Ratings for Dr. Martin Cote-Beck
This is a shout out from the past! I knew Dr. Beck in his Ottawa office, and saw him frequently through a rough time of a new diagnosis. He is the only psychiatrist I have known to date who is a strong, capable and caring practitioner who manages meds AND counsels and does psychotherapy. He manages meds with up to date approaches and is flexible to considering alternatives if initial approaches don't work. He imparted insights and "rules to obey in life" that are as helpful 20 years later as when they were when I was first hit over the head with them. Not always gentle, but the forcefulness was needed sometimes to go through the thick bones of my skull. Punctual, articulate and always knew my back story. I missed his presence and help when I had to leave the practice for a geographical move.
I found Dr. Cote Beck to be very professional and knowledgeable. He is forthright and, at the same time, compassionate. Counselling can be a difficult experience as patients have to be prepared to accept the fact that they may not always be comfortable at times and that they are a part of the problems they are experiencing in their relationships.
My heart is so very heavy today after my visit with Doctor Cote-Beck I was left feeling judged and attacked for my honesty, I made it quite clear from the star that I struggle to put my words , thoughts and feelings together sometimes and he made me feel stupid and to blame . I don't think I ever want to see a psychiatrist again. I feel that it is so so wrong for him to judge me as a therapist and quite honestly this should be reported as I know that this could cause huge downfalls for some. People who put so much hope and trust into somebody in this field of work.
Wow I have never left feedback on anyone ever!! but I feel it is my duty to leave feedback here today...... Dr. Beck rolled the dice on me, I was extremely suicidal at the time...... his explanation to me later (unfortunately I had to see him for some paperwork later) was that he was "perpetuating a 'crisis' in me!!!! Really???? Have me committed at the time, but you never "roll the dice" on a suicidal client. When faced with my self harm or known prescription drug use he would always spout off about some brain mumbo jumbo also..... I never knew why I kept going back, I was vulnerable and just wanted someone to tell me what to do. Now that I have been healthy for 6 years I can honestly say that I ABSOLUTELY WOULD NOT RECOMMEND this man to anyone, for ANYTHING..... Just for the record his "crisis" that he was to perpetuate in me????????? In the last 10 minutes of an appointment dealing with self harm and suicide, he announces "I'm sorry I will no longer treat you......" "Your standing appointment is now cancelled" He did not offer me any explanation after 2 years of appointments, I was never late, missed an appt. etc. With that, he held open the door for me and said "Goodbye", yes arrongantly and rather smug. Long story short...... He was called onto the carpet by other professionals for doing this to me. He should change professions and enter the 'science' of the brain rather than dealing with people.... he lost it long long ago.....
I don't know what idiot gave this guy a diploma, but he is uneducated, arrogant, lives in lala land and doesn't give a crap about the people he is supposed to help take care of. Most of the time he just sits there and plays music, when I open up to him he tells me that whatever is troubling me isn't going away and that I just need to deal with it. He is on time, that I can give him credit for but what's the point? I may as well talk to the wall in his office. I told him my family history and he messed it all up. He makes my family sound like we've got serious problems... I am sure I suffer from bi polar and I have told him this several times and he says nope, you're just fine instead of helping me, like others have stated, he likes to just give medication. I found that after I go see him, I come out more frustrated then when I went in. I don't know why anyone would recommend him as a psychiatrist. I personally would advise staying far far away from his so called practice.
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