tell a client "we are not going to talk about ..." anything, is not professional. I'm with the others: dump her!

Daniel
MEDS: REYATAZ & KIVEXA (SINCE AUG 2008)

MAY 2000 LAB RESULTS: CD4 678
VL STILL UNDETECTABLE

DIAGNOSED IN 1988

Offline Bartro

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Re: having trouble with Therapist
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2006, 08:38:54 AM »
I ended up with a stinker of a therapist too.  There was only one in the area that my insurance would help pay for.  He turned out to be a Catholic priest working in a private practice.  He never layed any religious stuff on me but he seemed to be a real closet case.  I ended up going to a therapist that I financed on my own. 

How do you know when it's time to quit a therapist?  The day you realize that he or she is crazier than you!
Rusty

Offline Alain

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Re: having trouble with Therapist
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2006, 08:50:00 AM »
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« Last Edit: November 04, 2006, 01:43:08 PM by cowandalehouse »

Offline Oceanbeach

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Re: having trouble with Therapist
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2006, 07:40:45 PM »
I fired my first Therapist at the first meeting.  Have the best day
Michael

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Offline Eldon

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Re: having trouble with Therapist
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2006, 09:56:39 PM »
Hello Foster, it is Eldon. Definitely get yourself another Therapist.

 


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