A friend of mine has been having just a horrible experience with her psychiatrist, and she’s asked me to help her find a new one. She lives in the Phoenix, Arizona area and is willing to drive within the Valley to see someone who can help her.
Basically, she is seeing both the psychiatrist and a counselor who has had a full course of psychiatric training and is very helpful and knowledgeable. The counselor seems to be much more in tune with my friend and her needs and is very respectful of her and caring. The psychiatrist is the classic “my way or the highway” type who also misses appointments, refuses to consider options for my friend that her counselor has suggested, and is basically rude and condescending.
What my friend is hoping to find is either an excellent psychiatrist who can help her (and due to her insurance issues, this would be someone she’d have to pay for out of pocket but she is fine with that to get the help she needs), or an outstanding family doctor who can get her course of treatment going for some other health issues she’s having and then she can see a psychiatrist within the public system. Of course she is also looking forward to the day when she can fire her psychiatrist. But she wants to have a new one lined up first.
Please, I’d love to be able to help her. If you have someone to suggest please post here. I’m going to send her the link to this post so she can watch for replies. Thank you so much, Michelle
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