Friday, August 28, 2009

My Counselor Quit. . .

his job.

So last week I called my counselor on Monday. We talked on the phone for about an hour that day. We met on Wednesday for the first time and talked for about an hour and a half. I really felt comfortable with this guy. Before I left he gave me his phone number and his email address. He said if I needed ANYTHING to call or email him and he would get back to me promptly. I emailed him the day we met and heard back from him that night. I called him the next morning and then in the next few days emailed him. Nothing. I did not hear back from him.

Fast forward to yesterday. I call to confirm my appointment and I'm told that he will not be in. I told the lady on the phone I had an appointment with him. I told her I did not want to drive there if he was not going to be there. She called me back and told me to come. I drove 40 minutes and when I got there he was not there. Another gentleman greeted me and said he could meet with me. He had told me that my counselor had resigned very quickly and it had come as a total shock. I was not happy that the lady on the phone was not honest with me over the phone. I don't think I would have driven 40 minutes. I decided that I should have an open mind and meet with this guy. Um, yeah, didn't gel with him at all. My favorite line of our whole meeting was, "I don't mean to be mean, but sounds like you need to stop sucking your thumb and stop feeling sorry for yourself." Um, are you kidding me? Seriously, did you just say what I think you said?

My counselor is also a pastor. I decided to meet with someone who was of the same faith as me because I have had some questions recently about some aspects of my faith, so I thought not only do I need regular counseling, but also spiritual. My counselor was great at combining both. My counselor is very compassionate and kind in how he said things even if they were hard to hear. He was a good match for me. The pastor I met with yesterday, not such a good match. I'm really missing my counselor and I'm hoping this is just temporary. I'm hoping we can still meet at a coffee shop of something. I know that something drastic had to have happened in his life for him to resign, so I hope that everything is ok. I will be praying for him and for those of you who pray please pray for him and his family as well.

3 comments:

Siren said...

So sorry to hear that! I know it was hard on my husband when he lost his job and couldn't see his regular counselor any more. I know it's tricky to find someone you really click with.

Jeff said...
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Mommymeepa said...

I'm over it now. Will be looking for a new one soon.