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How do I get a mental health evaluation?

About a year and a half ago, I went through a serious depressive episode - the only one of my life. I saw a psychiatrist three times and completed about a year of therapy (with a therapist, not with the psychiatrist). Then I moved across the country. Now I need to get a clean bill of health - how? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 21, 2014 - 3 answers

I caught my therapist in a lie; am I overreacting?

I've been seeing my psychologist for about 18 months. Overall, she's great: upbeat, insightful and easy to talk to. But on a couple of occasions I've left therapy with a distinct feeling that she wasn't being entirely forthright with me, or like she actively tried to make me feel insecure during a session. Are these red flags real? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 3, 2014 - 44 answers

Is endless crying during therapy really a good thing?

I have been seeing a sex therapist for about six weeks. We started off with a very specific focus but she now seems to be having trouble figuring out where to start with the Hydra of my emotional issues. [more inside]
posted by chaiminda on Nov 21, 2013 - 8 answers

What's my next step in dealing with depression?

I have rapid and extreme mood swings and am generally empty and anxious. I've got all the time in the world. What should I try, medication, self-help or therapy wise to get better and find happiness? [more inside]
posted by awesomathon on Nov 10, 2013 - 18 answers

Therapy for trauma: more trouble than it's worth?

I need to decide whether it's worth the trouble for me to go to therapy. I am fortunate to be able to afford it financially, but in terms of time and emotional energy, I am not so sure. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by gemutlichkeit on Aug 2, 2013 - 14 answers

Just started therapy, how can I deal with the constant flashbacks?

I have a lot of trauma in my past. My therapist is trying to teach me ways of being present, but I'm having a really hard time. Has anyone else with PTSD found something that helps calm the flood of memories? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 2, 2013 - 14 answers

Where do I start finding a loved one help with undiagnosed depression?

I need to find my partner some help with ongoing depression symptoms that she has been suffering from for a decade but has deepened recently. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 1, 2013 - 8 answers

How to help a partner in crisis?

About 6 months ago my partner told me he had stopped taking his Prozac. He was on a low 'maintenance dose' and had been feeling better. Now things have gone belly up and going back on the meds hasn't helped. He's drinking heavily and can barely function. How can I find him the help he needs and also help him myself with little money and no support network whilst looking after our young daughter? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 24, 2013 - 7 answers

I have two questions related to my mental health.

I'm 24, and I live in the suburbs a half-hour north of Boston. I'm about to get health insurance that includes mental care. I don't know how the private healthcare system works. How should I get a mental-health diagnosis? What doctors and therapists in the area could help me with whatever problems I may have? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by Rustic Etruscan on Feb 1, 2013 - 8 answers

Seeking mental health resources for young Italian man

What are low-cost or online resources for a young Italian man with anxiety disorder and/or depression in Rome? [more inside]
posted by vincele on Sep 27, 2012 - 4 answers

How do I get better at managing multiple social cues?

How do I get better at managing multiple social cues? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 19, 2012 - 8 answers

Looking for fiction about therapy or mental health treatment.

Looking for fiction about therapy or mental health treatment. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 1, 2012 - 53 answers

Medicaid therapy?

I have a friend who lives in Bolingbrook, IL (Will County). She has a car. She's looking for a mental health care professional. There are complications. [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Jul 26, 2012 - 3 answers

Am I too much for a counselor to handle?

What is a therapist supposed to do for a client? [more inside]
posted by thrasher on Jul 24, 2012 - 12 answers

How do I start talking about a deeply embrassing secret?

I occasionally struggle with self-harm. While my support system knows this has been a problem in the past, they do not know that I sometimes still self-harm. I am deeply embarrassed, but would like to start talking to my therapist about this. How do I get over the embarrassment and proceed? [more inside]
posted by Meat Puppet on Jun 22, 2012 - 13 answers

Helping my brother help himself.

Asking for my 25-year-old brother: do you know of free or cheap mental health resources in Houston? Or a great therapist with a sliding scale? I'm doing the requisite googling, but just in case I miss something ... Thank you so much!
posted by jessca84 on Mar 28, 2012 - 4 answers

Good therapist, bad therapist, indifferent therapist-how to tell from the outside?

How do you assess a therapist when it's not you that's going through therapy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 10, 2012 - 9 answers

Matchmaker, matchmaker ...

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]
posted by jessca84 on Feb 14, 2012 - 5 answers

Why are all my doctors overdiagnosing me with things I don't have?

I feel that my doctors are overdiagnosing me - psychiatrists, specialists, and even pcps. I feel like a lab rat or a trophy case for them - "here's one of my patients, she encompassed the entire diagnostic manual, ha ha!" What's going on? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 17, 2012 - 26 answers

Is psychoanalysis for me?

[TherapyFilter] Could you tell me about your experiences of psychoanalysis please? I am trying to decide if it would be helpful for me to begin it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 11, 2012 - 12 answers

Picking a doctor when doctor information in my area is scarce?

How do I pick a psychiatrist when I can find absolutely no information (besides the basics like contact info and education history) on any of the doctors in my area? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 27, 2011 - 7 answers

Therapist in NoVa

Northern Virginia Filter: I need a therapist. Who has evening hours. Who accepts Aetna or will not cause me to go broke. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 12, 2011 - 2 answers

I can't just stop thinking, though that would probably fix things.

Breaking out of habitually intellectualizating my feelings - I'm looking for a how-to guide of some sort. Preferably not all about mindfulness. [more inside]
posted by Fee Phi Faux Phumb I Smell t'Socks o' a Puppetman! on Nov 11, 2011 - 15 answers

When long distance love crosses the borderline disorder.

The girl I love, who wants to be my wife, is 3,000 miles away from me. She is/was a cutter, may have Borderline (BPD) and lives in a country that I don't trust their mental health system. What should I do until I get her to America and a qualified therapist? OR how do I let her go gently? [more inside]
posted by DaftMythic on Nov 6, 2011 - 38 answers

Dealing with others' control issues. What can you do?

Metaintervention: My Mom tries to control everything at the cost of her health and personal relationships. Resistant to therapy. How can I persuade her to see things in a different, more reasonable light? [more inside]
posted by aca.int on Sep 1, 2011 - 14 answers

Therapist recommendations in Alexandria, VA?

Can you recommend a therapist (Cognitive-Behavioral) in Alexandria, VA? I suffer from agoraphobia, so distance is an important factor.
posted by juniper on Aug 25, 2011 - 2 answers

Seeking mental health professional in Brooklyn or lower Manhattan

Seeking recommendations for a mental health therapist in North Brooklyn/lower Manhattan. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 1, 2011 - 1 answer

My worst fear is to have somebody fall asleep on me -- hey, are you awake?

What to do about my therapist falling asleep during our sessions. [more inside]
posted by angrycat on May 23, 2011 - 22 answers

And there are no blood tests for this, I take it...

My therapist now thinks I've got ADHD. Everyone agrees I'm bipolar. I'm self-diagnosed with medical students' disease. How do I sort this out now that I know she's biased? [more inside]
posted by Fee Phi Faux Phumb I Smell t'Socks o' a Puppetman! on Mar 1, 2011 - 22 answers

Ways to fix nighttime/weekend blues?

DepressionFilter: I'm on meds and am in talk therapy. However, I tend to fall apart on weekends and at night. What coping strategies might I try in order to help with the downness that comes with nights and weekends? [More info, including potential factors and meds schedule, inside.] [more inside]
posted by sperose on Feb 21, 2011 - 24 answers

Is it worth trying antidepressants yet again?

Is it worth trying antidepressants yet again, or should I give up on the idea of medicinal assistance in favour of therapy alone? (Very long special snowflake details inside) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 28, 2011 - 16 answers

I need to Find A Therapist

I need to find a therapist in San Francisco who treats men who were sexually abused as children. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 25, 2011 - 4 answers

I want to go to rehab but I don't have a habit!

Where would I find something like rehab... but without the drug bit? So basically like a retreat, but with talks/mutual feedback (trying to avoid the word "therapy")... and not excrutiatingly expensive. [more inside]
posted by ClarissaWAM on Sep 20, 2010 - 17 answers

Am I Crazy?

A close friend gave me what amounts to a psychiatric intervention. How seriously should I take this and how should it impact our friendship? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 19, 2010 - 34 answers

Minneapolis therapist recommendations?

Therapist recommendations for Minneapolis (or western suburbs)? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 15, 2010 - 0 answers

Should I quit therapy for financial reasons?

Should I quit therapy for financial reasons? [more inside]
posted by juliapangolin on Aug 19, 2010 - 20 answers

Too stubborn to change

I've got issues. About two years ago I finally got help. Now I've been in individual therapy and I've followed an intensive treatment programme. Neither worked and I don't know what to do. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 2, 2010 - 12 answers

Get a therapist: how?

"Get therapy" seems to be a common decree around these parts, but that's usually where the suggestion begins and ends. Okay: but how? Can I get the Baedeker Guide to Seeking Therapy? [more inside]
posted by gavagai on May 19, 2010 - 18 answers

Should I stop seeing my counselor after being told to see someone else?

Should I stop seeing my counselor/therapist? New to all this, not sure how this all works. This is my first time really going to therapy, so how does one determine if who you are seeing is helping you? [more inside]
posted by greatalleycat on Mar 18, 2010 - 16 answers

Therapy for the Uninsured and Rural

I have occasional depression. I live in a rural area. How do I find treatment without health insurance? Or are there alternative methods besides one-on-one counselling? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 12, 2010 - 15 answers

Depressed and without health insurance

I don't have health insurance right now, but I do get an allowance through work to go toward a private, individual plan. I haven't purchased a plan quite yet, and I'm wondering if seeing a therapist now might cause problems for me later. I also don't understand how pre-existing conditions are defined when it comes to mental health issues. (I live in Washington state.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 5, 2010 - 6 answers

Tell me how to choose a child/family therapist.

Should I go for the in-plan, cheap co-pay therapist or pony up more cash for the therapist who seems a better fit for my family? Would it be bad to switch therapists shortly into the process? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 17, 2009 - 11 answers

Looking for a Therapist for a Friend in Richmond, VA

TherapyFilter: Asking for a friend of a friend—can anyone recommend a competent therapist accessible to someone living in Richmond, Virginia... especially someone especially good at handling issues of anxiety and panic? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 26, 2009 - 1 answer

Am I ready to leave therapy?

Am I ready to leave therapy? And if so, how do I do it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 20, 2009 - 17 answers

How do I find off-the-books therapy?

A while ago, I asked about the implications of accessing mental health care and possibly having a diagnosis tied to me. From the answers, I've concluded that in my specific situation, any help I need will have to be "off the record." Because that's my decision, this has made it hard to obtain care. How do I go about finding it anyway? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 30, 2009 - 11 answers

My think-meats hurt. Help me find a shrink.

Short Version: I'm poor and I need therapy in the SF Bay Area. [more inside]
posted by lekvar on Jul 13, 2009 - 8 answers

ELIZA and the efficacy of "professional" therapists versus the rest of us

Meta-Meta-RelationshipFilter: Have there been any scientific trials to study the efficacy of talk therapy that involved a placebo as control? [more inside]
posted by XMLicious on Apr 20, 2009 - 21 answers

Expressing concern without seeming preachy

Help me come up with a (very tactful) way to entreat my boyfriend to seek treatment for depression/anxiety. (long background story) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 19, 2008 - 8 answers

I just admitted to my therapist that I've been cutting. What happens now?

OK. I just admitted to my therapist that I have been cutting and having some dark thoughts. He was about to go into a session when he answered my page. He's calling me back later and we have an appt scheduled for Monday. I'm not in any immediate danger FYI but I'm very worried and anxious what actions might be taken. He said he thought a conversation between him and my psychiatrist was in order, and I agreed to that. I've read the questions about "I told my therapist I want to kill myself, will I get committed" and there is some useful info there. But I want even further specific information about what comes next. What am I in for? What should I expect? Will this change the therapy dynamic? He knows I'm a past cutter but I have always assured him it is in the past. Now I've admitted to six weeks of lies by ommission. What happens now? I've never told anyone about this, and I'm a little freaked.
posted by anonymous on Oct 24, 2008 - 17 answers

Overcoming everything to start anew

TraumaFilter: what worked for you in overcoming PTSD, anxiety, depression? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 23, 2008 - 23 answers

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