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Old 01-15-2019, 05:37 PM   #1
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Saw my dietician today at the clinic and of course got triggered, lol what else is new? I suppose the trigger during session is not super important, because the trigger after session felt much worse. When I got triggered in session, I shut down a bit but was not dysregulated or raising my voice in anyway. I gave short answers and just really wanted to leave. I wanted to go out the back door because I didn’t want to walk by ex T’s office. She then told me she had to “escort” me because apparently that’s something they do with everyone? She told me that due to privacy of other clients, they need to make sure clients actually leave and don’t go in any of the other rooms.

I felt like she thought I was crazy. I felt like she thought I was a stalker for driving by ex T’’s house. Maybe I am crazy. I just feel triggered that people think I’m so incompetant that I need to be “watched” so as to protect other people. I have never acted violent or malicios in any way.
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Old 01-15-2019, 05:53 PM   #2
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I don't think this is about you. I have worked in a therapy office. We didn't let clients walk around unaccompanied outside of the waiting room. That was just the policy - for everybody. Try not to take it personally.
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I agree with Susannahsays. Try to not take it personally. I have been escorted into and out of every therapy appointment I've ever had. Even with my former T that I saw for 10 years. I don't think it's about trust or not trusting. I think it's just policy a lot of places. I understand that you felt like she thought you were crazy. Try to fight those feelings because I think those feelings are lying to you. I don't think she thinks you are crazy. I think it's just one of those policy things. HUGS. Kit
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Hm, I'm a bit puzzled by the "escorted" thing. Current T lets me walk out on my own, despite other T (and other practitioner--like massage therapist) offices back there. Ex-T never walked me out. Ex-MC walked us out sometimes, but it was mainly because he was retrieving his next client. I mean, maybe it's just a new policy there?
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I'm in agreement here. It isn't about you it's about a policy for everyone to follow.
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Hm, I'm a bit puzzled by the "escorted" thing. Current T lets me walk out on my own, despite other T (and other practitioner--like massage therapist) offices back there. Ex-T never walked me out. Ex-MC walked us out sometimes, but it was mainly because he was retrieving his next client. I mean, maybe it's just a new policy there?
Your current therapist is an independent practitioner. I don't know about the others. But it's typically different when you are part of an agency. There are usually policies about where clients can go unaccompanied in agencies.
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Your current therapist is an independent practitioner. I don't know about the others. But it's typically different when you are part of an agency. There are usually policies about where clients can go unaccompanied in agencies.

Good point. My ex-T and ex-MC were part of a practice, but independent practitioners within it. Trying to think of how it worked when I was at an agency like 12 years ago...
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My T is an independent practitioner. She always walks me to her office. However, when we're done, she only walks me to the door. When I was seeing ex-T, she'd walk me in and out.
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Is this where you saw your ex T since her office is there? So you were probably escorted then too if it’s policy (even if no one explained it), so you can reassure yourself it’s not you.
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Is this where you saw your ex T since her office is there? So you were probably escorted then too if it’s policy (even if no one explained it), so you can reassure yourself it’s not you.
Yes, I saw ex T there too. Ex T never escorted me
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