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I can't get a better therapist because that would cost money and neither I nor anyone in my family has that and they probably think I should be happy with the one I've got should I try and explain myself to him a little better? I just know he won't get it... but I tend to assume the worst.. I've been seeing this therapist for over a year for just PTSD. that's what he specializes in. but he makes me feel like I'm making other stuff up. who knows, maybe I am. I wouldn't know

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    • 901Snoop

      753d

      It's okay to change therapist. I just switched to a different therapist after 6 month but my other therapist and I must say best decision I ever made.

    • 901Snoop

      753d

      It's okay to change therapist. I just switched to a different therapist after 6 month but my other therapist and I must say best decision I ever made.

    • diamondmama

      753d

      I've seen many a therapist in my time and I know from experience that if you don't feel right, they aren't right for you. Sure, they may need to help you through some tough and uncomfortable feelings. But if you aren't feeling better overall or improving, it's time to move on. If you have insurance, call and see who else is available that they will cover. Sometimes word of mouth is the best reference. Or you could even ask your PCP if they have anyone they recommend. Good luck and keep fighting for yourself!

    • Agoraphoby3

      756d

      Please try to change therapists. I was stuck with a therapist who was very condescending and didn't understand panic disorder or agoraphobia at all. I thought i was doing something wrong or that I was weak. After a year, she gave up on me and said there's nothing more she can do and maybe there's something else wrong with me. I found a different therapist through 365counseling.com and the difference is night and day. Ive gotten further in a few weeks with her than I did in a year with the other. You are the customer, you pay them whether its insurance or out of pocket or both. Make sure you're getting what YOU need from it.

      • breadbored

        753d

        @Agoraphoby3 tysm!! I will look at that! I was feeling a little hopeless like there isn't a therapist that could see what I mean or handle it well. And I'm afraid of jumping from one person to the next cause I would feel like I'm actually making stuff up. But I'm glad u found someone who understands and I hope I can too!!💕

    • MommyShark

      756d

      You need to assert your personal boundaries and advocate louder if they aren't listening to you. People tend to downplay many things associated with mental illness and this seems like a perfect example. You're not being taken seriously. If you boldly stand up for yourself they really won't have any choice but to comply. It seems to me their control over you is your own self doubt. You should NEVER doubt yourself when it comes to any aspect of your health because nobody knows your body the way you do.

      • breadbored

        753d

        @MommyShark thank you 😊 that makes me feel better.. at this point I just don't think this therapist would know what to do even if I was totally honest. I'll try and find someone else.. someone that listens and can handle it, I hope <3

    • LyraDaenestra

      756d

      If you don't feel that he is right for you he probably isn't. He might specialize in ptsd but that could mean anything. Maybe he specializes in only military men, maybe he specializes with ptsd in general but not your personal reaction to it. If he makes you feel like you can't trust yourself and doesn't correct it then he's not right. It's very common to get someone unfit for your specific needs even in specialist situations. Because for them it's a job, and for you it's your life and happiness. If he isn't helping you learn about yourself or get anywhere, maybe a one step forward two steps back situation, then he's not worth it. As horrible as it is it's better to have no therapist than one that doesn't fit your needs.

      • breadbored

        756d

        @LyraDaenestra I'm so glad you put it that way. I think I need to start by just not seeing this therapist anymore. Thanks. He specializes mostly with family abuse and younger and older kids. Well that helped me for a little while but I have other things I need much more help with right now. I wonder what kind of therapist to look for, I have no clue where to start. There's so much..

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