Menschy Seattle Therapist, please
October 21, 2012 11:28 PM Subscribe
Recommendations for a good (please note my definition of good) therapist in Seattle
posted by ArgyleSockPuppet to Human Relations (6 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I know similar questions have been asked, but I don't feel like they are quite exactly what I am looking for.
I am looking for a personal recommendation (meaning, you or a close loved one has seen this therapist) for a therapist in Seattle who could help with the fallout of a very traumatic failed relationship. I am looking for, for lack of a better word, a mensch. I don't want to be plugged into someone's cognitive behavioral framework, or Freudian framework, or religious framework, or any framework--I want to converse with an open-minded, unconventional, empathic, genuinely good listener who will make me feel understood. I'm allergic to "practical problem solvers" who want to give homework or have ideas about "improving" my life or trying to manipulate me into feeling or behaving the way they want me to (or even the way I want me to!!). I don't want to be changed, fixed, manipulated, or acted upon in any manner. I want to be listened to, deeply, and understood. That is all. That would be enough.
Please no generic referrals to King County resources, or general web sites like apa--I can find those on my own, and have already looked through them for many hours as well as test-driven two therapists I found through these methods. One was utterly uninspiring and mundane and the other, though clearly knowledgeable and good at what he does, was too research- and practical-results-focused based for my tastes.
I'm poor, and cannot afford this, but I am going to do it anyway. So, money is (gulp) not an object. I just need the absolute best fit for me.