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post #1 of 128 (permalink) Old 09-18-2007, 09:25 AM Thread Starter
 
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Do you prefer a male or female counselor?


What is your gender... And what gender do you prefer your counselor to be.

I'm male, but I prefer a female counselor as for some reason I can more comfortably talk to them, although my current one is a guy.
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post #2 of 128 (permalink) Old 09-18-2007, 09:30 AM
 
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i'm female nd even tho i'm a daddy's girl i thuink i'd prefer female counselor
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Geeze, I dunno. Probably a guy.
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Well I'm new to counseling. I thought I'd prefer a female and still think I might, but I'm happy with my current male counselor.
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Well, I'm not very into counselors at all anymore after three unsuccessful tries with 'em. But I still prefer male. There's just something about female counselors that makes me feel so much worse. No offense to em--it's just me.
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I've never been to counseling, except the ones in schools, but I think I'd prefer a male. The female counselors I've talked to have been so pushy and they just assume they know everything.


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Female.
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Female. Thanks to my dad I have major trust issues with guys in power positions.
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post #9 of 128 (permalink) Old 09-18-2007, 10:54 PM
 
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I don't do well with female therapists for some reason. Some of them are too easy to push over, and nothing gets accomplished. Other times I feel like they're too pushy and they rub me the wrong way. Either way, I get annoyed with them and end up being resistant to anything they tell me. If I try therapy again, I'm going to try a male therapist.

Plus I'm really uncomfortable talking about "feelings" and all that stuff with other women. I don't know why. Is that weird?
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post #10 of 128 (permalink) Old 09-19-2007, 09:02 AM
 
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I'd prefer my counselor be a woman.
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Yeah, I changed my mind. I think I'd prefer a woman counselor.

Although I've never really had a counselor before, anyway.
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post #14 of 128 (permalink) Old 09-20-2007, 12:33 PM
 
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I'm a guy and my therapist is a woman, It's real easy for me to be open with her for some reason although in real life talking to women makes me

My psychiatrist is a man and I'm a little more nervous talking to him.
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post #15 of 128 (permalink) Old 09-24-2007, 06:50 AM
 
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I'm female and I prefer the same for therapy. I actually wouldn't have it any other way.
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I prefer female. They just seem easier to talk to. I don't know if it has anything to do with the fact that I grew up with 3 sisters and no brothers.
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My last counselor was a man and even though he's great I feel more comfortable with a woman. Especially since I'm a cry baby when it comes to talking about my SA and I don't feel comfortable crying in front of a woman, so with a man it's a lot harder.
Also, you could say I'm petrified of the opposite sex... =/
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post #18 of 128 (permalink) Old 09-26-2007, 06:37 AM
 
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My first therapist was a man, my current one is a woman. I found it easier to talk to the man, easier to open up and cry in front of him. I have no idea why this is. However, the woman i see now is a better therapist. Her sessions are more informative and helpful, she goes into alot more detail and gives me a better inderstanding of things.
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post #19 of 128 (permalink) Old 09-28-2007, 02:54 PM
 
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I've had a female one before, and now I have a male. Oddly, I'm more comfortable with the male one. Usually in general I'm less awkward around females though.
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post #20 of 128 (permalink) Old 09-28-2007, 06:49 PM
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Re: Do you prefer a male or female counselor?


i'm a guy, and I think i would rather have a female counselor. not that a male counselor would make me feel uncomfortable, but it just seems that females are more tender hearted or something and make it seem like they really care. haha yeah i'm pretty weird
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