New mom to 14yr old with ADHD, was seeing psychologist for 8months , just fired her yesterday. She was always threatening and negative and forgetful of our conversations. We would see her for weekly visits and she expected many demands to be completed within that week. She never dealt with anxiety issues that went along with ADHD. She was forcing my son to join a group at school when she knows he has anxiety this is difficult task.
I was looking for support and celebrate the positives, the small victories. She over looked them and focused on what he didn't do.
My belief is everything is a process and it takes time to get to a certain point, it shouldn't be forced.
This was our first psychologist and it has left me feeling betrayed and untrusting.
I am looking for compassion, understanding, positive feedback, work together kind of approach. Maybe I want to much?
One thing for sure is that I should have scared or worried feelings when paying for psychologist to help my son. They work for us ...to help us..not destroy any hope.
She wanted him to drop classes if he failed!! Without thinking maybe he could get extra help first with tutoring..she wanted to be in control of his life. That's when I put my foot down, he is my son, and we will exhaust all possibilities before dropping a class besides he still has 2 marking periods left...he has chance to pass!!
Has anyone experienced this before?