01-18-2022 03:05 PM - last edited on 02-08-2022 11:31 AM by Philippa-RO
I have a daughter with diagnosed anxiety and depression. She is on medication which is helping somewhat. I believe some CBT with a psychologist would be very beneficial alongside the medication but in her words "I hate talking to people". My daughter does not suffer fools and is quite a bright young lady. She has tried two physiologists in the past and although they were lovely, were not the right fit. The only take away my daughter got, was that the sessions took up too much of her time and what they were saying/suggesting were things she already knew about.
Any suggestions on how to navigate, suggesting to her to try another psychologist that has been recommended by a friend, but without resistance from my daughter?
Thanks for helping.
01-18-2022 10:02 PM
01-21-2022 07:45 PM
Thank you @Taylor-RO for taking the time out to reply. It's nice to know there are others out there listening.
Yes, all those points you mentioned, are things I have spoken to my daughter already over time, and I agree 100% with everything you've said. I'm thinking I should wait for the 'right' time and make a gentle suggestion again that perhaps a different psychologist may be worth trying out ... I find it difficult knowing how to answer well, the, 'I hate talking to people' comment that regularly comes up, not only in the therapy context but just in her life in general (as in the deep stuff, not superficial chit chat).
01-21-2022 10:42 PM