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Do I have to keep seeing my therapist?


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I am 65 years old and have been 100% P&T  SC PTSD for 7 years. With all of this Covid stuff, I haven’t seen my therapist for several months.  I’ve decided to not see him for the next few months & I wonder if I am in danger of losing my benefits if I stop going to my therapist for a while or if I stop altogether. 

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you might ask to reduce your sessions not that you improved but its just to much to go through  with this pandemic going on, so if your seeing your therapist every week or every 2 weeks  you might ask

I dont recommend you squander your time worrying about a reduction.  I consider time spent "worrying" as wasted time.   Instead of worry, you can take action.  Actionable events include: 1. 

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On 4/12/2021 at 5:38 PM, john999 said:

I would keep seeing the VA shrink if I were you.  I have been seeing one for 25 years.  This produces a mountain of documentation and evidence.  Very hard to cut a rating for a vet who is in constant long term care from a VA shrink.

Thanks John!!!

May I ask if you are 100% P&T and are you an older vet like me?

Also, have you been seeing the same therapist for 25 years? If so, that is remarkable.  Till I stopped seeing mine because of Covid, he was the third therapist that I had seen. The first one told me that her specialty was not PTSD and that she was not the best one to help me  

So, I was assigned another one that was fresh out of college, a non-veteran, and she didn’t know jack squat. She really ticked me off when she would take phone calls during my sessions.

I then asked for another therapist that specialized in PTSD and I got a great one.  I’ve been with him for 10 years and It’s been a year since I’ve seen him face-to-face and he had been hinting at retiring.  With that in mind, I decided there was no way that I was gonna break another therapist in.  

So, since I am 66 years old and 100% SC and P&T, I think that I’m OK as far as benefits go.

Additionally, I have spoken several times to a priest friend of mine that has done a lot of counseling and he has helped me quite a bit. So I still have someone that I can talk to and that I can trust.  

God Bless,

texasvet

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