There have been fewer things along our “journey” as critical as having a good relationship with our daughter’s psychiatrist. Having her feel completely comfortable, knowing she can walk into his office and update him on exactly how she’s feeling, medication-wise, or keeping him posted on new rituals or symptoms without feeling he’s judging her or will even “react” no matter how “crazy” she thinks it will sound, has been invaluable! She’s totally comfortable sharing whatever she’s having trouble with and waiting to hear what ideas he may have for her to try. They discuss how her meds make her feel and if she still feels good, etc.
Never underestimate this relationship. My girl feels normal and empowered every time we walk out of his office! We appreciate him more than we can say!