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Old 01-14-2019, 12:33 PM #1
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Today Iím having my first appointment with a psychologist. I donít know exactly why I want to see her in addition to my DBT T. When I first started with DBT T, I donít think I gave her a super good chance because I was hesitant of her age and experience. However, I have grown to trust her and she is not freaked out by anything I talk about (of course that doesnít mean I still donít filter a bunch tho). I was on the waiting list for this psychologist and she has an opening now, so I thought Iíd check it out. Part of me is still hesitant with DBT T... I think Iím afraid of growing attached to her, so I have the urge to spread my support, so I donít feel too ďcloseĒ to her. I donít know if this is the right reason to see two Ts. Maybe I also feel like no one can compare to my ex T and Iím looking for someone whose style feels similar. I want to work through my attachment issues but I donít know if DBT T would be able to handle that. The psychologist specializes in trauma.
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I hope the appointment goes well. HUGS If you want them. Kit
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Today Iím having my first appointment with a psychologist. I donít know exactly why I want to see her in addition to my DBT T. When I first started with DBT T, I donít think I gave her a super good chance because I was hesitant of her age and experience. However, I have grown to trust her and she is not freaked out by anything I talk about (of course that doesnít mean I still donít filter a bunch tho). I was on the waiting list for this psychologist and she has an opening now, so I thought Iíd check it out. Part of me is still hesitant with DBT T... I think Iím afraid of growing attached to her, so I have the urge to spread my support, so I donít feel too ďcloseĒ to her. I donít know if this is the right reason to see two Ts. Maybe I also feel like no one can compare to my ex T and Iím looking for someone whose style feels similar. I want to work through my attachment issues but I donít know if DBT T would be able to handle that. The psychologist specializes in trauma.
I find that a psychologist with a PhD, as opposed to the masters level therapists is by far superior in terms of dealing with complex issues. Hope you have a good visit!
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Hope it goes well! Current T is a psychologist (as is ex-MC)óthey just have a bit different and more extensive training in theory than, say, a clinical social worker (which ex-T was). But so much of it is about personality and fit rather than degree.
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