I have a close friend that I serendipitously met during an internship while we were young. He is has some diagnosed disorders and has a similar mindset with issues we both face throughout our lives. We can bounce anything off each other and there is not one thing we can say that would shock or put-off the other person. We really click and when we do find the time to get together, it can be great and helpful.
I can’t say that I’ve found anything like that in a professional therapist. I’ve tried a few, but none really “got me”. I’ve been paging through the threads here and noticed there are service providers out there that offer teleconferencing which is awesome and I feel like it may be time to try again … but I don’t know the best way to “window shop”. How would I find someone that clicks well with me?
I’ve felt that previous attempts did not progress successfully because the conversations were not driven in the right direction. I try to be nice and make it work, only to invest time into something that is not working out.
I know I should be eternally thankful to have found the friend that I have, but I feel better knowing I can offload more on someone who is a professional with a schedule.