therapist says to me....

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by flutterby, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. flutterby

    flutterby Fly away!

    "I really wish you would get a degree in psychology or social work. You'd be really good at it."


    I told her, "No, I wouldn't. Cause people would come in and they would be 'victims' and I would tell them to stink it up. Victim mentality and attention seeking: I can't deal with them. I wouldn't have any patients because they'd leave my office crying and they'd never come back."


    Nice compliment, though.

    I have often wondered, though, how I ended up with a child who is a perpetual victim. Then, I think, :slap: ...look at her dad. Duh.
  2. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful


    I had a therapist who couldn't tolerate the victim mentality either. She was an awesome therapist..........and OMG you had to get on a waiting list for her! lol

    She used to say school just taught her new ways to tell patients to stink it up. lol

    I think you'd be good at it too. :)
  3. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    Heather, I'm with Lisa. The best tdocs I've had over the years were those who pushed me to stink it up and get on with things.

    I get very frustrated with tdocs who specialize in treating afflictions that they have personally. I think it's too easy to focus on empathy and turn therapy into a pity party, at the expense of providing the impetus to make the situation better.

    I get the feeling that therapy with you would be exactly the opposite of a pity party, which is a good thing.

  4. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    That is quite a compliment -- who knows, you may some day be able to put all that you've learned to use helping other kids.
  5. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    I think ALL of us would be good at it!