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How can I best try to reconcile my estranged sister with the family?

My sister is estranged from my parents and me. It’s been about 5 years since she’s been in touch with everyone, initially estranging herself from my mother, then my father. For about a year after that she was still in touch with me, but ceased contact when I refused a request I saw as an attempt to make me ‘take her side’ against our mother. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 10, 2017 - 55 answers

How to be an instant therapist?

As part of my job I have to work on a hotline dealing with members of the public including distressed, angry and possibly abusive callers. I don't feel I have the social skills to be naturally good at this but we weren't given a choice. What tips and tricks have you got for me? What do you wish you had known before starting a role like this one?
posted by EatMyHat on Aug 31, 2016 - 10 answers

Recommendations for couples counselling in Vancouver, Canada?

My spouse and I have come to a point where we either have to resolve some long standing issues or break up. I'm looking for recommendations for couples therapists in Vancouver to help us work these issues out. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 6, 2016 - 2 answers

Seeking non-negative ways of communicating that I'm feeling controlled.

Couples counsellor has suggested I try to communicate my feelings of being controlled in a less negative way than "You're being controlling." [more inside]
posted by peterpete on Oct 21, 2015 - 23 answers

How to help a 12 year old boy do better in school and life?

Seeing advice about concrete steps to get a bright kid with some social and motivation symptoms to do better (failing) in school. [more inside]
posted by gregglind on Oct 6, 2015 - 13 answers

Help me build a future!

I'm in a caring profession which is being cut and slashed repeatedly by government financial cuts here in the UK. I'm tired of having a precarious life where I'm not sure where I'll be living and what I'll be doing from one month to the next. Being in the process of transitioning male-to-female, I'm looking to build a little more stability into my life, so that I can plan a real future for myself rather than just surviving on a short-term basis. Help me build a future! [more inside]
posted by winterhill on Aug 10, 2015 - 4 answers

Therapist/Counselor recommendations in Edmonton, AB?

I'm looking for a therapist/counselor in Edmonton, but I'm having a hell of a time finding one. There are some relationship issues that I'd like to work on. Are there any really good ones in the Downtown/University area or in North Edmonton that anyone can recommend? It looks like there are a lot of good ones in the south side of the city (and in the surrounding areas), but it's not really feasible for me to travel that far.
posted by anonymous on Jul 18, 2015 - 2 answers

Do the new online counselling startups offer good value for money?

Hi all, I have seen a few articles about the startups offering online mental health services at low cost. Joyable has gained quite a bit of press for offering a structured 3-month CBT programme to combat social anxiety (something I suffer from in some situations) for $240, and looking for reviews of that I also discovered Talkspace and Betterhealth. With the latter two you are matched with a therapists and get to send unlimited messages for $25-$40 a week, depending on the plan. These could be about any issue, not just social anxiety. Has anyone tried these and can make any comment on them? I find very few reviews by users on places other than the business's own web sites, and of course those could be selectively chosen to present the winner scenario. [more inside]
posted by AuroraSky on Jun 26, 2015 - 6 answers

Couples Therapists in NYC: recommendations

My partner and I are looking for a couples therapist in NYC - preferably Brooklyn and Manhattan. We tried one therapist about 8 months ago but we both felt he wasn't a good fit and quit after a few sessions. I'm looking for someone who really engages us and is both professional and empathetic. We have CIGNA and United Oxford insurances and would like to remain in-network if possible. Please share your recommendations, therapist hunting is really hard. Thanks!!
posted by whatdoyouthink? on Jun 21, 2015 - 3 answers

I want to be a part of it ...can I?

I have always wanted to live in New York for a year. Life circumstances mean there is now a possibility of being able to make that happen, in theory. Can you let me know if this will remain a pipe dream or if there is a chance of turning it into reality? I would like to work as a counsellor, or with an NGO. Many specifics to follow. [more inside]
posted by billiebee on Feb 12, 2014 - 16 answers

Reliable sources of corrective financial advice in South Carolina?

My in-laws in South Carolina, who don't have a stellar history with money, are facing some challenges that are really restricting their circumstances. They're not against cleaning up their act in terms of budgeting and being smarter about money, but don't really have a head for it. What's the best way to help from a distance? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on Dec 5, 2013 - 6 answers

Therapist/counseller recommendations for Mid Sussex, UK

I urgently need to find a good therapist/counseller in the Mid Sussex region of the UK (ideally in the Haywards Heath area). More details after the break, however I need help dealing with some issues in my marriage, but I don't have a clue how to go about seeking this help. I would ask my GP, however she is on vacation for the next couple of weeks but I need to start getting some help sooner than that. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 6, 2013 - 4 answers

Recommended professional counsellors/therapists around Vancouver, BC?

I'm asking for a friend. Any recommendations or resources available? Located in Vancouver area and working on a sliding scale (or relatively affordable) would be much appreciated.
posted by Hawk V on May 30, 2013 - 4 answers

Going Home to Toxic Family--How to deal? Help me help Mom!

I am currently finishing up my exchange in France where I've had awesome experiences and faced life-changing learning curves. Now I'm returning home to my extremely estranged parents who have been fighting all my life--deep, disgusting trenches of arguments that seem never-ending. [more inside]
posted by rhythm_queen on Apr 28, 2013 - 48 answers

Possible inappropriate job interview question?

Had a job interview over a week ago and can't get a couple of the questions out of my head [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 22, 2013 - 13 answers

How to get insurance to cover family/couples counselling

My partner and I are considering going into couples counselling. The insurance plan we share does not cover this type of counselling "except when rendered in connection with services provided for a treatable mental disorder." One of us is in treatment for a mental disorder, so this seems worth investigating. Can you offer us any experience or advice about dealing with therapists and/or insurance companies in this situation? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 14, 2013 - 1 answer

Seeking Louise L. Hay practitioner / counsellor in UK

Seeking Louise L. Hay style counsellor / practitioner in UK (preferably South East) [more inside]
posted by fries on Dec 2, 2012 - 4 answers

Stuck on the cusp; how to step over?

You decided to leave your marriage, which has had good times but also so many bad ones. You finally came to the point where you realised you had to get out; how did you go from realising it to actually doing it, despite the inertia of being with someone whom you still loved (just not enough to overcome all the negatives in the marriage any more)? [more inside]
posted by six sided sock on Nov 5, 2012 - 33 answers

should i get counselling

I am failing in most aspects of my life - should I get counselling? [more inside]
posted by cyml on Oct 31, 2012 - 15 answers

To share or not to share

My counsellor tells me that I need to stop enabling my wife's anxieties; my wife tells me that my not sharing what I'm talking about in counselling sessions is making her anxious. How do I square this circle? [more inside]
posted by six sided sock on Oct 17, 2012 - 61 answers

Happiness, you confuse me

How do I deal with happiness during the bad times when I find it confusing? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 26, 2012 - 7 answers

Desperately seeking stability

How do I get a handle on what I've uncovered in therapy outside the therapist's office whilst my therapist is unavailable for a few weeks? [more inside]
posted by six sided sock on Sep 22, 2012 - 19 answers

Time to go, how to go?

I think it's time for my wife and I to separate, but I have no idea exactly how to go about it. Help me out, hive mind. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 5, 2012 - 18 answers

How can I convince my wife to come to marriage counselling sessions with me?

I'm trying to convince my wife to attend marriage counselling with me, but I'm having a hard time doing so. Her opinion of marriage counselling (based on what she's read online) is that it's a waste of money and that a marriage counsellor would "only tell us what we already know." When I've pointed out that a marriage counsellor is there to help facilitate communication, her response has been "if we need a facilitator to help us communicate we're fucked anyway." Reasons for needing counselling + bonus snowflakery inside. Apologies; it turned into a bit of a mind-dumpy wall of text. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 21, 2012 - 21 answers

How do I put my money where my mouth is?

This year I need to get my finances in order but what sort of professional would be able to help? [more inside]
posted by freya_lamb on Jan 2, 2012 - 5 answers

Collection of crisis call role play scenarios

Please help me come up with role play scenarios to assist me in practicing my telephone counselling skills. [more inside]
posted by KLF on Nov 29, 2011 - 14 answers

Help us support her through therapy.

Mom's about to start psychotherapy for a condition that has been around for a long time and that we only recently had the nerve to talk to her about. How can we be supportive, what can/should we do to help her through the shock of going to therapy for the first time, and what else can we do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 21, 2011 - 8 answers

Therapists in Beijing

English-speaking, good, therapists/counsellors in Beijing? [more inside]
posted by smoke on Oct 3, 2011 - 2 answers

Resources on complicated grief

Where can I find resources on complicated grief, especially with regard to grieving something that never was? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 8, 2011 - 6 answers

I do not like thee, Doctor Fell

How do you know when it is time to change counsellors? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 25, 2011 - 13 answers

couples counselling toronto

Could someone recommend a psychologist for couples' counselling in Toronto? [more inside]
posted by Paquda on Nov 11, 2010 - 2 answers

Looking to tune-up the old marriage jalopy

Looking for a good marriage/couples therpaist in the Toronto area. This a more of a "tune-up" situation, not a "save my marriage!" situation. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 27, 2010 - 1 answer

Therapy - is it worth doing for me? (long)

Therapy - is it worth doing for me? (long) [more inside]
posted by stichomancer on Sep 14, 2010 - 9 answers

Get a therapist: how?

"Get therapy" seems to be a common decree around these parts, but that's usually where the suggestion begins and ends. Okay: but how? Can I get the Baedeker Guide to Seeking Therapy? [more inside]
posted by gavagai on May 19, 2010 - 18 answers

Counselling's not helping - should it be?

Counselling newbie, not having a great experience of it. Am I doing it wrong? Is my counsellor? Or is counselling just not the route to take, here? [more inside]
posted by Catseye on Jan 25, 2010 - 20 answers

Therapist issue

Was my therapist trying to manipulate me, or am I just being paranoid? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 8, 2010 - 18 answers

Financial and addiction counselling needed in Barrie, Ontario

I need information on counselling services available in Barrie, Ontario. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 26, 2009 - 2 answers

Anyy point in counselling?

Is there any point in relationship counselling if I have already decided to leave? [more inside]
posted by plechazunga on Jul 11, 2009 - 27 answers

Therapist Needed

Any recommendations for a therapist in the Jacksonville FL area that specializes in couples/marriage counseling and CBT? If they take UHC that would be helpful as well.
posted by anonymous on May 1, 2009 - 0 answers

Headshrinker needed.

AussieFilter: Can anyone recommend a good Psychologist or counsellor in Melbourne? [more inside]
posted by AzzaMcKazza on Dec 23, 2008 - 2 answers

Inexpensive marriage counseling or self-help book suggestions?

Inexpensive marriage counseling or self-help book suggestions? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 12, 2008 - 16 answers

Can you recommend a counselor in Vancouver, BC?

I’m asking this on behalf of a good friend in Vancouver, BC, who’s going through an especially hard time right now. In her own words, she feels like she’s “drowning in her own life” but doesn’t know how to even BEGIN to address things. She’s willing to try counseling but could really use some therapist recommendations, which is what I’m asking for here. [more inside]
posted by zeph on Dec 3, 2007 - 3 answers

selecting a therapist from a long list

I'm having difficulties choosing a (telephone) therapist starting from a long list. Partly practical, partly mental... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 4, 2006 - 3 answers

Non-fiduciary costs to using insurance for therapy?

What's the real story with using health insurance for mental health services, related privacy issues, and how it affects one's ability to get insurance coverage in the future? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 26, 2006 - 13 answers

An older member of my family is hinting at suicide.

An older member of my family is hinting at suicide. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 13, 2006 - 11 answers

Prioritize my life-fixing, please.

What should I start first: personal or couples counselling? Or does it matter? [more inside]
posted by Zozo on Aug 9, 2006 - 14 answers

How do I get rid of my deepseated anger for my mother?

So I'm still angry at my mother for some things she did during my childhood. I don't want to be anymore. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 18, 2006 - 21 answers

Should I pay or file for coverage for therapy?

I'm thinking of seeking counseling for a variety of reasons. Being new to the US however, I have questions about how therapy will have an effect on my future health care coverage. Should I pay out-of-pocket or file for coverage? [more inside]
posted by barnone on Nov 7, 2005 - 8 answers

Transatlantic counselling

My fiancee and I are having real issues and would like counselling asap to attempt to reconcile them (I'm in individual conunselling now). The problem? She's in Texas, I'm in England. Any ideas?
posted by anonymous on May 11, 2005 - 17 answers

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