- 5 years ago
So I’ve seen over half a dozen therapists/counselors/etc… since I was 11 and my parents separated. Some have been good, some not so good, some just annoying as hell. Most I didn’t stick with for very long because I moved or my insurance changed, etc…
So after I got out of the hospital and my therapist decided to refer me to someone else, I was so apprehensive. I at least liked him and he was pretty good. But he didn’t feel he had the time that I needed and felt like it was a conflict to see me individually and then also see DH and I together.
So he referred me to a psychologist in the same building and I’ve had two appointments so far and she is just really great. She lets me get off topic a bit without cutting me off, but can refocus without it feeling rude or like she doens’t care about what I wanted to say. She’s also willing to see me twice a week – which is good for me since I lost my job and the weeks are long and filled with depressed thoughts and anxiety. And we set goals. I don’t know that I’ve really had a therapist who set specific treatment goals, other than being asked “so what would you like to get out of therapy?” And I was really honest with her about things I have not shared with anyone, including previous therapists (even my last one).
So I am finally feeling optimistic and hopeful.
I just wanted to share, since it’s been a while since I’ve felt this optimistic.
And also so that anyone else out there who might be in therapy or wanting to see a therapist can see that it is possible to find a good therapist that you can really work well with, even if it takes a few tries to find the right person.