As odd as this sounds, I find it more comforting to talk to my psychiatrist (a medical doctor) than my psychologist (my therapist).
Most people would say the other way around. They would say how psychiatrists are stereo-typically pill producing machines, as they only see their patients for 10, 15 minutes to give their prescription while you really talk things through with your therapist.
Is it weird that I feel the other way around?
I feel like my therapist treats me like a “fragile flower” that can break anytime. He is gentle and calm. He watches for my emotions to change on what he says or do. He even gives me to describe my emotions by using the “inside out” characters chart to label my emotions rather ignoring them.
My psychiatrist on the other hand is more “real” with me. He doesn’t necessarily treat me like a “fragile flower” but puts reality into my head. He tells me what is wrong or right by giving me concrete examples of what is suppose to be like being on this treatment plan.
Am I the only one experiencing this?