I have been isolated and depressed for 10 years. I need help. [more inside]
A friend is currently in a crisis of depression and anxiety and feels like her current therapist is not meeting her needs. Recommendations in the Chicago area are welcome. [more inside]
My only real experience with mental health practitioners was a brief stint with my free university counseling where I tried one or two medications for anxiety and depression. They didn't do anything for me and I became disheartened and left the idea behind for the past few years. Having gotten health insurance for the first time a few months ago and after some recent introspection, I've found myself interested in possibly trying some anti-anxiety/depression medication again, as well as some sort of ongoing psychotherapy. [more inside]
I'm looking for therapists in San Francisco and I just found out that I'm covered under United Behavioral Health. I'm wondering if people've had any experience seeing a therapist or a psychiatrist through them, and how I might go about finding someone in their provider directory who'd a good match for me. I'd also really appreciate any recommendations for therapists in SF who take UBH. [more inside]
I am trying to find mental health help (talk therapy as a start) for my friend, urgently. [more inside]
Please recommend for me a psychiatrist in the Tampa Bay area, specializing in anxiety and relationships. [more inside]
Asking for a friend in need (adult, male): Good psychiatrist in the Frederick, MD 21703? Difficulty, takes Aetna.
What questions should I ask prospective therapists over the phone to vet them before making an appointment? [more inside]
How should I ask my psychologist/therapist for antidepressants? [more inside]
Can you recommend a queer-, kink-, poly-friendly therapist on the Main Line or near KoP (in the vicinity of Philadelphia)? [more inside]
I would like to see a therapist. I am 19 years old, in the U.S., and on my parents' insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield), but I don't want them to find out. How can I see a therapist on their insurance without them finding out? [more inside]
I recently went to a therapist for the first time ever, for a screening for ADD. She told me that I had a severely traumatic childhood because of things like "My father wasn't around much." I don't feel severely traumatized... Is she crazy? [more inside]
Does anyone have experience with Seattle Mental Health's Northwest Counseling Institute in Redmond, Washington? [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.
A relatively shy MeFi member (and you know I'd admit it if it was me) is looking for advice on finding a good psychatrist in the Los Angeles area. More interested in talking therapy than medication, though not ruling anything out.
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