- Aug 4, 2007
A good reason would be like:What is a good reason? Is wanting to talk with the counselor not reason enough?
- I'm having problem xyz with my psych so will see the counselor to help me work on that, and/or to help me deal with my feelings about the problem until I can resolve it.
- My psych is unavailable for some reason and I need help with something before he'll be available.
- My psych is simply not helping with a certain thing and I need to see if someone else will be more helpful.
- I'm too nervous/ashamed/insert-word-here to bring up something with my psych and want to try talking about it with someone where the relationship is less important and complicated.
The only valid thing I can think of talking to the counselor about is the minor difficulties I've been having with getting my psych onto the same page about preempting some of the bigger problems we might have (i.e. that I suspect that the more I want support from him, the less likely I am to be able to get it, and variations of that). Psych's only counterpoint is that it's an assumption that I'm making, but he never has any comeback when I mention that it's an assumption backed by evidence.Maybe it would help to balance need/want/intuition (on the one hand) and reason (on the other), giving more weight to the former.