07-18-2012, 04:49 PM
Join Date: Jun 2011
| | What is the purpose of counseling?
Sounds like a dumb question, but I'm wondering; what are we supposed to get out of it? I've been to a few in my adult life and few have given me much to work with. The one I'm seeing now just sits there and bobs her head and gives me the occasional uh-huh. Shouldn't I be given some advice, tips, tricks, tools to work with to try to get through this hell? I could easily give a friend my check for co-payment and get the same results. How long should I give this therapist before I stop going/find someone else? At least the last one I went to told me at the end of our first session, "This is what my plan is for you, this is what we're going to work on". Then I wasn't able to go back to her because of insurance issues. If I do decide to stop seeing this therapist am I obligated to let her know I'm not coming back and why?
Any advice would be helpful.