OK, AskMe, around these parts we know and love the advice to get therapy. It's great advice! But what about the 201-level advice? Once you get yourself into therapy, how do you get the most out of it? I'm curious to hear some MeFite wisdom. What has made your experience with therapy richer and more helpful? Give me your practical tips, and tell me about mindsets and attitudes that you have found to be helpful (or not helpful). [more inside]
I need some suggestions for psychologists in Vancouver BC, preferably someone who is in the downtown area. I have no idea where to start with choosing someone and would rather not just pick someone randomly from Google. [more inside]
How do I pick the right therapist to help with my anxiety, stress, indecisiveness, and perfectionist tendencies? What kinds of therapy/techniques/approaches might be most helpful? How do I quickly assess whether to stick with someone or look elsewhere? What are reasonable expectations of how much I can improve in therapy and how quickly? I'm terrible at making decisions-- I need help! (Especially since we want to start trying for kids in a few months so I feel real urgency to make progress quickly to feel comfortable going ahead, for both my and the kid's sake.) DC-area, FYI. [more inside]
Friends: do you know the most amazing, effective, compassionate, assertive yet gentle NYC-based therapist who accepts Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance? 'Cuz that's what I'm looking for. I need to work on self-esteem and relationship issues. CBT and non-CBT suggestions desired. I am a 44 year old man. [more inside]
Looking for advice on finding a suitable therapist for some issues I'm having and just for a long term self improvement. I have been putting it off, but finally am at a space where I'm ready to find a good long term therapist. About a year ago I met with a therapist a few times but we didn't "click" plus I couldn't afford it at the time. Things I want to work on: [more inside]
Looking for recommendations for a CBT therapist in Washington, DC preferably near Chinatown/MetroCenter/Union Station/NoMA. Ideally takes BlueCross insurance. [more inside]
Can you offer any recommendations for CBT-centered therapists in and around the Pittsburgh area, ideally east end? I'm looking for a CBT psychologist to provide therapy in conjunction with meds. [more inside]
Recommendations for a CBT therapist in Raleigh or downtown Durham, NC? [more inside]
Do you know a great therapist in Brooklyn or Manhattan who helped you or a friend cope with depression? I'm trying to find a good fit. [more inside]
Can you recommend a great cognitive behavior therapist in the Loop, Chicago? Extra brownie points for one in North Loop. PS. On second thought, any tips on how to choose a therapist in the first place? What should I be looking for in a therapist? I want to minimize therapist hopping.
I am a woman in her early 30's who has been diagnosed with ADHD (or ADD, I don't remember what behavioral health folks call it now) by four different pdocs. I am looking for a therapist in either the NW Suburbs or North Shore suburbs (preferrably those accessible via 294) of Chicago who specializes in dealing with people in my situation. [more inside]
Can someone suggest a good CBTish/existential/thoughtful therapist who takes Tufts insurance in Boston? [more inside]
I'm looking for a CBT therapist that takes Aetna insurance in either midtown Manhattan or in North Brooklyn. [more inside]
Chicago CBT therapist? [more inside]
An acquaintance is looking for a therapist to help with OCD, possibly through cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Do any MeFites have any feedback on London-based private therapists, or advice on how to find one? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good therapist for anxiety issues in New York City? [more inside]
Hi All, I'm looking for a CBT (cognitive behavioral) therapist in Boston. I'm interested in talking about relationships, my goals, my career, etc. I have a history of dysthymia/mild depression. My insurance is Harvard Pilgrim HMO. I'm open to other varieties of therapy around the CBT vein, dialectical behavioral therapy or whatever, as long as the person is good. If you have a suggestion of someone who doesn't take Harvard Pilgrim, or you don't know, please list them anyway. Thanks!
Calling all therapists: Resources for learning to practice Dialectical Behavior Therapy (as a therapist, not a client)? [more inside]
NYC-filter: recommendations for a therapist who does CBT or something similar. [more inside]
Thank you so much for getting me to seek therapy. You're the best. Now I need more help, because I don't know if the therapy is working. [more inside]
Please recommend a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (CBT) in Seattle or the Eastside. This is for a male friend of mine, so the therapist can be male or female. Feel free to memail me your recommendation if you want to remain confidential.
Please suggest therapists in Baltimore, MD that are familiar with CBT. [more inside]
I have a friend who suffers from anxiety and panic disorder. She currently sees a therapist, but is interested in a more structured approach. Does anyone have a recommendation for a female therapist in Austin, TX who specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy? I would also be interested in getting recommendations for brief inpatient programs.
Cognitive behavioral therapist in Cambridge/Somerville/Boston, MA - for a geeky/creative sort? [more inside]
My therapist has decided to return to grad school for a PhD. I'm happy for her, but this also means she won't be seeing patients anymore. Our final appointment is on Tuesday. How do you achieve closure in this kind of relationship? [more inside]
I'm having difficulties choosing a (telephone) therapist starting from a long list. Partly practical, partly mental... [more inside]