How to approach therapy when I'm not really sure what I'm going for but feel depression has a huge part of it. Kicker - the standard tests show I'm not and I don't know how far to push to get some help or what I even need help for. [more inside]
Considering seeing a psychiatrist for a personality disorder evaluation. Should I go now or wait for some time to pass? Details inside [more inside]
I really need help with being married to -- and raising a young child with -- someone who's living with long-term anger issues, depression, anxiety, and OCD (obsessive fear of doing violent things). I feel alone, sad, exhausted, and in way over my head. [more inside]
How do I get better at managing multiple social cues? [more inside]
I need professional help with trying to save my marriage to a person who has had profound anger, anxiety, and depression issues since childhood. I need help with leading her toward restarting therapy (and potentially toward reconsidering her insistence on no chemical treatment). Our relationship is in serious jeopardy and we have a child.
I need to talk to someone right now, and the hotlines I've called have not been helpful, and my friends/family are all indisposed. [more inside]
I'm a recent college graduate and long time depression sufferer. Now I've suddenly been cast out into the "real world" with no directed day-to-day course of action and I'm feeling lost and needing help. Currently near by the San Francisco Bay Area, I'm needing to settle down soon to make some money and also receive the mental health care that I believe I need. The problem is that I'm totally broke. Any practical advice on breaking a stubborn depression when you're not made of money would be sincerely appreciated. [more inside]
How can I support my husband as he works through some issues? [more inside]
Can someone please suggest a cognitive behavioral therapist in Chicago that they have found to be helpful? I tried talk therapy once with a non CBT person and found it cliched and unhelpful, but I suspect I really should go seek assistance. I have the usual bento box of depression and anxiety, male 30s/40s.
Unemployed (not the source of depression anxiety, but certainly not helping), so bonus for sliding scale.
Bonus for Oak Park/River Forest/ Forest Park.
All of the places I trust to provide comfort and security, in any form, are imploding. I've already been existing in coping mode; what can I do now (particularly day-to-day)? [more inside]
Should I contact my boyfriend's mother because I believe he needs help? [more inside]
My first lesbian experience quickly became assault. What do I do to take care of myself now? [more inside]
My mom sent me an email today acknowledging for the very first time (that I am aware of) that she experiences symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder. I would like to write the best response that I can to her, with some links or information about possible next steps. I don't want to screw this up, please help me help her! [more inside]
How can I find a general therapist who specializes in helping people with eating issues? [more inside]
Treatment-resistant depression: When and how did you decide it was time to try the heavy-duty stuff?
Need help in choosing a psychologist. [more inside]
How do you best support a survivor of childhood abuse? [more inside]