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May 24th, 2010Nothing to write home about
September 18th, 2009No Dr. Phil
He's warm as an iceberg and his receptionist must have gotten her personality from a car accident.If you're looking for a bare bones shrink that will professionally give it to you straight with no bedside manner; then he's your man. If not; keep searching.You can get an appointment; but it will cost you. He's really expensive. He'll charge you if you're late but doesn't have a problem with his own tardiness; though he's usually punctual. He will also FORCE you to come in or have a longer session than you ask for. Did I mention he's expensive? He never once got on the phone with me in all time I saw him; even to answer a simple question. He never called me to check up on me, even after one session when I told him I was contemplating suicide. He's cold and distant and if he feels you aren't being honest with him or yourself; he will pounce on you like a lion on a kitten. Be prepared to leave his office in tears; I always did. He also tried to get me on many different medications at once. I'm not going to lie to you; I needed them; I'm screwed up, but it was too much. He had me on four medications and I got him to drop it to only two, even though he considered that 4 meds were really just 2 meds because 2 of them were "boosters". He has a problem with math when it came to my meds but not when it was time to get paid. The reason I stopped going was because he was trying to put me on Lithium and commit me to a mental institution. How does that help me? It really scared the crap out of me! I felt like I was one wrong word away from being picked up by the guys in the white jackets. I went to him, trusted him, confided in him and instead of helping me straighten out my crappy little life; he just wanted to lock me in a padded room. Again, I'm not going to lie to you; I'm screwed up and was having a serious crisis when I started seeing him. I needed the meds and it was best that I couldn't feel anything. So in the beginning, he helped me and did give me free meds because I didn't have insurance. But as time passed there was no effort at all to help me. He just wanted to dope me up and send me away.
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