It’s like it’s a game to these people.
I had originally gone to the doctor bcs of my chronically fucked up bowels and was told my anxiety and depression were the cause. I told the doctor I had already been diagnosed with MDD, GAD, PTSD, and provisional BPD, but she did not think that was relevant and sent me to a counselor that could only see me once every other month. I had a lot of traumatic backstory to get through and most of my therapy was spent with her trying to make sure she got names and ages and times correct. I specifically told her that I would like to work on my weed and nicotine addictions and she didn’t think that was necessary, it was the trauma I needed to get over first. It took a whole year of my apathetic responses to her queries for her to realize I was over shit and am just a pot head; so she finally decided to have me see someone that specializes in addiction. But not before she wanted to tell me there’s no such thing as evil without elaborating.. Also told me I’m normal but also might have schizophrenia and referred me to no one. I asked for a psychoanalysis because my last one was over 5 years ago (as a minor) and I was told they don’t do that?? How are they able to treat and medicate people? Last but not least. Both my parents and I went to the same building for therapy at one point. I told the counselor I physically abused my younger siblings years ago and asked how to talk to them and my parents about it. She said straight up just don’t tell them. I recently ended up telling them and talking/apologizing to my siblings. My siblings say, thankfully, they don’t even remember but my parents are pissed my counselor told me not to say anything. Sorry for rant response but I’ve been in therapy since I could talk and I agree this is bullshit.