CBT & other counseling

Melody P.
on 9/22/19 6:41 pm - TX

currently i'm seeing a "specialist" in CBT and BED. To say it's not going well is an understatement. After three visits I told her I was being tested for Cushing's(which I don't have, yay!). She just blurted out that if I had it we should cancel the remaining sessions just Incase I DID have it because that would explain a lot. I told her I wanted to continue with them. She has also told me that CBT is useless if my bi polar disorder wasn't tightly controlled. Also complained I was on to many medications for the mental stuff. She's made it feel like i'm wasting her time.

this is my third counselor, I left the second one to see the specialist to stay inline with insurance crap.

I feel like my BED is just about to kill me, along with panic attacks almost daily. I talked with my case manager and she told me that a certain med I want to try has to be prescribed by my surgeons office due to it being a certain class of medication. I see the NP on the 2nd and plan to chat with him about it.

Has anyone had good luck with online counseling? I'm really apprehensive about in person counseling now.

39 F and 6 foot 2 inches

VSG - 3-14-18 - - - Revision to RNY - 5-29-19

One day at a time.

White Dove
on 9/22/19 9:29 pm

Finding the right match is important. If the second was the right match for you, you might petition your insurance to have them pay for that person. Online might work, the only to find out for sure is to try,

Real life begins where your comfort zone ends

on 9/23/19 4:35 am
VSG on 06/28/17

I think if you get the basics of CBT down it wouldn't matter what else is going on as far as how successfully you can learn those basics. CBT skills can help people without BP, Cushings, BED, panic disorder, etc. so how much more would it be tools that you might be able to apply in some way? I would not rule out seeking a second opinion or maybe trying online, a workbook, a book, etc. on CBT if you want that support and insurance delays on it.

on 9/23/19 5:34 am - Lansdowne, PA

I am sorry to hear you are having trouble with your therapist.

I am not a big fan of them.

Any unraveling of my neuroses I have done through reading and with the help of medication.

Though I am considering online for help with weightloss.

May I ask you what the acronym BED stands for.

White Dove
on 9/23/19 5:36 am

binge eating disorder

Real life begins where your comfort zone ends

on 9/23/19 9:52 am
VSG on 06/11/18

Another option for you would be to find a BED support group near you, so you can ask the other participants if they can recommend a good counselor.

on 9/25/19 6:06 am
VSG on 05/14/19 with

Support groups are great and there are tons of them. If you live in or near a big city you can find support for just about anything.

Therapists can help you individually and that can be useful if you aren't the type to share in a group setting. But the groups can help by gaining support of others with your condition(s). Knowing you're not alone can help tremendously.