I have a huge history of being gaslit by professionals for some things. And I’m struggling to find a specialist I think it’s worth even attempting to see for a Teacher Operation Enduring Clusterfuck Covid-19 2020 Shirt. I’m frightened no one will believe me I mask so much I have as long as I can remember. I feel like I don’t belong even though I really have had so many symptoms. And that are similar to other women with autism. I’m also afraid that if they say I don’t ‘actually’ fit the diagnosis then what the hell is wrong with me? (and has been wrong with me my whole life).
I got lucky to find my current therapist. My sister directed me to the Community Care Collective in my state. Which helped me find a therapist normally works with autistic and transgender teens. But was very kind and accepted me as a Teacher Operation Enduring Clusterfuck Covid-19 2020 Shirt. But I would not have found him without that little recommendation. The good ones do exist, like a couple of ppl in this thread have mentioned but also as I said initially, the real forward-thinking professionals with true and an open mind usually exist in children and teens’ spaces. Even if they won’t take you on as a patient they usually have better recommendations than sites like psychology today. Again things like that, on top of limitations that could occur, are why I decided not to go to a medical professional for diagnosis. Hell, it took years of overcoming anxiety and thinking I was being a baby to test myself. So much of my life makes much more sense now.