Communication Between Patient and Therapist
Hi - I would love to hear your feedback on what your experiences is/were.
I have been diagnosed with ADHD since I was 15. I have a severe case of it. My teen years I had treatment but I don’t have any recollection of it because I was such a rebel. Now just turned 34 - in the last few months I realized I really want to have my ADHD under control and have it managed much better - because I am so frustrated with my condition. I had seen my first therapist and I did not like her approach because I really wanted someone who understood and was educated in treating Adult ADHD - and she kept saying oh its your mind playing tricks on you, its just stress. Now I found a second one, saw her only once. She appeared to be well educated and nice. She first sees me and says you definitely have ADHD probably comorbid with anxiety. Which I am not surprised. however…she said i needed to contact my insurance to get a new diagnosis test and she will contact them. Of course I called right away to follow up and the insurance said of course, it was okay as long as the therapist requests it. and Also therapist told me she would be able to see me in a week or less - and she would get in touch with me via email. I emailed her to inform her briefly that I spoke with the insurance and every things set, the rest is in her control.
its now over a week, I have not heard back and i called my insurance to see if she had called, she never did.
she has never responded to me twice.
I thought communication was important to make sure things are done properly with the insurance, and appointments. I am not even talking about issues discussed in email just that simple thing. Is that normal with therapist (psychologist)?
what are your thoughts about that? how would you feel?
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