Posted 11/18/2019 9:50 AM (GMT -7)
As someone with mental illness, I've seen lots of psychotherapists over the years. I felt that some were better than others.
However, their was one counselor I saw briefly who was perhaps the worst therapist I ever worked with, in my opinion.
When I'd tell her what my issues were at the time during our therapy sessions, she'd give me a little bit of advice. And then the next thing I knew, we were talking about sports, current events, or the weather.
I wasn't there to shoot the bull with her. I was there to do therapy.
I only saw her for a few sessions. Then I decided to move on and work with a better shrink instead.
I believe that it's okay to shoot the bull with your counselor a little bit once in a while. But not all of the time.
I think it's weird that this therapist didn't recognize that she talked about things during therapy with me that had nothing to do with my mental health issues way too much.
Not long after I stopped working with her, she retired. Probably just as well.