Manatee, I’ve been having a really hard time with things lately, and I went to see a psychiatrist today and she made me feel like I was wasting her time and wasn’t helpful at all. It’s my first time ever seeing a therapist and now I don’t want to try another one because it’s hard to tell a stranger personal things and then feel like I’m not being taken seriously. But I’m still having a hard time with things. :(
I am so sorry that happened. I know it doesn’t feel like it right now, but that person’s behaviour is about them, not you. It sounds like they are not very good at their jobs, and have some serious problems themselves. Pity them.
Your problems are valid, and it was out of line for them to make you feel different. It was really brave of you to see this therapist, and even though you got knocked down, you are going to get back up again and you are going to try again and find someone who will take you as seriously as you deserve to be taken. I know this because you are brave, and deserving of help, and because I am going to right here to boost you back up anytime you fall. Please always remember that.