As a new mother suffering with postpartum depression, I was looking for relief and assurance that what I was going through was normal and ok. Instead, Dr. Wall literally said, "I don't know how to say this without, I don't want to say "pi$$ you off, but I guess, make you angry. It sounds as though you are having a pity party." Seriously!?! You tell a person who seeks you out in their darkest, most vulnerable moment of depression that she is having a pity party? Who are you? Definitely not someone who knows ANY thing about postpartum depression! I will NEVER see her again. I highly discourage anyone who doesn't want to leave feeling worse than when the went in to see this woman. She was horrible! I brought up several issues that she ignored. She laid out a plan of action that was multi-step and confusing. Several times I had to have her repeat what she just said. She is also extremely verbose and patronizing. Two qualities you would never like to see in a well-qualified, compassionate therapist. Worst experience EVER!
Posted: 8/06/2009 • Last edited: 8/10/2009 • Link to this review
I just came upon this review and it has been quite some time since its original posting. At this time I have no recollection of the quoted events. Regardless, if I were ever to say or do something in session that made a patient feel discouraged, patronized or upset in any way, I would hope we could discuss it in a therapeutic and safe context and resolve the misunderstanding. Likewise, if a patient disagrees with a treatment plan, feels it doesn't meet their needs, or is confused by it I would encourage them to bring it up in session so we can address all of their concerns openly and appropriately. My goal is always to support and promote my patients' growth and healing in therapy.
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Licensed by the state of California as a psychologist. Member of the San Diego Psychological Association.
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