Therapy 101: What kind of therapist does my husband need?
February 7, 2014 7:00 PM Subscribe
My wonderful, kind, funny, awesome husband needs some help. I think he may have some mild depression issues. It manifests itself mostly as roadblocks in his brain that stall him on major work projects, grad school, etc. He just shuts down on certain big projects and can’t finish them, and I’m worried about him.
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (12 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
He seems to have episodes like this where he gets really dragged down maybe once a year (this time of year, generally—I’m guessing the season may have something to do with it). He is willing to talk with a therapist and I’d like to help him find someone. Neither of us has ever been in therapy so I’m a little overwhelmed by all the different styles and don’t know what to look for.
So, what kind of therapy would you recommend for someone who needs help overcoming mental obstacles and self-defeating behaviors? CBT? DBT? Life coach? “Talk” therapy? I’m also confused by all the different titles (this is in the U.S. if that helps); I’m looking at a website that lists local therapists and I see counselors, psychologists, licensed professional counselors, clinical social workers, limited licensed professional counselors, etc. etc.
Any help steering us in the right direction, and/or advice on how I can best support him through this would be most appreciated. Many, many thanks.