I hope someone responds, but do realize that very few people participate on this website. While a lot more than that do look at it, if you notice you will see the same few who respond, and so it's not likely you're going to find anyone who lives in Detroit. On the other hand, as you say, Detroit is a big city and is probably chock full of mental health practitioners. I'll just go on some of what you are saying. It sounds to me like your main problem is depression or just sadness and grief that isn't going anywhere as well. You clearly don't have narcolepsy, as you say you're not sleeping well if I get you right so whatever was going on with your Dad isn't what's going on with you on that score, but it does sound like he may have had depression as well. I doubt reporting your psychiatrist will get you anywhere, don't waste your energy. If you don't like him, find a better one, but this is basically what most psychiatrists are like, especially if you're seeing him on insurance. The best ones don't take insurance, in my experience. The same is true for the best therapists. Because they can find enough wealthy people who need them, they don't need the hassle of insurance so they don't take it, but in today's health care world docs specialize and psychiatrist aren't Freud anymore, they mostly do just what yours does, which is dole out meds. Some still do talk therapy, but not most of them, and when they do it's quite expensive compared to seeing a psychologist. All psychiatrists are MDs, that's pretty much the definition of one vs. a psychologist or other mental health care provider. I would be shocked if he was also a GP, since it pays a lot less and requires a lot more work than being a psychiatrist. I suppose it's possible, but if it was, that would actually benefit you because it would mean he was up to date on your health, which most psychiatrists forget over the years as they don't practice that. Use it or lose, you know. We're all like that. As for hypnosis, there are many different ways of doing it. There are many therapists who use it but few who specialize in it. Some use self-hypnosis. Some use what we usually think of as hypnosis. And they use it in different ways. A good one is one who helps you and for it to work you have to put in the work, and it can take some time for it to work. If you want a quicker form of therapy, I'd look into CBT. That may or not involve hypnosis, but it is a quicker form of therapy. It does take a lot of work on your part for it to work. How to find a good hypnotherapist is usually by referral from another health practitioner, such as your GP or your psychiatrist or a psychologist. You might even Google hypnosis in your area and something may come up. There are professional associations for all manner of mental health practitioners, and they might have referral services. But again, the good ones are the ones who help you, and you only find that out when you see them for awhile. A great one for one person might not click with you.