Hey SLZ, well your not alone, i myself feel very safe and comfortable around women and both my Pdoc and Therpast were women. For whatever reason i just felt that i could open up and talk to them in ways that i didnt talk to other people.
Now to add in details i am very results driven and i WANTED to make progress. I viewed it as a challenge and took it on in a 20 round bout. Yea, guess what its a marathon not a sprint. LO LO LOL
But i support your decission to change docs. Just because you got a degree doesnt mean you are automaticly a good doctor. I feel i lucked out and had a good pair of docs to help me out. My wife on the other hand is trying a new doc also since she cant seem to get out of her depressions she suffers from.
And yes, i feel that doctors are to quick to prescribe every pill they can to "numb" us to life. Most hear your issues and say here, take this pill. Great more pills with more side effects, no thanks. I believe that if possible you should achieve a truce with this beast, and learn to live with it as best you can without a ton of pills. It is harder but you dont walk thru life feeling like you are missing it. I have my up days and my down days, but the highs arnt as high as they used to be and the lows arent as low. In short i just have to suck it up and live it.
Thats what works for me, however you are a differnet person from me.
I hope this helps you a bit.