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Should I find a new therapist?

Started by cluck1992, December 17, 2018, 05:22:14 PM

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cluck1992

So therapist is just a licensed social worker/therapist...would I benefit from switching to a psychiatrist or psychotherapist? I do enjoy our sessions and feel they help expandy thoughts.... Just wondering what others thought....

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Quote from: cluck1992 on December 17, 2018, 05:22:14 PM
So therapist is just a licensed social worker/therapist...would I benefit from switching to a psychiatrist or psychotherapist? I do enjoy our sessions and feel they help expandy thoughts.... Just wondering what others thought....

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I have always thought good things about most therapists, especially gender therapist that specialize in gender issues.

Now to the point of your question: 
Certainly you can find psychiatrists and psychotherapists that have gender specialties but perhaps hang on to your wallet, the sessions "may" cost more money than with a Therapist,
....but certainly if you are getting help that you need and desire, money and insurance reimbursement would be a less important secondary issue.

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When I started all this I assumed I'd need a doctor and some sort of therapist.  Well there's also an endocrinologist, not mandatory but can help to have that type of specialist in addition to a general doctor.  And knowing a psychologist can help, in addition to a therapist.  Professional time can be expensive (with or without insurance) but surgeons in some countries require a signature from two mental health professionals before they will perform certain procedures.  A signature from a M.A. (Master's degree) therapist, and a separate signature from a PhD level psychologist.  So even if you don't see more than one on a regular basis, you may need to visit more than one to obtain the correct signatures.  Depends what your plans are.   
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cluck1992

Thanks for the replies, my plans are to work on starting HRT once I figure out if and what kind of relationship can be kept between my wife and I. Cost isn't really an issue as I lucked out with the job I have which provides 100% paid premiums, and the remaining out of pocket from deductibles is covered by wellness plan incentive and the rest by my FSA which I put the max into anyways. I'm in the USA, and also have a Planned Parenthood nearby that provides HRT with informed consent. I guess I'll stick with my therapist as I feel like she really cares and is trying to help me navigate being able to be myself while hopefully not losing my marriage.

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