I would like to know how to move forward with my life. I have been diagnosed with bipolar
disorder in 2004. Since then I have taken medications everyday. I was granted Social Security Disability Income in January 2010. I also get food stamps. My state pays for all my prescriptions and medical costs. I currently see a psychiatrist about once a month and a social worker once a week.
My question is in regards XXXXX XXXXX social worker. I started seeing him at the end of July 2008 until February 2009. At that time I was experiencing severe OCD. My psychiatrist told me in August of 2009 that I needed a counselor to do cognitive behavioral therapy. I was looking for a female counselor to do it, but couldn't find one. I ended up having to go with a male.
This male social worker is 40 years old and not married. I am 26, going on 27 next month. I became attracted to him from the very first session with him. My OCD finally disappeared in February of 2009. I told him that I wanted to end therapy because I was feeling good and had recovered from my OCD. All throughout therapy, I noticed that there was a mutual chemistry between us. So on my last session in February of 2009, I asked him to coffee at the end of the session. I wrote my number on a piece of paper and he walked up to me and took it. He told me that he had to just check with his boss because he thought there was a legality. I informed him that I had checked with my former professor of human services at a college I had attended. My former professor is a social worker also. He informed me that once therapy is ended, I am allowed to date my social worker and I wouldn't have to wait because of the fact that he is a social worker and not a psychologist or psychiatrist. He said that with those two professions the wait time would be a year. My social worker, I will call him Jim for privacy reasons, told me at my last session in Feb. 2009 that he appreciated my offer and that "I am also in a relationship." He was very happy, smiling and all. While walking out the door to his office, I told him, "You better call me." My offer was truly real and genuine from me to him.
A month past by and I was wondering why he hadn't called me. So I decided to consult with a telephone psychic. This female Psychic, named Ava, was extremely believable to me at that time. She scared me by what she said to me. She said that Jim's girlfriend had put curses on me that would prevent me from being with him. She told me that I had other strange curses, that if they were not removed, then I would not live a good life. I was scared. She stole $20,000 from me. She did
this by telling me to send her many $100 American Express gift cards wrapped in clothing to her assistant, who later emailed me and told me that she was scammed by Ava too. I filed for bankruptcy this year.
My family and I reported this to my local police station last May. The police officer told me not to contact Ava anymore which I followed his advice. I found out a month ago that Ava had filed for bankruptcy and that I and everyone she scammed out of thousands of dollars were not going to see any money back from her.
My parents stopped paying for my expensive health insurance premiums in April 2009. So I was seeing a female case manager and a different psychiatrist at a local community mental helath center from May 2009 until December 2009. Then my state offered me private insurance so in January of this yaer I went back into counseling with Jim. The reason I left the community mental health center was that over time there was a personality clsh between me and my female case manager and psychiatrist.
So, I have been seeing Jim about every week. I was inpatient for the whole month of March this year because my new psychiatrist committed me after my family ot nervous after I had a minor car accident.
The reason that I stood 33 days in a psychiatric unit was that I signed an intent to leave form after my first day there. My psychiatrist at the hospital said she was not going to discharge me right away and so I would have to be brought to court. They assigned me a free lawyer and this lawyer told me she wanted a very good psychiatrist to evaluate me so that I could be discharged. Well, this delayed my stay there 2 weeks because the independent psychiatrist had a busy schedule. When the day of the court hearing came, some of my family members showed up at the hospital. I was shocked. They told the judge stuff about me from the past which was like 6 years old and not relevant to the person I was becoming. Thus, the judge told me he would keep me committed there. So I stayed 1 more week and then I was discharged.
I am still very attracted to this man and I would like to know how to deal with this situation so that it is good for both me and him. Also I wanted to tell you that I attended Brown University in 2001 right out of high school and took some classes at a community college.