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.