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Just out of curiosity...

Discussion in 'The Coffee House' started by sinnssykdom, Oct 22, 2009.

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  1. sinnssykdom

    sinnssykdom Banned Member

    How many psychatrists and/or therapists have you all gone through?

    I will be going on to my second psych... hopefully this one is good. And im on my second therapist who is ok.

    Just wondering how many times people switched or how many people have gone through until they found one they liked.

    (and sorry if i posted this in the wrong spot)
  2. Datura

    Datura Well-Known Member

    8 psychiatrists
    2 psychologists
    5 therapists (4 if one visit doesn't count)

    That I can recall, at least.
    3 of my therapists gave up on me
  3. Tobes

    Tobes Well-Known Member

    I've been through 3 health care workers, 2 psychologists and one psychiatrist. They all, when I've talked to them, have encouraged me to keep talking and figure out my problem for myself, while giving minimal input themselves. I get infinte more help and advice from my father, who is not any of these. He's the one I go to when I have a problem, and he always teaches me something and actually helps me solve the problem instead of simply asking questions.
  4. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Member Safety & Support SF Supporter

    1 psychiatrist and 1 therapist

    The psych just didn't have a clue how to help me. She had never seen anyone with such an extreme case of (agoraphobia, or just anxiety? she couldnt even tell which one)

    The therapist was awesome :D
  5. Ordep

    Ordep Well-Known Member

    0 on anything related to mental health, not really by my choice tough.
  6. Tam

    Tam Well-Known Member

    5 psychiatrists, 6 group therapies, 8 therapists plus numerous single session one off discussions with various counsellors. Hmm pretty crap track record really.
    And I'm still looking (to be fair, one of the therapists was really good, but I moved.)

    Tobes, you've hit the nail on the head for me there:

    That's exactly what bothers me the most about them, I'm beginning to think it's a real cop out on their part.
  7. Ordep

    Ordep Well-Known Member

    That's exactly why I really don't push it to see a therapist. If I'm supposed to figure things out myself I can very well do it at home, I don't need a breathing wall to talk to.
  8. justmeonlyme

    justmeonlyme Long Time SFer Staff Alumni

    1 breif intervention cansalar
    2 cansalars
    1 cansalar/social woker
    they have all sucked but coz im a minor i dont get alot of say in the mater of who i see. at least im finaly old enough not to have to get perent permission to see the cansalar (you have to be 16)
  9. sinnssykdom

    sinnssykdom Banned Member

    i ditched my social worker/therapist/counsellor whatever you call it pretty useless to be honest. Seeing my 3rd Psych....... fun fun fun
  10. Scully

    Scully Well-Known Member

    1 psychiatrist
    2 psychologists
    5? 6? x? social workers....
  11. Little_me

    Little_me Well-Known Member

    5 psychiatrists (docs)
    4 therapists so far
    2 professional psychologists

    Within 2 years... Quite many I guess
  12. bubblin girl

    bubblin girl Well-Known Member

  13. Remedy

    Remedy Chat & Forum Buddy

    1 life coach [was actually the most helpful]
    3 therapists
  14. ~Claire

    ~Claire Well-Known Member

    4 psychiatrists (2 were locums).
    1 psychologist.
    1 CPN.

    I had some involvement with the CAMHT too but I don't count them.
  15. Witty_Sarcasm

    Witty_Sarcasm Eccentric writer, general weirdo, heedless heathen

    None yet...I'm sure I could use the help though
  16. ZombiePringle

    ZombiePringle Forum Buddy and Antiquities Friend

    like 3 or 4 psych doctors and about 4 therapists. I'm actually gonna look for a new psych doctor soon.
  17. sudut

    sudut Well-Known Member

    would you advice someone to try them out? did you receive any help?
  18. snarrylover

    snarrylover Well-Known Member

    3 therapists, 1 of which was for anger management. lol I joked about having gone to anger management at work the other week - they didn't believe me coz I'm so quiet.

    I'm not entirely sure of the difference between psychiatrists, psychologists, and therapists though.
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