My ongoing problems with my therapist have reached a head, but she is urging me not to leave. Having received humane and insightful responses from AskMeFi about another MH issue, I would really appreciate some perspective on this. [more inside]
posted by beyondthepale
on Nov 12, 2013 -
TherapyFilter: For a friend--I am looking for a lovely therapist in the Durham, North Carolina area (and reasonably nearby regions as well). The therapist would preferably be more interpersonal or psychodynamically/psychoanalytically oriented versus cognitive-behavioral or purely supportive, be queer-friendly, and also have some experience treating anxiety disorders. Feel free to MeMail or e-mail me if you do not want to post publicly. Thanks, MetaFilter!
posted by Keter
on Nov 13, 2012 -
I'm curious how one selects a psychotherapist. Do you go by instinct alone, after a couple of visits? How many times do you have to tell your life story to a complete stranger before something clicks? At $150 a pop, these can get to be expensive auditions. How do you wall off the question of whether he/she is "the right person" from the issues you're there for in the first place? Any experiences out there?
And p.s. to the proprietor: this is the kind of issue that could really benefit from an anonymity option.
posted by luser
on Jan 5, 2004 -