Finally Booked a Doctor
Just got back from the hospital. After pretty much forever, I've finally got a referral for what is probably the only Clinical Psychologist/Psychiatrist in the whole of Abuja.
Previously, the only one we could find was in Kaduna and I didn't want to go all the way to Kaduna for an hour or two hour long appointment so it was keep searching.
I read that you can search online for location-specific psychologists or ask your doctor for recommendations when unsure of How to find a good psychologist for counseling. As my referring doctor is calling the psychologist right now, I will contact him later in the day to schedule my first appointment/consultation. Mental health is different to handle from other healthcare matters. Someone like doctor rozelle would be brilliant for physical health conditions, but not so much for this. I need an expert in mental health.
The doctor said I'll have to work on this with the psychologist for a while to fix my issues but I'm determined so I'm in it for the long haul. My doctor has been extremely helpful throughout this whole process. He has listened to my issues and always supported me. Unfortunately, he did mention that he may be relocating to another hospital in the near future. He's currently looking at physician mortgage rates to see if a relocation would be possible financially. He has been at this hospital for a long time now, so it might be nice for him to move to a different one. If he does go, he will definitely be missed.
Even though this will be the first time that I'm actually visiting a psychologist, I have always believed that they have the ability to help you get to a better place with your mental health. My friend was recently telling me about it as she read some information that was provided by Upskilled about what it would be like to start a career in this field and she wanted to help people, just like this psychologist would be helping me. It's good to know that there are individuals out there who are determined to make you feel better, and I'm just as determined to get through to the end of this process.