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new therapist didn't work out

Posted by bluebutterfly , 15 January 2014 · 170 views

So I saw the new therapist and did not like her--so I'm going to have to continue looking.  My sister's therapist was just so great and I felt so comfortable and cared for right away.  
I think the point where I really shut down when I was talking to the new therapist was when she asked me how I was sleeping.  I told her that I slept fine, but I did take over the counter sleeping pills.  She asked what I was taking and I drew a blank--my brain is so confused by the depression that I just couldn't remember.  When I saw my psychiatrist I knew he would ask me so I made a point of reading the label so I could tell him--and he said what I was taking was fine.   But I hadn't looked it up before seeing the therapist so I couldn't remember.
She said:  "You really need to know what you're taking."  It sounded critical and I just shut down and didn't talk much for the rest of the session.  Even before that point I was uncomfortable.  As soon as I walked into her office I felt uneasy because her chair was so far away from the sofa where I would be sitting.  When we started talking I still felt uncomfortable--with my sister's therapist it was easy for me to talk.  That therapist just was so caring and empathetic that I felt like talking to her.  
At this point I've seen enough therapists that I'm not going to waste my time and money on someone I don't click with.  But it's frustrating--it's difficult finding a therapist that's a good match.  

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