A friend of mine is looking to change careers and is at kind of a loss for the best path forward. I was hoping to find them a career counselor in the Seattle area. This person is not in a technical field, which is what most of the Seattle area counselors appear to specialize in.
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?
Do you have a Master's in Counseling Psychology or similar? (social work, clinical psychology, etc) or do you work in/know about the field? I'd like to know what it's like and whether the degree is worth it. [more inside]
I'm looking for a therapist in Portland who is great at helping with bipolar II. My disorder has gotten out of control lately and my moods are cycling much too quickly for me to handle and I'd like to find a regular therapist and also someone that could help with medication. Curve ball: I either don't have insurance or I am on the OHP but don't know how to use it. I'm also jobless, so low-cost/sliding scale is the best option. My old therapist was the greatest, but currently I can't afford to pay her. Any recommendations? Let me know if I should memail you for any other details. Thanks!
I think I need a new career: my current one is going nowhere, and I'm incredibly unhappy. It occurred to me that I might have a better life, if I were to become a counselor of some sort. Am I right? [more inside]
I would like to help people, maybe specifically teenagers, avoid being trapped in their lives by anxiety and save them some of the regret and difficulties I accrued. I believe if I turned my self seriously toward learning about it I could do some good. What sort of career avenues are there for someone interested in helping with this? And what sort of schooling do I need to have for them? [more inside]
I'm not talking about "information management" in terms of corporate IT, which is all you find when you search on Google. I'm talking about someone to help me develop a sustainable plan to process the absurd amount of information that constantly bombards me. I figure I need someone who can help my develop reliable, efficient systems and also probably the mental toughness to keep doing it. I've looked at so many books, but my situation is beyond any one of them. I feel like I need someone who understands the psychology, systematizing , and technology of the matter. [more inside]
Trying to help a friend find a therapist. He's been seeing a counselor at our university, but the student counseling center is closing for the summer. [more inside]
Evidently, I am a very good listener. Is there any realistic chance of using this to transition to either a career or a side-job as a counselor of some sort? [more inside]
I have felt stuck in my career for a long time. Disregarding my better judgment, I took the advice of someone I trust and decided to see a career counselor. The experience went very poorly in my opinion and served only to reinforce my disbelief in the value of career counselors. But, I'm still feeling stuck, so I want to see what the hivemind's collective experience has been. [more inside]
Are you/were you a software developer or PhD researcher who is or was having horrific career issues? Do you/did you really like your therapist? [more inside]
I need a recommendation for a marriage/couples counselor or therapist in the Tucson area. [more inside]
I am trying to find mental health help (talk therapy as a start) for my friend, urgently. [more inside]
Have you had great success working with a career counselor? Someone wise, savvy, thoughtful, and creative? I'm looking to work with such a person. Would love your suggestions! [more inside]
I am a relatively successful professional, but (like many other people), I suspect that I could be happier doing something else. I've done a lot of different things all within the same general field (software/internet/tech), and I've liked and disliked different things about each of them. I think I have some pretty awesome experience and skills in a nice variety of subjects, with some unusual combinations. What I'd like to find is someone I can sit down with, talk about what I like to do, and what I hate to do, and what I'm good at and not good at. And then have them give me advice about where I should go next in my career - what types of jobs and companies I should look at, etc. [more inside]
I have come to the conclusion that I am bad with money, and I need help. The question is, who can provide me with the help I need. I've researched various professions online and have a hard time telling who would best suit my needs: a bookkeeper, an accountant, a financial counselor, a daily money manager, someone else entirely?? More than one of these?? [more inside]
Seeking Louise L. Hay style counsellor / practitioner in UK (preferably South East) [more inside]
Is there some sort of 'career/life counselor' out there that can help me navigate college/university programs and requirements after dropping out last year? [more inside]
Does anyone have recommendations for a couples counselor or marriage/family therapist in Houston, TX -- or, at least, what resources I can use to find a good one? Thank you in advance!
I'm looking for pratical information on the field of career counseling. Reasons why and more specifics inside. [more inside]
Asking for a friend.. Marriage Counselor recommendations in the Central NJ area. From past AskMe's I see the Ackerman place, and the Psychology Today's therapist finder.. anyone have personal recommendations? Post here or Memail me. Thanks. [more inside]
Need a good marriage counselor in the Portland area! [more inside]
I'd like to see professional who can help me develop tools/strategies to cope with ADHD. Should I see an ADHD coach? A cognitive behavioral therapist? How do I go about finding someone? [more inside]
Therapist recommendations for Minneapolis / western suburbs? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good career counselor in the Washington, DC area? [more inside]
Does anyone have any suggestions for a therapist/counselor in Cleveland? [more inside]
I've finished reading "Let Our Children Go" by Ted Patrick and "Snapping" by Flo Conway and Jim Siegelman amongst others. I read the Wikipedia page on Patrick. My question: Where is he now? Or in the last 20 years? I would have thought magazine or television bit would have done a follow-up on him or at least mentioned him.
I need to find a therapist, and I have a lot of questions. [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good therapist/psychologist/counselor who deals with motivational issues in downtown Boston? (I work very near South Station.) I'd prefer it if they accepted health insurance. I'm in Providence the same day every week as well, if you know someone really, really good there, too. By motivational issues, I mean a very heavy and intense inertia, affecting my home and work life, probably tangled up with depression and ADD or something like it. [more inside]
I grew up in a difficult home situation involving one of my parents, who recently informed that whenever I reached out to a therapist/counselor about what was going on, they would go to her with what I said and even forward e-mails I sent talking about my situation at home. [more inside]
Has your therapist fallen asleep during your therapy session? [more inside]
[Boston filter] Could anyone recommend a female therapist or psychologist in the city of Boston? [more inside]
[Portland, Oregon Therapist Filter] Asking for a friend. Need to find a strong male therapist for a deeply depressed friend who finally admitted today that he needs help. More after the jump. [more inside]
Looking for recommendations for a therapist/counselor in Sydney [more inside]
I'd like to become a licensed professional counselor in Texas. How do I figure out what the best schools are? [more inside]
How does a 25-year old college dropout go about getting a fresh start at a new university? [more inside]
Short version: sex therapists/counselors in Seattle?, WA [Slightly longer version after the break] [more inside]
Recommendations for a Seattle area doctor/psych/counselor who specialize in adult ADD/ADHD? [more inside]
Can you recommend a good counselor for me and my partner in Chicago? [more inside]
My friends need a marriage counselor in Manhattan. Preferably today. [more inside]
Any recommendations for a really great career counselor, particularly one familiar with careers at least tangentially related to the law? I'm looking for someone who can really help me evaluate my strengths, personality, interests, and values and who has extensive familiarity with a wide variety of careers -- someone who can help me find my passion in life.
my brother may be heading for divorce. yay. its gotten to the point where my sister in law is ready to see a counselor. can any one recommend a good marriage counselor in the tacoma/seattle area?
Does anyone have experience with online counseling/therapy, either from the giving or receiving end? What was good or bad about your experience? [more inside]
ShrinkFilter: I've been increasingly stressed, self-loathing and distracted for years, and (since my spouse and I are having a baby in a few months) have decided I need to Get Professional Help--mostly to figure out what's wrong with me and deal with it, so I don't pass it on to our kid. But "professional help" is a very big category, and I need to narrow it down. I want to find somebody whose perspective is "let's figure out the big problems and how you can fix them, as efficiently as possible," rather than "there's nothing wrong with you that years of expensive chatting can't prolong." I'd also like to avoid medication. How do I find the right... therapist? counselor? I don't even know what the right word is.