I see both a psychiartist and a psychologist. The psychiatrist does not do mucn talk therapy but does the medication therapy. I have been going to a therapist for several years. He is not a chronic illness specialist, but has chronic back pain from an accident several years back. I know that I feel it is a safe place to talk about
anything from my disease to gaining a spiritual perspective. I also know it took me going through 4 therapists before I found one that I could connect with. I can honestly say I have gone from being a skeptic on talk therapy to a firm believer. I guess what I am trying to say is don't rely on just one visit or therapist to make your decision. If I would have, I would not have as healthy
perspective on this disease. Doesn't mean I never feel depressed our helpless, but I know I have a safe place to go to to work through my often messed up thought process. I am lucky, my insurance pays for everything except my co-pay.
We can respond to irritation with a smile instead of scowl, or by giving warm praise instead of icy indifference. By our being understanding instead of abrupt, others, in turn, may decide to hold on a little longer rather than to give way. Love, patience, and meekness can be just as contagious as rudeness and crudeness.
RandyPlease allow HealingWell to continue helping others by donating: http://www.healingwell.com/donate/Dx'd with Crohn's at age 12. Symptoms since age 5, RLS, Depression, Anxiety, and down right feel yucky some days.
Learning to live with this Disease rather than be its victim after 36 years.