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Okay, okay. I'm getting therapy. ...How do I do this?

After struggling with a few largely non-crisis issues for the last eight years or so, I've decided to go see a therapist. I've seen a counselor before, and she's lovely, but I feel like I need more cognitive insight now. I found my current counselor by calling the local Pride Center and getting a list of names, then going with the first one who answered their phone. I want to make a more informed decision this time. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 10, 2014 - 5 answers

Activities you do with your inner child

My therapist suggested that I do some activities with my inner child. What are some activities you've enjoyed and have helped you heal? (a variety of ages inside) [more inside]
posted by 3491again on Sep 20, 2014 - 29 answers

Looking for first hand experience with art or music therapy

I'm trying to decide whether to pursue a career in music and/or art therapy. (I know they're quite different) Does anyone have an experience they can share from either the patient or practitioner standpoint? [more inside]
posted by es_de_bah on Jan 29, 2014 - 9 answers

flipped out!

How do I get better at not ignoring all the positive emotional work I've done when suddenly being triggered in a high-stress low-functioning situation? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Nov 20, 2013 - 6 answers

And how does that make you feel?

Nowadays no one bats an eye -- well, almost no one -- if you say you're seeing a therapist. But what about in the early 70s? Was it socially acceptable? [more inside]
posted by ryecatcher on Sep 11, 2013 - 23 answers

How to work in mental health industry?

I'm interested in working in the mental health industry. How can I start dipping my toe in the water? [more inside]
posted by deathpanels on Sep 4, 2013 - 3 answers

Are there any therapists who actually help you?

I went to a couple ones and they just say “uhh huh” and “ya” and “how does that make you feel?” all the time and dont give me any advice. Are there any that actually help you and give you advice? I also want to mention that going just made me focus on my problems and feel sorry for myself instead of changing things and going just seemed to make my problems worse.
posted by john123357 on May 15, 2013 - 34 answers

How to ease into Private Practice therapy (psychological)

Asking for a friend who is an MFT. He is considering moving into private practice, however, he isn't ready to make the leap from a steady and reliable job to a job where income is very dependent on the size of your professional network--and he doesn't really have a professional network at all right now. Any tips on how to ease into private practice with a low initial commitment and pressure--just a part time thing with only one or a few clients?
posted by brenton on May 7, 2013 - 9 answers

Social/Online Marketing for a Therapist

My mom wants me to help her with her "online presence." How do you do that for a therapist? [more inside]
posted by mokin on Apr 2, 2013 - 22 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

Resources on Adult Attachment Therapy?

I may be starting adult attachment therapy in the next week, on the advice of a crisis counselor and after a few years of on-and-off treatment for anxiety and depression that's not getting me very far. Point me to some quality, hopefully easy to find resources that can spell out what the experience might be like. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 18, 2012 - 4 answers

Is forgiveness only for the unforgivable?

How to forgive yourself and others healthily [more inside]
posted by grokfest on May 7, 2012 - 21 answers

Bad psychologist or is it me?

Did I get a bad psychologist or is there a valid reason for a chemical dependency evaluation? [more inside]
posted by lpcxa0 on Apr 30, 2012 - 18 answers

How do I promote the final few days of my Kickstarter project?

What are some specific ways that I can promote a soon-to-expire Kickstarter project? I've heard that projects sometimes gain momentum from that "act now!" boost, but how do I tap into that segment of the funding crowd? [more inside]
posted by apollo on Apr 25, 2012 - 6 answers

Sticking to positive topics in online journals

How can I keep to positive topics when journaling? [more inside]
posted by sweetkid on Mar 4, 2012 - 9 answers

Help me get my little brother into Dialectical Behavioural Therapy.

Help me get my little brother into Dialectical Behavioural Therapy. Or into anything. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 2, 2012 - 5 answers

Psychotherapy: can a therapist be right about progress and the client not see it?

Psychotherapy: can a therapist be right about progress and the client not see it? We often hear from people who are in psychotherapy and are in disagreement with their psychotherapist about whether they are making progress. When is the psychotherapist right? [more inside]
posted by y6t5r4e3w2q1 on Jan 8, 2012 - 32 answers

Recent college grad seeking advice on becoming therapist

What can I do now to prepare for career as therapist when I'm older? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 30, 2011 - 12 answers

Ever used an Alpha-Stim machine?

I have an anxiety disorder, and my psychiatrist tried an Alpha-Stim (cranial electrotherapy stimulation) on me a few days ago. The experience was pleasant but not lasting. I'm told I'll have to use it 2-3 times a week, 20 minutes at a time for a few weeks before I'll know if it's truly effective. So, I'm wondering if anyone here has regularly used one of these or knows anyone who has, and what the experience was like?
posted by anonymous on Dec 12, 2011 - 3 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

Help us support her through therapy.

Mom's about to start psychotherapy for a condition that has been around for a long time and that we only recently had the nerve to talk to her about. How can we be supportive, what can/should we do to help her through the shock of going to therapy for the first time, and what else can we do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 21, 2011 - 8 answers

Therapy or Party?

Did I just break up with my therapist? Am I being unreasonable? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 19, 2011 - 32 answers

Severe emetophobia. Need help.

I am posting this for my partner, who has severe emetophobia. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by tumid dahlia on Sep 16, 2011 - 41 answers

How to tell my therapist I want his job?

How awkward will it be if I tell my therapist that I want to be a therapist? [more inside]
posted by sunrisecoffee on Aug 12, 2011 - 22 answers

Am I paying too much for therapy?

I found a CBT doctor here in NYC, Dr. Fader, and he charges $300 per session with no sliding scale. My insurance, United Healthcare, covers 70% after I hit my $500 deductible. So after hitting that I would be paying $90 out of pocket. Is this a typical amount to pay w/insurance? I'm asking because I can always look around, but this doctor is supposed to be very good and if it's a typical price I might as well stay with him. Thoughts?
posted by blunt_eastwood on Jul 19, 2011 - 20 answers

Can a reserved, somewhat shy person be a good therapist?

For much of my life I dealt with rather severe depression and anxiety, which I've recently overcome with nearly 3 years of therapy. I'm 24 years old, trying to find a meaningful career that's more than just a paycheck. At this point, all I want to do is be a therapist. I want to help others the way that I've been helped. However, another issue I've been working to overcome is crippling social anxiety. It's gotten much better; I hardly consider myself shy anymore. Still, though, I'm not sure if I have the warm, trust-inspiring personality a therapist should have. Could I be a successful therapist if I'm far quieter and more reserved than the norm? I do love people and want to help, but sometimes I might not come across that way. Can a shy person be a good therapist?
posted by anonymous on Jun 12, 2011 - 16 answers

So much grief

Is there a grief groups in Silicon Valley, for men? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 19, 2011 - 6 answers

Touchy subject is touchy

Novel research filter: Trying to find detailed information about sex therapy. [more inside]
posted by iarerach on Apr 8, 2011 - 2 answers

Searching for articles comparing efficacy of CBT versus other forms of treatment

I wanted to give someone a link to a paper comparing the efficacy of CBT versus other methods for treating depression, but I can't find it in my bookmarks. Could someone follow up with links/a link comparing the efficacies of treatments for depression? [more inside]
posted by bleary on Mar 20, 2011 - 6 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

Do thoughts ALWAYS precede emotion?

Do thoughts ALWAYS precede emotion? [more inside]
posted by learninguntilidie on Jan 16, 2011 - 40 answers

My therapist stresses me out. Should I switch?

Is it appropriate to discuss with my therapist why he stresses me out? How do you switch therapists? Do I need to? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 4, 2011 - 17 answers

Therapist and psychologist recommendation Swansea

Can someone recommend a good therapist or psychologist in Swansea, Wales, preferably with a background in Asperger's Syndrome? It's important they should communicate by email or text (not just by phone), and it would be nice if they could cope with simultaneous untangling of anxiety/depression, sensory issues, bulimia, seemingly-insurmountable practical problems, a history of PTSD and neglect, and probably a few other things it would be great if they could help me uncover. It would be really helpful if they were also female and gay-friendly. Thank-you. (And by 'thank-you' I mean 'please, please help'.)
posted by anonymous on Oct 19, 2010 - 2 answers

Any health benefits through writing about Obesity?

I've being researching about well-being and achieving this through self-disclosure (Pennebaker style) I've been narrowing my scope down to focus on how Pennebaker's style of writing has helped obese patients overcome psychological issues associated with obesity similar to other works on alcoholics and victims of traumatic experiences. I'm not a Psychologist so a lot of the research out there is unknown to me, so does anyone know of any papers or authors that address this? I've looked around but it might help if i have a lead or somewhere to start.
posted by jbw on Sep 25, 2010 - 2 answers

And this is how I met Tyler Durden.

"And this is how I met Tyler Durden." Are there any legitimate lines of psychological therapy that encourage people to create alternate or split identities for themselves? As in, "Today is the first day of the rest of your life as another person that happens to share your name, face and past history." [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Aug 17, 2010 - 13 answers

Analyze this!

What does it take to become a therapist? [more inside]
posted by Viola on Jun 1, 2010 - 20 answers

I am a jerk.

thinking about gettin me some therapy. given my goals [inside] what sort of therapy would be most effective? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 23, 2010 - 5 answers

Why do I get emotional during one particular yoga pose?

Why do I get emotional during one particular yoga pose? [more inside]
posted by rocco on Feb 2, 2010 - 34 answers

What do I do with my therapy issues?

My Therapist Lied To Me. Given My Past, It Was Very Important That She Not Do That. What Next? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 12, 2009 - 39 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

Psychotherapy? Psicoterapia? Psychothérapie? психотерапия?

With regards to psychotherapy, a common opinion I've noticed on MetaFilter is that Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy is perceived as being the most efficient way to go, in addition to being one of the very few therapies likely to be reimbursed by health insurance. However, this may be coming from a largely American perspective. As such, I'm curious: What are some major features of psychotherapy in countries other than the United States? [more inside]
posted by Keter on Oct 14, 2009 - 17 answers

That Boy Needs Therapy

I'm a male in my early twenties who has washed out of college and is looking for a mental health professional of some sort in Northern Virginia. Issues I feel are likely to come up are my (long-ago diagnosed) attention deficit disorder, depression, and some form of OCD - I have a deep and (likely irrational) fear of psychosis and other impairments of cognition. I am deeply wary of psychiatric drugs, and want to work with someone who shares my attitude toward them, but would recommend them as a last resort. So what I'm after is some sort of talk therapy, preferably with a medical doctor (as oppose to "just" a PhD). [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 13, 2009 - 11 answers

Side effects of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Are there really no side effects to cognitive-behavioral therapy? Has anybody had a bad outcome or weird experience? [more inside]
posted by pauldonato on Jul 4, 2009 - 21 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

Art Therapy/Attachment Disorder Resources

I am looking for info on art therapy and attachment disorder. Any ideas?
posted by warsawjude on Apr 8, 2009 - 2 answers

CBT in the T.O.

Can anyone recommend a mental health professional in the Greater Toronto Area who does CBT? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 17, 2009 - 4 answers

Anyyone have experience with ACT?

Anyone have personal experience with ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy) and/or Stephen Hayes 'Get Out Of Your Mind, And Into Your Life'? [more inside]
posted by dinkyday on Oct 31, 2008 - 2 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

Calling my mom would be cheaper.

I'm not getting a much out of my cognitive-behavioral therapy. Do my therapists suck, or are my expectations just too high? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 17, 2008 - 16 answers

Talk, talk

Seeking good talk therapist in the greater Norfolk, Virginia Beach area. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 27, 2008 - 0 answers

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