I'm trying to figure out if my new counselor falls within the realm of "normal" or is just a fruitcake.
I've had about a half dozen counselors in my life. But this is the first one who, when I describe how my mother abused me when I was young, declared, "I don't like your mother."
And when I told him how my daughter is sometimes curt with me on the phone when I interrupt her, he said "She probably won't be a very good mother".
(This was on two different sessions and I've only seen him 3 times so far!)
I should say that my first meeting with him was very productive because he sat there and listened while I got to the bottom of what was bothering me.
But since my last meeting, I've been feeling a little paranoid because of his line of questioning which - in retrospect -
seemed like he was trying to grill me to find out if I had become a child abuser, too - which I have not - so I have nothing to hide... but you see how he JUMPS to wrong conclusions.
I don't know... is that a new ploy counselors are using? Was he just trying to see how I would react when he disparaged my daughter and took offense at my mother?
Or is my counselor just "bad" at his job?
i called and had to leave a voicemail, but I told him I didn't feel comfortable meeting with him again... and why... which took some guts.