Have an appointment with my old therapist
By NJ Chicaa
December 1, 2017 6:19pm CST
I went through a bad time due to stress and anxiety a couple of years ago. With the help of a good doctor and medication, I got through it. I also was seeing a psychologist/therapist weekly to talk through my feelings and issues and I found it very helpful. One week I went to her office and sat in the "waiting room" (strange set up in a converted old house) but she never came to get me. I left confused. A few days later I received a letter from her stating that I owed $95 for a missed appointment and that the fee must be paid in full before I would be seen again. I was there at the scheduled time--or when I thought I was supposed to be there. Clearly one of us had the date/time wrong but I was never given the opportunity to try to figure that out. I was so hurt, upset, and offended that I never went to see her again nor did I pay the fee. (obviously) I tried another counselor about 6 months later but I didn't like her at all. I never went back. I tried to see one that I used many years ago and loved, but she didn't take my insurance and wanted $100 cash per visit. HAHAHAHA So I just gave up on it. It is no secret that I've been in a huge black hole since my beloved 15 year old cat passed away. The new antidepressant is helping but I still need to do more to improve things. I saw my old therapist's name pop up on the FB thread of one of my friends. I reached out to her and she said she could definitely fit me in, so I have an appointment for Monday afternoon. I am a bit nervous about it but I know that it will all be okay. I always felt comfortable talking with this woman and I always felt better when I walked out of her office. It only costs me the $5 copay for 45 minutes. I haven't told my husband about this yet but he will be very happy about it when I do. He's been on my case for like the past year to get back into counseling.
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I don't know that she ever helped me have any "breakthroughs", but just talking to her every week made me feel better and like I wasn't totally insane for feeling the way I did (though my husband likes to make me think I am). And for just $5, what the hell, ya know?