I made a promise to my family that I wouldn't make decisions about my treatment without them. I want alternative treatment. If they say no, do I still go? [more inside]
Hello, I'm looking for a therapist who does Dianetics, and who's NOT affiliated with the Church of Scientology. If anyone knows of such a person or persons and could somehow help connect between us, I would be very grateful to them. [more inside]
My therapist has recommended I regularly attend AA meetings. While it's true I quit drinking nearly 4 years ago, and alcohol had been a prevalent and destructive force in my life at that time, I have never experienced anything like a craving to drink in all the time I've been sober. My M.O. has always been a, "Eh, I'll have a drink when and if I ever feel like it. Which will probably be never, because I love this clear-mindedness!"-sort of thing. The therapist is treating me as a patient "in recovery". Fair enough: She can use whatever approach she sees fit, but now I'm entertaining the idea of AA and simultaneously questioning whether the therapist is a good fit for me. Yes, there are more details. [more inside]
My husband and I have been married for 5 years, together for 15. We both have our own issues (depression, ADD) and lately things have been very bad between us. Weekly fights with yelling and crying, instead of disagreements or discussion. He wants us to find a "coach" that will help us define and reach our goals, I don't know if just coaching will help us. [more inside]
I have crippling, perhaps justified fear of being fired. My fear is making my performance suffer, causing me misery and probably making firing more likely. How do I stop thinking like this? [more inside]
I have struggled with intense anxiety and depression for many years. My counselor who still uses RET (REBT) is helpful. I have read Feeling Good (CBT) along with other books of RET author Albert Ellis...but I have difficulty finding a way that makes sense in disputing my thoughts that I stick with. I am willing to put the time in but I am curious is anyone here is willing to share their own style of doing CBT or RET homework that works for them. I'm not asking for shortcuts but unique ways you may have tweaked either layout or jotting down things. I am open to whatever you might suggest. (For what it is worth, I find Albert Ellis' writing rather strange but understand the philosophy of REBT and CBT.)
Help me be brave enough to schedule my first therapy appointment and actually go. The whole idea completely freaks me out. What can I expect? And how do I be a good patient and get the most out of it? I have never been good at talking about things, to the extent that I used to leave even my mom notes, slide them under the door, and hide. Obviously, I need to go - but *ack*! [more inside]
I am in therapy trying to deal with childhood sexual abuse. I am having a hard time keeping my adult life together and not feeling insane. How do I learn to calm down and keep going instead of wanting to cry every day? [more inside]
What I want is an older sister /grandmother/ auntie type - someone wise I can write letters to from time to time, who will write me thoughtful letters back and offer suggestions and whatnot. A life coach? A counsellor (or therapist)? Does anyone offer this service? I would happily pay a reasonable fee. [more inside]
It's been a few months after my fiance proposed and he made plans to move in with me and my 15-year-old son this summer. As predicted, my son began acting up, basically in the form of talking back and being a little rude to me in front of the fiance, who comes here every weekend. It's important to note my son does not act this way when it's the 2 of us and I completely understand what's going on and we're talking to someone. [more inside]
Therapist(s) Recommendations in the Bay Area (CA): Three areas. [more inside]
I've been seeing a new therapist for about two months. I dread going to him every week. The conversation feels forced, and I can't open up to him. Is it too soon to decide he's not for me? [more inside]
My mom wants me to help her with her "online presence." How do you do that for a therapist? [more inside]
Do you have faith in your therapist's sense of certainty? [more inside]
Suggestions for coming to terms with childhood neglect. [more inside]
Asking for a friend-- Can anyone recommend a therapist for anxiety/depression in Riverdale, Inwood, or nearby Westchester? No particular approach preferred, although approaches like CBT that have some literature supporting their efficacy would be better.
What are my options for low-cost talk therapy in Houston? I'm quitting my current job that has good health insurance, but low pay and not the greatest for overall body health. I'll be out of insurance for 2 months until my new job (much better, not a grocery store, and it's in my field of IT) insurance kicks into effect. [more inside]
I'm asking for one of my sons. He's looking into the psychology program in college and thinks it would be interesting. He was wondering if therapists/psychologists typically seek therapy for themselves after or before practice. He was wondering if it would cause him to burn out or need help to deal with clients. I'd like to add he's thinking of adolescent kids and young adults. He was tossing that up with another career in the health field and I have no idea how to answer this for him. We've looked online and the answers seem to be all over the place, with mostly yes, they do seek therapy - but is it because of the work or because of other issues?
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]
I'm trying to figure out the best choice for individual health insurance for myself, and I'd like to have it pay for my currently-out-of-pocket therapy, but I have questions about how this works. Does therapy count as an "office visit"? Do I actually want insurance to cover therapy? (I'm in the US.) [more inside]
I’m considering ending my relationship. Should I give him another chance to make changes? of course it's long [more inside]
How do I break up with a therapist? [more inside]
How can I cope with extreme professional/work anxiety? [more inside]
TherapyFilter, Chicago. Can you help my friend find a therapist he can jive with? [more inside]
My counsellor tells me that I need to stop enabling my wife's anxieties; my wife tells me that my not sharing what I'm talking about in counselling sessions is making her anxious. How do I square this circle? [more inside]
I'm thinking of attending an Adult Children of Alcoholics meeting, but I don't really know if it's worthwhile. I'd love opinions from those with experience. [more inside]
Know of any phone based therapists? Seeing a lot of research based sites in my searches but no actual therapists doing this.
Can somebody help recommend Facebook therapy and or coping mechanisms? [more inside]
I need to stop fidgeting. How? Help! [more inside]
Therapy is going okay so far...but should it really just be me rambling for an hour every week? [more inside]
UK therapy filter. Unhappy, looking for someone to talk to in London. Details within. [more inside]
I have major depression. My therapist is pushing for meds like crazy and I am kind of scared. Several general questions about antidepressants inside. [more inside]
If you had a chance to talk to your long lost father after 30 years what would you ask/ or say? [more inside]
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 can't convince my anxiety-afflicted mom to get therapy, but she'll read a book. What book should it be?
I've been trying to convince my anxiety-afflicted Mom to get therapy for ages. She finally said that if I were to buy her a book, she would promise to read it, and perhaps that would lead to finally giving therapy a shot. She's pushing 70 and has to deal with a new addition to the family who is aggressive and toxic, so I think its urgent for her to get a better handle on her mental state. [more inside]
Anglican Christian filter: I am interested in working for an Anglican non-profit organization as an intern-therapist. I am a non-practicing Christian, but have a strong spiritual belief (think: Eckhart Tolle/Eastern philosophy) and was formally trained in transpersonal psychotherapy, which by definition is rooted in spirituality and encourages one to "transcend beyond oneself." I am not inherently opposed to religion, but do not follow strict Catholic practices. Should I reconsider being interested in this position? I need more subjective info on Anglican beliefs, and Wikipedia isn't really helping in this area. [more inside]
Is it okay to give my therapist/psychologist a holiday gift and/or card?
Do you have a recommendation for a book about relationship ground rules and agreements in marriage? I'm interested in a book that might help someone to consider how they want to be treated, how to set reasonable expectations for interaction, and how to define what would constitute a good relationship for them. [more inside]
Therapist specializing in abandonment issues in San Diego? [more inside]
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]
I'm looking for "triage" for our relationship, including recommendations for Seattle-area therapists.
I am looking for "triage" for our relationship, including recommendations for counselors in the Seattle area. [more inside]
I'm considering therapy for the first time. How to clearly express what I want to work through there, and what to expect? Snowflake details inside. [more inside]
English-speaking, good, therapists/counsellors in Beijing? [more inside]
Do I really need to go to therapy or is this something I can do on my own? Go ahead, MetaFilter, talk me OUT of going to therapy! [more inside]
I know you guys love your therapy. However, I'm not so much on mine. Tell me how I'm Doing It Wrong? [more inside]
I have a family history of mental illness. I've been in therapy for four years without incident, but lately my anxiety and sadness seem out of control. What do I do now?
I have a family history of mental illness. I've been in therapy for four years without incident, but lately my anxiety and sadness seem out of control. What do I do now? [more inside]
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?
Help me navigate my first relationship amidst strange extenuating circumstances... social anxiety, bf's (female) best friend has issues, etc. How do I be the best person I can be towards all parties while still being true to myself? [more inside]
Weight management therapist's exercise bringing out a lot of anger. How should I deal? [more inside]
How much do yoga and meditation help for anxiety? Is it time for more serious help or is this worth a shot? [more inside]
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