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Old Yesterday, 05:54 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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She wasn’t right, as it turns out. Also, angels don’t exist. Not a matter of opinion.
That's just YOUR opinion isn't it?
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Old Yesterday, 05:57 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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While I like my therapist, he doesn't give me any sort of plan really. He does give me the occasional suggestion but he is basically a sounding board for me to vent what's going on in my life. Maybe that's all I need right now. He's a decent man who doesn't tell me anything about his personal life. I know he's married with a young child but that's it and that's fine with me.
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Old Yesterday, 05:59 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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That's just YOUR opinion isn't it?
Since she's the client and she's paying, I think dumping a therapist who brings up angels in therapy is both wise and entirely appropriate.

My last therapist wanted to be my friend. I badly needed a friend, but what I needed even more was help making sense of what was going on both in my head and in my life. And she couldn't help me with that.
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Old Yesterday, 06:17 AM
 
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Has anyone here ever been in therapy only to eventually realize their therapist had more issues than they do. This has been the case with my last two therapists. I left the last one 10 years ago and have been doing just dandy on my own since. I realized this one had problems when it became clear she actually had a pretty specific image in her mind about what I should be doing with my life (getting an adjunct position at X university; consciously trying to get more friends in specific ways, etc.) When I said I wasn’t interested in her plan (when it was revealed after 2 months of therapy), she suddenly didn’t have room on her schedule for me anymore. Oh well, no great loss.

The therapist before that was really empathetic, but he told me one day about his belief in angels and other such things, and I felt like I had had enough at that point.

Anyone else have an interesting story along these lines?

What's the problem with believing in angels?! I do believe in angels too.


I believe in them as creatures of the God, like us "creatures", but they are different than us in the original of creating so accordingly their ability is different. We don't see them but not anything we couldn't see means not existed since human physical eye originally had limitation which means we couldn't 't see every thing; you can't see air but you do know it's existed, don't u? can you stare at the sun for just 5 minutes?

if so, you are gonna blind

I'm not writing this to make you believe in what I believe, I'm writing this in order to know that believing in angels itself are not a "problem" like what you think. When you don't know every thing in this universe, and the reason of it's existed, it's better to say I don't know rather than "not exist".

You will find "Believing in angels" in many religions. Maybe your therapist is religious. If so, simply you just could have told him that you are not religious and not interested and talking about such topics are disturbing to you and he would stop.

In relation to your first therapist: do you know when do someone talk like that? (give you what seems like order or a plan)

when they find out that a person is confused or lost, don't have a clear a plan or picture to what he wants and he's gonna do and how; he doesn't know what to do and how to start. So, she could give you these orders as a "suggestion" in fact, because whatever she said, she couldn't force you to follow her schedule or plan. It's up to u at the end. During talking to you, maybe she found you such type of persons so that made her spoke like that, you might give her such an impression.

I have no idea bout therapists but I don't rule out that some of them could have issues/problems. Why not, it's possible; they are humans, but about the specific examples you gave here in particular, I don't find them have a problem, rather I find you unreasonable in your judging/thinking.


Good luck
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Old Yesterday, 07:24 AM
 
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That's just YOUR opinion isn't it?
I know that some angels exist. There are the angels you put on top of your Christmas tree or the ones you put out on your lawn for the holidays. There are paintings of angels. There are angels in ballets and children’s Christmas pageants. The Los Angeles angels exist. For sure.

Then there are the angels that people imagine. These exist too in peoples’ imaginations. They are real to the extent that they effect outcomes in the real world. If someone is comforted by an angel they imagine protecting them or guiding them and this makes them a happier, calmer more loving person. Then yes this angel exists.

However objectively speaking, there is no evidence whatsoever that angels exist as actually supernatural beings in the real world. And there is no reason to believe this kind of evidence will turn up one day. And the burden of proof is on those who insist that angels actually exist and not on the “skeptics.” So, angels do not exist until such time as good evidence is found for their existence ... and we have absolutely no reason to believe this will happen before the earth is eventually destroyed.
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Old Yesterday, 08:00 AM
 
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Get back on topic, people, or this thread will be locked. If you wish to discuss angels, so do in the Religions forum.
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Old Yesterday, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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Some of them may have empathy, but for many it seems to be an easy way to make $100 an hour. Many parallels to the escort service industry. Not to say there aren't legitimate therapists and legitimate needs, but it is very hard to distinguish when people cross the line.
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Old Yesterday, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
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I kinda think thats possible with my current therapist. He brings everything back to himself, monopolizes the conversation, and talks about his own struggles. He's trying to get across that we have shared struggles, but its getting annoying.
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Old Yesterday, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
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While I like my therapist, he doesn't give me any sort of plan really. He does give me the occasional suggestion but he is basically a sounding board for me to vent what's going on in my life. Maybe that's all I need right now. He's a decent man who doesn't tell me anything about his personal life. I know he's married with a young child but that's it and that's fine with me.
This was my previous therapist and now I'm at the other extreme. I'm tempted to go back to my old therapist so I can get a word in!
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Old Yesterday, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Over the years, my late husband and I have had several long term psychiatrists and therapists. Frankly, they never shared personal information about themselves. How would we possibly know if they were "screwed up" or had problems?

Heck, we have had doctors who one or the other of us went to for counseling for years and we never even knew if they were married or single.
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