A Little Discouraging

It seems I’m looking for a new therapist. Less than an hour before my appointment, while already on the road (I like to leave early), I received a text that the therapist I’d been attempting to get established with was sick, again, and had to cancel, again. He gave me the name of another therapist he recommended and apologized for inconveniencing me.

Honestly, at this point I don’t know if I should take this at face value and assume the guy is probably having one of the worst Autumns of his life or if I’ve been getting the runaround for weeks.

Regardless, I’m left having to start over, again. Which is definitely a little discouraging. I am trying to stay on top of my mental health and give myself all the advantages I can to offset the stress I’m going through, but it’s not being easy, at all.

At the moment, because of my neck I’m not being able to take walks, largely supposed to be resting (which means being stuck in the house), and I had to stop using my noise canceling headphones because the weight is bothering my neck. And I’m not being able to access therapy. And my husband has an extra work from home day, which means he’s going to be home 5 days in a row. While I’m largely stuck.

I’m trying not to fall into pity party mode here, but damn.

4 thoughts on “A Little Discouraging

  1. Hmm, it’s not good that he left it so late to cancel. I mean, I know life happens sometimes, but if he was sick he presumably knew about it earlier than less than an hour before. Therapists aren’t supposed to cause you additional stress…

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  2. I had a similar situation. I signed up to see a therapist in crisis. He forgot he had an appointment with me and left me balling in the hallway. I raged after that. But I did end up finding a woman who matches me much better. Can your general get you a recommendation and in fast? I had to do that for a psychiatrist. I’m sorry you have to deal with this. The other thing is you can call the crisis line and they can hook you up. You don’t have to be suicidal to get help. Keep trying. You are a brave woman.

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    1. Fortunately our insurance plan doesn’t require a recommendation! So it’s just a matter of sucking it up and making phone calls until I find someone that seems like they’ll be a good fit (that accepts my insurance & is accepting new patients).

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