It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Depression Message Board

My conselor said things to DEPRESS me some!

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-20-2006, 09:00 AM   #1
Senior Member
hsp1's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: US
Posts: 114
Blog Entries: 11
hsp1 HB User
Unhappy My conselor said things to DEPRESS me some!

HI there!

I have OCD and I have been NOTHING but Honest with my counselor bout my issues with OCD. She says things to me that makes me depressed and feel worthless. ONE in which is putting down my faith in Christianity by saying snide remarks. BUT she is sure not to say them directly. Another thing that she does is to OVER emphize certian things about me that makes me feel worthless. Example I have one friend who is MORE like family to me. She goes on and on and on how I NEED to make more friends, I NEVER told her that I was upset about having JUST one friend. There are alot of other things that she says to me that are VERY offensive. She is a VERY direct person. BTW this woman is getting paid by the state so I do not have to pay that is why I have STUCK this out for so long....(6 sessions)
DO you have ANY advice about what I should do????

Now my problem about this is my phyciatrist is a GREAT DOCTOR but is VERY good friends with this woman. I dont want to **** my phyciatrist off if I tell him how she makes me feel. What do should I do in THIS situation!

Thank you in advance for your advice!!!!

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 12-20-2006, 09:36 AM   #2
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: IL
Posts: 472
CaringMom HB User
Re: My conselor said things to DEPRESS me some!

Hello there. First of all, I would strongly advise getting away from this counselor!! No one has the right to make you feel the way you say you are feeling after talking with her. She does not sound professional at all. Secondly, if you really like your psychiatrist you should be able to tell him exactly what you have posted. Everything should be confidential between you and him no matter how good of friends he is with your counselor! If he gets offended by what you have to say about her, he too would be unprofessional at what he is doing. He needs to think about how you feel about her, not how he does. Are there no other counselors for you to see? Surely she is not the only one? If so, I'd drive elsewhere, (if possible) to find one better. Best of Luck! Keep us posted.

Old 12-20-2006, 09:44 AM   #3
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 6,006
Sannah HB UserSannah HB User
Re: My conselor said things to DEPRESS me some!

Hsp, sounds like this counselor is more about herself than about you. Without any changes I doubt that she can help you much. If you cannot switch counselors you could tell your pdoc about her and if you feel up to it, you could confront her on these issues. Answer her back immediately and tell her all of these things that you are telling us. This would do wonders for your ability to stand up to people (if this is a problem for you). Would you consider reporting her to her supervisor? I once told a pdoc that I didn't like his ability to form a "therapeutic alliance" with me!

Last edited by Sannah; 12-20-2006 at 09:46 AM.

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
when a womam depress what the bf going to do? chilex Depression 0 03-15-2010 08:42 AM
I'm depress i'm confuse mslovely18 Herpes 2 02-24-2009 04:36 PM
Depress "shun" Phoenix Depression 87 09-14-2007 09:54 PM
high bp meds and taking anti depress med roxy38 High & Low Blood Pressure 3 07-08-2006 12:50 AM
Feeling bad over silly things Kiera1595 Parenting Issues 3 12-11-2005 12:10 AM
Stupid Things Doctors Have Told You. shellshocked Thyroid Disorders 75 09-25-2005 11:41 PM
I went to a conselor *shrink* truelyurangel82 Anxiety 4 09-21-2004 02:47 PM
John 3:16- Ur Question Re: Anti Depress Sarandipity Addiction & Recovery 5 07-03-2004 07:30 AM
What are things that helps with depression LibraLavaBoy Depression 2 03-28-2003 01:39 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:41 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!