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Jessi12ok0427
Jessi12ok0427
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So I went to a psychologist and he straight up told me I was being over dramatic and I was making things worse or up in my head. I went almost begging for help and feel so helpless

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Dolphin14

This was your first appointment.

If so I would move on to find someone else.

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Jessi12ok0427

He's treated me a year or so before so I'm extremely confused why it is this way now

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Dolphin14

Oh that's odd.

What did he offer for supportive comments after he made the statements? Like what are the goals?

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Jessi12ok0427

I'm not really sure he wants to see me. He told me digest our conversation and decide to schedule later

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argh52

I had a therapist flip on me overnight. It's devastating.

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Jessi12ok0427

Ya I almost felt abandoned by one of the few I trusted to open up to

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borderriever

I do not know where you live.

If you have had this therapist before He may feel at a loss on how to address your concerns ?

Was there any baggage left between the two of you when you had your last treatment together ?. Contact His Office and find out what caused this outburst. You may need a new therapist

BOB

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Jessi12ok0427

I don't understand the change because we worked well together in the past. I only left because of insurance issues

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borderriever

That may be something to do with it, I am in the UK so our system is different here

Contact your Insurance Company and explain what happened or you could try the Therapist Office and explain what has happened and ask for that explanation.

If you need a different Operator, your Insurance company should suggest a different one

BOB

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optimuscoolbeans

I would guess some other factors are involved with this situation. Given that you have been working with him for a year. I sometimes forget that my therapist is a person besides a therapist. Life problems just like the rest.

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Joanne1972

Ive wondered if this kind of blunt statement is actually a technique as this kind of comment been made to me on 3 different occasions by 3 different people. I was so shocked at the time and it really effected me. i wondered if they were designed to shock you and to make you think differently. The alternative is there are some really not sympathetic people out there claiming to help.

Once on the phone to the Samaritans the lady said to me 'well it sounds like you've made your mind up' regarding thinking of suicide. It shocked me so much out of my thinking I ended up focusing on that and my mind went from suicide to disbelief.

One other time I saw someone for help, I got 'oh your one of those over emotional types are you! 😳

I was crying at the time over something most people would be upset by.

Oh my mind just gone blank by the third...which maybe proving my point that some statements like that just shock you n throw you completely off course n interrupt the way you were thinking.

Jo

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Jessi12ok0427

I made a comment about not wanting to be around but if not for my son and he completely ignored that. I thought that that statement would kinda show I'm begging for help and it's bad but I guess not

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Agora1

Jessi, I agree with you in that it should have sent up some red flags

as to how desperate your state is right now. Sometimes we just run

our course with doctors and/or therapists. Things change even professionals.

He doesn't show the interest that you need, might be time to move on. xx

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Spaz119

Umm. Am I the only here who thinks that therapist sucks? They are there to help. This sounds more like something my mother would say. She could not empathize with me because she never felt the way I do so she would tell me I’m being ridiculous.

Guess she could have started her own practice!!

Get away from that A-hole. 😡

Nothing is “too dramatic “ when it’s happening to you. And certainly someone who dismisses you like this, and it’s their job....sucks!

Oh, nice one to the person that told someone who is suicidal that they have already made up their mind so why bother talking about it.

I wonder if they work in the same office.😁

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