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Psychologists are useless

I am having personal problems with my mom and problems related to cognitive deterioration because of Sz and it’s very difficult to study with them. I asked my therapist for guidance and for help and the answers I have received during those three weeks are that I have to value myself and that everyone has difficulties. No guidance, no tips, no empathy or understading, only milking money.

I know that everyone has difficulties, but my concern are my own difficulties and I need personal help and even more help with my illness.

I have concluded that therapists are merely useless money milking gangsters. The only value I have taken from mental health professionals is from Psy. docs. who give me medication to help control my illness, the rest is boll0cks.

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Just because you got one that didn’t help doesn’t mean they all suck. I have a very good therapist. Sand had an even better one before. I mean, I’ve had my share of bad ones, but they’re not all bad.

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I believe you. But the only two therapists I’ve had have sucked Ds.

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I have no respect for psychologists either.

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I’ve just applied for psychologist. Hope it helps me :slightly_frowning_face:

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They only give shallow tips that anyone on the street could give.

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Trying won’t hurt, everyone has different experiences.

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Thanks Tomas…

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I think I have concluded that the only people who can help are those close to you who are strong and willing enough to hold your hand and walk the path together.

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Hard to find them nowadays.

Cognitive deterioration really can’t be expected to be treated by a psychologist because it’s a much deeper issue than simply a person thinking.

You could objectively take the counsellor’ words and maybe value yourself more because it may be so that they have seen you aren’t valuing yourself enough?

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I have my appointment with mine in a half hour. it’s our second after a year long break.

It’s not a perfect thought, but I feel like she can take it easier when it’s me, bc I always fill the time. Or to put it another way, I like myself well, by being a patron, and an easy one?

She helps me immensely though - maybe that’s the lead here.

It’s a safe place, and if it proves after about nine months,(which is when I usually run out of steam with such things), at least…

I’ve ‘emptied my ammunition’ into the ‘side of a tree trunk’ (which is just an expression that I may have not recalled all the way). I’m looking forward to the appointment!

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She’s passionate about speaking about thoughts and feelings. That’s something I require at this time.

I told her my father frowns when he sleeps in his chair. She reminded me the body is at rest when you sleep, and smiling is a muscle… it helped hearing that from another human being.

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@Tomas i know exactly what you mean.
Yes, most therapists, especially PhD’s are full of ■■■■.
I had a psychologist who was awful.

She basically bullshitted her way through these 25 minute to half an hour “sessions” just to get paid.

She then decided to ghost me, and dropped me like a hot potato before I got the chance to leave her first.

She was a lazy useless person who basically milked my insurance to get paid.

Fortunately I found a new Clinical Social Worker who is implementing real and proven therapeutic techniques like DBT and CBT.

What I’m saying is don’t give up.
There are some qualified therapists out there among a sea of charlatans who pose as “therapists”.

IMO Social Workers usually make better therapists than PhD Psychologists.

Although my last therapist before the awful one was a Psychologist and she was wonderful.

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You need a different therapist. Some are good and some are bad. I went through several before I found my current therapist.

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maybe you should consider changing your psychologist ? it takes some time to find a good one. try another one and if she/he is not good then change again.
it took me like 6/7 tries to find a good psy doc

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I guess I got lucky finding a good therapist on my first try.
But I’m stil going to keep a close eye on things.

I still have slight trust issues when it comes to these therapists.

The slightest sign of deception or abuse and she’s history.

I’m not going to accept any kind of nonsense like I did with my last therapist.

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i don’t go to a psychologist cause the payments don’t get payed back by healthcare here and they really expensive… also the times i did go it didn’t help much and it just makes me more nervous…

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My own experience with psychologists/therapists has not been good . I had 2 who adopted the ‘If you want to be a good person…’ approach i.e very judgmental and presumptuous that I was some kind of moral degenerate .
What I needed was someone to help me cope better with situations. I ditched both quite quickly.

On the other hand I’ve heard of people having good psychologists/therapists.

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I ■■■■■■■ love psychologists. They usually make me feel normal. Except for one who wanted to laugh at me.

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