i never thought they could myself but have been told otherwise recently
a psychologist gave me a diagnosis and i wasn't happy about it - i thought she was overstepping as no psychiatrist or hospital staff had given that to me - (she was terrible anyway).
I didn't know this myself but I think psychologists can give diagnosises as well. How did you find out about the diagnosis, did the psychologist tell u directly?
I support you in changing psychologists if you need to - it's okay to do that. don't give up. It is really hard to find a good person to help.... you might have a totally different experience with a different professional. Also it might be interesting to find out more about the psychologists approach or style
There are a lot of different approaches - somatic therapy, psychodynamic, psychoanalytic, trauma-focussed, DBT, ACT - etc
Maybe this one's style isn't good for u but another one will be better. I'm hoping u are okay Mocha x