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I was referred by my family doctor to a therapist about 2+ months ago and now after filling out paperwork they are just blowing smoke and giving me excuse after excuse.
I'm just wondering if anyone here knows if i can maybe turn them in or something for not helping me? Isn't this unethical for them to turn down someone with mental issues?
If anyone has advice or something i can do or say to them to get things going.
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What are they giving you for excuses? I'm just curious.

Therapists are allowed to choose who they will and won't see. And often it's not personal - a matter of being too booked, or what they specialize in, or just the types of clients they are better with - age, gender, problem...

But they should tell you outright and give you a reason.

On the other hand seeing a therapist is such a crapshoot it's almost a blessing when they let you know they suck before you even see them. This sounds like a really unprofessional office, so don't sweat it just move along and thank God you didn't find out they were incompetent six months into therapy.

Can't you ask your GP for a referral to someone else? Or better yet, see if you can find somebody that specializes in anxiety disorders. I had good luck going to a psychiatrist first and then getting a referral from there to a therapist.
 

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Don't give up, do you have to be referred to the therapist or can you just find one on your own? Even if you have to get it referred as a matter of insurance, you should be able to do that even after you find one that will see you. It unfortunately does take a lot of diligence to find a good therapist and get everything worked out but it will be worth it hopefully.
 
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