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    Any experience with a malignant narcissist?

    @Flossy, did your mother also present paranoid tendencies? This is one of the symptoms of malignant narcissism.
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    Any experience with a malignant narcissist?

    This is interesting. Have any therapists or other healthcare providers you've seen been able to explain how PTSD could cause these physical symptoms? And thank you so much for taking the time to write that. I hope that expressing it here helps you process and release some of the pain.
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    Any experience with a malignant narcissist?

    And what's with the term "malignant?" Is that the most fitting, accurate term? Aren't most Cluster B people malignant? Why is the MN especially malignant?
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    Any experience with a malignant narcissist?

    Not a jolly topic but nonetheless ... LOL. Do you feel confident that you can diagnose those people? Do they check all the boxes on the diagnostic criteria?
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    Any experience with a malignant narcissist?

    There doesn't seem to be a ton of information about malignant narcissism out there. It's a type of narcissism that includes all the traits you'd expect from standard narcissism (profound insecurity, excessive need to admiration, etc.). In addition, malignant narcissists are said to have symptoms...
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    Therapists clinging to remote work post Covid

    According to Psychology Today, 50% of therapists in my area are online only. 50% offer both online and in-person sessions. This halves my options for therapy. Someone seeking online therapy has double the options I have. It sucks.
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    Therapists clinging to remote work post Covid

    Really? It was already hard to find a therapist that's right for me before remote therapy became the trend. Now it's way harder if I want F2F, and the ease of virtual sessions combined with reduced financial overhead and a broader client base are leaving therapists with no incentive to return to...
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    Therapists clinging to remote work post Covid

    I'm all about options. It just seems to me that remote modes are easier and more attractive monetarily for therapists, so if patients don't "vote with their feet," they have no incentive to offer in-person visits. This is disconcerting to me. If I were a therapist, I'd work at least one day a...
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    Therapists clinging to remote work post Covid

    Sorry I'm such a simpleton about these things but I still don't quite get it. One in 12 people has what kind of admin access? How do they obtain it? Is it through their job? Isn't our data on apps like Zoom supposed to be encrypted so no one can read it?
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    Therapists clinging to remote work post Covid

    Sorry, what is 1:12? And can you explain what kind of access he has, and who else has it?
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    Therapists clinging to remote work post Covid

    Maybe some here who don't mind remote therapy are more personally partial to their therapists than most. So when they say they prefer remote, they mean they prefer remote because that's what their therapist, whom they really like and feel attached to, offers. But given a choice with the same...
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    Therapists clinging to remote work post Covid

    Do you have reasonable cause to be concerned about privacy with remote therapy? I'd never be fully comfortable with that data being created or existing for a moment in time even if Zoom and whoever else claims it's secure. But I mean have you heard anything or learned anything that makes you...
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    Therapists clinging to remote work post Covid

    Actually, I am also located inside a large city. I suppose my local therapists are making money from people in underserved areas outside the city who don't have much of a choice but to accept remote therapy.
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    Therapists clinging to remote work post Covid

    @somerandomguy, several people in the thread were pointing to expanded service (to underserved areas, etc.) as a key reason therapists are sticking with remote. I thought I'd address the other side of that equation.
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    Therapists clinging to remote work post Covid

    Maybe what feels "off" is that you divulged without trust. I think it's very hard to feel a sense of trust with a digitized rendering of someone who isn't even present.
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    Therapists clinging to remote work post Covid

    If I want a therapist who I actually click with, who uses modalities that work for me, who is not too far away, who feels like the right therapist for me? Yes, I have limited options for finding all of that in one therapist, don't we all?
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    Therapists clinging to remote work post Covid

    Nor are you. So in the interest of serving as many people as possible, they should offer some days in person and some days remote.
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    Therapists clinging to remote work post Covid

    @somerandomguy, @Movingforward10, @No More, Are you going into detail about the most disgusting, shameful, humiliating, degrading things that ever happened to you on a Zoom call?
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    Too much for my Therapist

    If the therapist charges $150 - $200 a session, it seems like $75 + $20 copay would leave a big portion of the bill unpaid. Sorry, not trying to drive you nuts with math, just trying to better understand how this works.
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    Therapists clinging to remote work post Covid

    Can you clarify what you mean by this? It's a little unclear to me. Anyway, I don't think we can compare out-of-office work for most people with out-of-office work for therapists. You can send in a lot of deliverables from anywhere, but for therapists, the meeting is the deliverable, and...
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    Too much for my Therapist

    Will insurance companies cover several hours of therapy per week? I was under the impression that many providers will only pay for 50 minute sessions once per week.
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    Therapists clinging to remote work post Covid

    Why does it seems like so many therapists are clinging to remote sessions with Covid now mostly a memory? This bothers me for three reasons. 1) I can't get that intimate on a Zoom call. 2) I'm concerned about the data being out there on some server somewhere, and 3) I have roommates in the other...
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    Out-of-network therapist contracts

    Hi everyone, Does anyone have experience with out-of-network contracts? I'm on Medicaid, and my insurance provider told me if I want to see a therapist outside of their network, I'd have to get an out-of-network contract. Basically, I contact a therapist I want to see and ask if they will get...
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