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Was my therapist wrong or am I just freaking out?

Thu, May 29th 2008

I have been seeing my therapist for five months. He has a very strict cancellation policy. I went to see my MD yesterday who told me to stay out of work for 24-48 hours. Since my therapist is near my office, not my home, I canceled my appointment immediately to honor the 24 hour policy, even though I had the worst week since I have started seeing him. Around 11 am today I felt like I could drive the 25 miles to go to see him and called. I was told that he had no appointments for the day but he would call if he had an opening. I never heard from him. If I were seeing him next week that would be fine but he is on vacation from tomorrow for a week and a half. So my next appointment is two weeks from today . My husband said if it were him he would find someone else, but I should get an outside opinion. I am so very upset and have no idea on what to do. I feel a bit abandoned..

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