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How Do You Talk To Your Therapist When He/she Always Has An Agenda?

How Do You Talk To Your Therapist When He/she Always Has An Agenda?

I sometimes go to my therapist with my own agenda. A bad week, situation that was disturbing etc. My therapist always seems to have her own agenda that has nothing to do with my situation at all. I have tried to stop her and tell her what I need but that doesn't get me anywhere. I have state insurance so I am limited as to who I can see. Any suggestions?

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Hey fwoggy, I agree with darmae, keep coming back to what you need to address until you have closure of the issue. Also, address the administration with your concerns. Also, have written notes so if she doesn't address them satisfactory then you can point to your items that you feel are relevant. Good luck!

posted over 1 year ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Gee, I don't know what to say, except to keep going back to your original problem until she finally gets it that this is what is bothering you today. She sounds like a control freak. I went to a state run facility and there was an administrator that was available. See if you can speak to the administrator to address the problem. Maybe you can get a new counselor or at least this one can be told to address your problems.

posted over 1 year ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I agree with @A MyDepressionTeam Member write down everything! Even write down what your issues are when you go into see your therapist. Maybe hand her a copy (a copy) to read, maybe this will direct her attention to your matter. Also documenting everything helps!

posted over 1 year ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Darmae thank you also for reminding me that we are different and what works for one of us may not for another. That helps!!

posted over 1 year ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

This is why information about providers should never be exchanged. People have very different experiences with every Dr/counselor. Now, instead of going into an appt with confidence of seeing a new provider Fwroggy will be filled will anxiety. SMH.

My advice @A MyDepressionTeam Member is to forget what was said and make your own decisions on this provider. He may be perfectly fine with you. Providers generally don't yell at their patients. I don't know what happened between him and Idespress but I would take it with a grain of salt.

edited, originally posted over 1 year ago
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