Many people don’t realize that just like they have the right to get a second opinion from a different medical doctor, they also have the right to get a second opinion from another therapist, if the one they are currently seeing doesn’t seem to be helpful. Some might ask: “Why not just change therapists?”
This article is re-posted from http://disequilibrium1.wordpress.com/ with the author’s permission. It describes one woman’s account in therapy that led her to question the entire psychotherapy approach.
A guest post about her personal experience in therapy from our contributor Julie L. Desfosses.
Most people aren’t very concerned about the therapist’s credentials when they “shop” for a therapist and rightfully so. You can encounter PhDs, who lack basic emotional intelligence essential for their line of work, and paraprofessional counselors, whose wisdom, kindness and dedication made them highly effective therapists