02/24/2012Provided by Citysearch -
I'm not going back out there looking ever again. That's the skinny!
To be fair, I have seen a therapist in the past and I have met with more than 2 psychiatrists, in the past.
So, I knew what I was looking for, in part, based on past positive and negative experiences.
I know that I need my psychiatrist to be intelligent and skillful, to be legitimately interested in helping me and listening to me -- not to make a snap decision about me, and then nod sometimes. I also know that I need to work with someone who is not just yessing me, so she can move on to the next patient. She 'get's it'. Either you'll know what that means or you wont. I dont think there's a better way to describe that quality.
I've found what I need, and I am glad not have to wade through anymore of what I dont. Having seen plenty of the latter, it is very easy to for me to say that there are many more psychiatrists who definitely make sure that my appointment ends right on time, but cant or wont do more than as little as seems necessary at every appointment.
I'm realistic in my expectations, but I know I need to work with someone who, is absolutely qualified, and who sees me as a person they are trying to help, at every visit. I have what I need, and know that for me, it was not easy the easiest find.
I dont know what would be best for everyone. I think if you can relate to my story, you'll have stopped reading already, because you already know you've found it. And you'll probably reserve the same information, for those who would only really need it, for the same reason.
If you cant relate to my story, then this probably wont help you find what you need.
One last thing -- if you do actually know Dr. Itzkoff, you know how to reach her. If you think that the most obvious number listed on this site is the best way to reach her, well, you've never met THE Dr. Itzkoff. I dont know how that will affect your chances of meeting her ...