I am so thankful for Ralph and the others on this site, they are great and you will enjoy their company so much. I don't get here often because I am in pain a lot with FMS, but you will enjoy it here. My two bits is that as a psychiatry RN of 24 years now, I encourage you to get online and file a complaint with your state board of psyhology about this psychology who told you that IBS is in your head. As you know from your reading on the Internet about IBS, it most certainly is NOT in your head, it's in your GUT! And it's an incredibily disagreeable thing to live with, that the MD's with any skills are taking very seriously these days. Practitioners who do not NEED to be disciplined by their state boards. And YOU need the EMPOWERMENT of doing it. I say go for it. Pammi.