Quote from mom35
I need all the help I can get especially finding a job. I was working in psych but that hospital closed on Feb 16. Now I am starting tpapn and my eval has been done and my case worker will be getting back to me with details. On my last visit to my psychiatrist, just last Tuesday, she told me it would be nearly impossible to find a job on tpapn. I panicked when she told me that. My thought was "I will never work as a nurse again". It made me literally ill.
I'm going out on a limb here, but I though your psychiatrist was there to help you find ways to deal with your anxiety. If you have a history of needing klonopin and are now in TPAPN they should ought be helping with alternative ways to do this. Not induce more anxiety by telling you crap like that.
Cheez. Yes, it can be difficult and downright frustrating finding a job but not impossible. You got psych experience? That's one of the best starting points for contract folks, even with no experience.
You will find a job. At least at the get go, it may not be your dream job (or it could be, it has happened) but you will find one. In my opinion, if you can, I'd consider a different psych doc. To say something like that. Just wrong.