Howdy, brains (I really do feel like a zombie typing that - as Jessica mentioned in a vid - but at least I don’t drool when I type it…I mean, not much)!
I hope y’all are well.
I have had a combo psychiatrist/therapist team working with me since I started this journey 6 yrs ago. It seems to have been quite helpful, though my relationship with them and what I gain from them has changed slightly since I moved and had to change both.
My psychiatrist was (I’m sure she still is) such a bad-ass. She would spend 45 min sessions with me, working with the issues I was going through, helping me therapeutically in person, and then helping me with meds-wrangling.
My therapist was helpful for weekly visits for more day-to-day work. They helped me a great deal and complimented the work I was doing with my psych.
My psych only works with me regarding my meds (in fact, when I asked for a recommendation regarding which style of therapy she thought I might want to explore, she said, “Pyschiatrists only work with patients on the medication side of things; you’ll need to work with your therapist on different therapeutic methods.”). She’s awesome, and I believe she cares (I might even have a tiny crush on her), but this is kinda frustrating to me as I feel like I am paying a medication machine.
My therapist, now, is rad and I find my times with him are very helpful. I really don’t feel much overlap with these, now, disparate service providers.
Has anyone else experienced a similar situation? If so, how have y
all worked with it? I’m not sure it’s bad, even though it’s not exactly what I want.
Anyway, I’d love to hear what y’all think/have experienced.