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Can I Refer Myself To A Psychologist
Absolutely: Although some insurance plans insist that you start with a referral from your primary care doctor before seeking help with a psychologist or psychiatrist, most mental health professionals will accept self-referrals. The american psychological association has an excellent referral system on its website. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it normal for a doctor to refer someone who's hearing voices to a psychologist and not prescribe meds?
How can you tell if a pyschologist no longer wants to work with you and finds you too much hard work and can't help and they hate you and refer on?
Hate you?: If feeling that your treatment isn't helping or your psychologist "hates" you, you should discuss this along with the reasons you feel this way. Only then can the psychologist help you with this, or can you learn anything useful to you. Psychotherapy relationships can be very intense, and things can be misunderstood or misinterpreted. Psychologists do refer to others sometimes, but discuss 1st. ...Read more
How to handle last visit to pyschologist knowing this is the last one as the need is to refer to another provider, i don't want to go through this. ?
Saying farewell: Hoping you've decided on a new therapist for yourself, so that you can continue your personal work after terminating with your current psychologist. A last session is an opportunity to express your feelings, celebrate what's been learned or worked through, and to say farewell. Grief is natural, along with many other emotions. Use the session for your own healing and awareness. It's your time! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I developed a dependency transference on my pyschologist after the loss of my partner and pyschologist now wants to refer on i feel hurt and hated?
Ethical: Your psychologist is doing what is ethically correct. Try helping others and focusing on giving. When you see the new psychologist seek help but not dependence or a personal relationship that only keeps you dependent and miserable. See your physician for an antidepressant. That can be life saving and really help you cope. ...Read more
Online directories: American psychological association is a great resource as has already been mentioned. There are a few good online directories such as www.Psychologytoday.Com and goodtherapy.Com. These will allow you to search psychologists within your area and zip code. They also will have descriptions of the psychologist which could help you pick someone who is right for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are psychologists always right? And can you depend on them to know what's right for everyone and everything?
Do psychologists disagree with each other about things? Or is it standard that they all agree about everything?
Psychologist Opinion: I commend you for your desire to learn. We can learn from Psychologists about human psyche and behavior. Psychologists can have different opinions about diagnosis of the client, need for psychological Testing and type of therapy for a particular client. Psychologists with different perspective do not agree about everything including human needs, feelings, expectation, attitude and behavior. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why?: It is not clear why one would ask this question? Could you explain? ...Read more
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