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TOPIC TITLE: Therapist disclosure
Created On 10/29/13 8:22 PM
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sruth1
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10/29/13 8:22 PM
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I met with my therapist today and I mentioned my desire to get off meds as soon as the therapist and psychiatrist feels I am ready. I was never happy with the idea in the first place to start taking them two months ago but did it because I felt like it was the last hope. My therapist voiced his believe that it could be a genetic thing and maybe getting off meds is not an option. When I explained that I wanted to be "normal" and back to myself, he started talking about it is just like any other illness and no one would stop taking meds for other things just because they want to be like everyone else. When I did not agree with him, he disclosed to me that he has been on meds for years and it makes his life more normal. I don't know why but this made me feel uncomfortable. Now I feel like every time I said something I may have insulted him, and I wonder if he is stable enough to be my therapist. Is it typical for therapist to disclose these things about themselves. Should I tell him how uncomfortable it made me. What should I do or should I not do. I don't want to get a new therapist because after five months five months of therapy I am starting to feel more like my old self. Please advise.
 
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Cutiestarr
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10/29/13 11:24 PM
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No one asked me but in my humble opinion I would also feel uncomfortable. also, if this therapist does not realize that disclosing such personal information can make others uncomfortable, i would question their professional judgment. i feel like it puts a burden on you emotionally to know that the therapist has this (or any other personal thing they are dealing with) but that's just me.
 
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10/30/13 5:43 AM
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Some people feel more comfortable to talk to someone who goes through the same thing and understands what you are going through. Other people feel uncomfortable.
I also somehow expect the therapist to be above all these issues, but only God is above all of this.
Most Psychologists have their issues, their past. You as a client don't know anything about it.
Your therapist point for sure was to make you feel more comfortable with you using meds.
Tell him that you feel uncomfortable and work it out with him.
Good Luck
 
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channafofanna
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11/3/13 9:42 AM
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I agree!! The therapsit is trying to win you over and get you comfortable, but hes trying to hard... tell him whats up before he makes it worse...
 
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