I Don't Know What To Do-- Male Or Female Therapist? Psychologist Or Psychiatrist??
Posted 14 May 2012 - 12:40 PM
I don't know whether I should see a male or a female. Finding a female that accepts my insurance is becoming difficult.. I finally found a male that accepted it (a psychologist) and made an appointment with him. Have any of you experienced therapy with the opposite sex? Particularly females? Am I right in starting with a psychologist? Or should I see a psychiatrist first? I am so overwhelmed and I don't know where to begin. Please help. Any advice would be appreciated.
Posted 14 May 2012 - 01:02 PM
I don't think it's better to have a male or female. I have had a couple female doctors/therapist, but mainly male. I haven't noticed a preference for either. Try not to be overwhelmed. It's good to just take the first step, as you have already done.
Not all those who wander are lost. - J.R.R. Tolkien
"Just because you haven't seen something doesn't mean it's not there."
Posted 14 May 2012 - 01:29 PM
My pdoc is the one that also provides me with therapy, so I don´t have to go someone else.
In my personal experience- surprisingly I get along more with my current male therapist than I ever did with my female therpists. I like the fact that he doesn´t over react or anything- he is extremely calm and I need that so I wouldn´t feel that at any moment he´s going to lock me up. Aside from that he´s very honest, open, and caring. At times I get mad at him, but overall we get along and he tells me what I need to hear rather than what I want to hear.
I wish you luck and I hope you find someone that could help you out.
— Ernest Hemingway
Posted 14 May 2012 - 02:39 PM
It is frustrating how health care has evovlded to where you find it diffcult to find a female therapist but that is another issue. I have had problems like that before/
Posted 14 May 2012 - 06:15 PM
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