And when a therapist starts crossing boundaries, it gets clear real fast. Acting unprofessional isn’t cool, it’s just plain stupid. It’s offensive and thankfully I recognize it, so I’m leaving this dude now while I’ve got my wits about me.
So here’s an example: He asks me if I know his ex. I’m not kidding you. I’m glad I stopped him before he told me her name, but I know a few things about her that I won’t mention here cuz it’s nobody’s business. Then, get this: he told me how he got rid of her. Yep, that’s right. Make a new plan, Stan. There must be 50 ways to leave your lover. The last thing a patient wants to hear about is their therapist’s ex and related drama. I didn’t walk in there wanting to know a lot of crap about his personal life, and I heard more than my share yesterday.
Now do you believe me?
Jesus, I fired my last one thinking this one was better. Now I don’t have a therapist at all. When you’re on Medicare and Medicaid, you just can’t get care. No one knows about eating disorders and there aren’t decent therapists to be found anywhere.