Is P-doc your psychiatrist or your PCP? Just want to make sure I understand the question. If its your shrink than yes, I see mine for meds only and i have a counselor/therapist for talk therapy. I did see a lady psychologist for both about
10 years ago and she was great but i had to move for work and where i live, Phx, Az. doesn't have very many psychologists at least not for poor people. Good question though as I know all those letters at the end of their names can be confusing as heck.
I honestly did not know the difference between a psychiatrist and a psychologist until the lady doc explained it to me and the counselor/therapist titles can be just as bad. Of course they have good reason for it, i prefer to see a counselor who specializes in addiction because I'm in recovery but in the past I've seen CBT specialist, a family counselor and even a marriage counselor and gotten exactly what I/we needed at the time. One more thing since your new to this, don't be afraid to speak up when you have concerns, ask Lots of questions its part of their job to answer them and if you don't fell comfortable, after a few sessions, with your counselor/therapist, get a New one! Its your life and your mental health and they are there to help you. Hope things will start looking up for you.
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