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The guidance counselor want to send me to psychologist, how do I convince him to stop doing it?

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David’s Answer

That doesn't sound very nice. Can you talk to your parents about this? I know, I know talking to parents can be a pain, but they are the ones who have the ultimate say in that.

A couple of other thoughts: Talk to a teacher you trust and ask their advice. They will know how things work at the school and who can support you.

I hope things work out for you.

David recommends the following next steps:

Talk to a teacher you trust.
Talk to your parents.

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Latonya’s Answer

I would encourage you to talk to your family about the concerns your counselor has that causes them to believe that a psychologist is a good fit for your needs.

I would also encourage you to have an open mind about being thoughtful and intentional about your mental health. Having a therapist, doctor, or psychiatrist talk with you does not mean that anything is "wrong" with you. Life is tough and the way we are raised, society, and how our own brains work contribute to the emotions and experiences we all have daily. Whether you rely on your school counselor, family, friends, or professional help- it is important for you to take care of yourself and talk about your feelings.

Believe me- it is all very important and as useful as you allow it to be.

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Victor’s Answer

If you are struggling to some degree it's not a bad idea to seek the help needed. Seeing a psychologist to help you with your baggage, which we all have, can be a good thing. A referral is just that. You can certainly complete the evaluation which is really to see if ongoing work is needed. You definitely have choices on whether or not to proceed with any recommendations any provider might have. Following through is a good way to learn strategies in managing day to day stress. Despite popular belief seeing a psychologist/psychiatrist/therapist/counselor doesn't mean you're "crazy." Again this is a person to help you with trauma/stress/situational obstacles. They say no matter who you are you should partake in therapy at least once in life. Unless you are deemed a danger to yourself or others, engaging in a therapeutic environment is voluntary. Hope this helps.