Who can help me with my mental issues?
January 10, 2012 7:07 AM Subscribe
Looking for someone to help me with practical aspects of my ADHD - life coach, psychiatrist, therapist? What am I looking for?
posted by SNWidget to Health & Fitness (7 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
In contrast to previous years, I'm sticking to one new year's resolution, but it's a big one. I'd like to get my time management under control. I'm fighting this on a number of fronts (including medication from my primary care physician), one of which I've decided should be some form of therapy or coaching to help me address ADHD, anxiety, and depression. I think addressing some of the ADHD issues related to time management could lessen the effects of the anxiety and depression, which tend to be at their worst when deadlines are looming or I haven't allotted enough time to give a task my best.
Last summer I consulted a therapist at my university. While it was somewhat helpful, it didn't provide me with practical insights or tools that would help me address ADHD and time management. I'd like to see someone who specializes in ADHD (and secondarily depression and anxiety) that can help me with some of the practical tools.
I'm interested in hearing from those who have gone down this road. From whom should I be seeking help? A clinical psychologist? Other type of therapist? Some sort of life coach? (If a life coach is the way to go - how do I find one? I live in the Dallas area.)
Any other thoughts and tips are welcome and appreciated.