I was finally able to take my boyfriend to see a therapist for his schizophrenia. He hasn’t been for about 4 years. And this is with a new medical group…
It took years to convince him to go and it took months to get the insurance and medical stuff set up (State Aid)
You’d think the setup process would be much easier for someone to get help when they really need it. He won’t even be able to see the psychiatrist until June of 2020.
So anyway he saw the therapist for the first time today. Her area of expertise is mental health and depression. I was SO hopeful of this session but it went terribly wrong.
He was already not so excited about going, so obviously a first impression would be a big deal. And he would expect to be listened to and have his experiences validated. I don’t know entirely what his experiences feel like, but I know it takes a lot of courage to stand there and tell someone ‘hey I have a serious problem and I want help.’
But during the session this therapist actually suggested that his senses are more sensitive than other people. And that there are other dimensions out there that humans can’t so easily go through. She was proposing to him that he has psychic abilities… I mean are you kidding me?
This woman is supposed to be a medical professional yet is speaking and suggesting paranormal experiences. I am pretty furious. I and my boyfriend have spent so long getting to this point only for it to be placed in the hands of this ridiculous woman.
Has anyone else ever had an issue with therapists or other doctors not actually listening to the patient?
I just thought this was so strange because typically if someone went to a therapist claiming that they had paranormal capabilities, the therapist might consider them to have some mental health issue. But he’s actually trying to confront his mental health and she pulls out this paranormal card. How backwards…