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A sad, sad life

I have been isolated and depressed for 10 years. I need help. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 27, 2014 - 34 answers

New Therapist: best things to ask at first appointment?

What kinds of things should I be asking about/finding out while I'm shopping around for a new therapist? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 2, 2014 - 5 answers

I'm Little_Dog. Not an alcoholic.

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]
posted by little_dog_laughing on May 29, 2014 - 46 answers

Psychiatrist/therapist recommendations in Chicago

A friend is currently in a crisis of depression and anxiety and feels like her current therapist is not meeting her needs. Recommendations in the Chicago area are welcome. [more inside]
posted by pullayup on May 8, 2014 - 4 answers

Can you help me find a therapist I remember reading about in NYC?

I was using an online "therapist finder" (Probably Psychology Today but I can't be certain) about 6 weeks ago to find myself a therapist. I had come across one in particular that I thought I saved a link to, but now can't find. I know it was a woman, and she mentioned dogs in her description/bio - both that she was a dog owner and lover, but also that her dog could sometimes be present for therapy, and/or you could bring your dog. I know that's not unheard of, but her description really resonated with me in terms of what I need right now in a therapist and I am hoping someone might recognize my description. Thank you!
posted by brbmaroon on Mar 24, 2014 - 7 answers

What sort of therapist do I need?

I am tired of myself, and feeling like I do, and I feel very isolated with it all. I realise that probably need to go and talk with someone. What kind of therapist do I need to look for? Does anyone have any recommendations for English speaking therapists in Amsterdam? [more inside]
posted by tumples on Feb 26, 2014 - 3 answers

Help me navigate the basics of the mental health system

My only real experience with mental health practitioners was a brief stint with my free university counseling where I tried one or two medications for anxiety and depression. They didn't do anything for me and I became disheartened and left the idea behind for the past few years. Having gotten health insurance for the first time a few months ago and after some recent introspection, I've found myself interested in possibly trying some anti-anxiety/depression medication again, as well as some sort of ongoing psychotherapy. [more inside]
posted by gregoryg on Feb 18, 2014 - 5 answers

Looking for Cognitive Behavioral Therapist Recs in DC

Looking for recommendations for a CBT therapist in Washington, DC preferably near Chinatown/MetroCenter/Union Station/NoMA. Ideally takes BlueCross insurance. [more inside]
posted by forkisbetter on Jan 9, 2014 - 2 answers

Therapist in midtown Manhattan? Software; life changes?

Are you/were you a software developer or PhD researcher who is or was having horrific career issues? Do you/did you really like your therapist? [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Dec 16, 2013 - 2 answers

Therapist recommendation for OC/LA area

I need recommendation for a good therapist working in Orange County or LA. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 12, 2013 - 1 answer

Should I consider a new therapist?

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 - 59 answers

How do I find a therapist who doesn't suck?

I want to go back to therapy, but the last two people I tried were just terrible, and I am sick of blowing my outrageous copays on people who seem incapable of relating to me. How do I find someone who will actually help me? [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on Oct 15, 2013 - 31 answers

Looking for SF-based therapists: how's United Behavioral Health?

I'm looking for therapists in San Francisco and I just found out that I'm covered under United Behavioral Health. I'm wondering if people've had any experience seeing a therapist or a psychiatrist through them, and how I might go about finding someone in their provider directory who'd a good match for me. I'd also really appreciate any recommendations for therapists in SF who take UBH. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 23, 2013 - 3 answers

Seeking: Someone to talk to in NYC

I'm searching for a therapist in Astoria, NYC (close to the N/Q line in Queens) or somewhere easily/quickly accessible from there (also close to the N/Q line, but I'm not going to Brooklyn). I have insurance (Blue Cross). I'd love to get in soon. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 21, 2013 - 6 answers

Experience with Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP)?

I'm searching for a therapist to help me deal with ongoing anxiety and insecurity issues. I came across someone who looks promising and practices ISTDP, which I had never heard of before. I did some googling and it looks legit, but wondered if any of you have any experience with this? thanks!
posted by meb123 on Aug 14, 2013 - 4 answers

Identity Theft Victim Needs a Therapist

Very short and to the point question. A family member has been the victim of identity theft, and are doing very poorly in terms of mental health in the process of trying to cope. They have severe phone anxiety, social anxiety, etc, and this is emotionally destroying them. I need a therapist in the Atlanta metro area, preferably Dunwoody/Norcross area that is taking new patients ASAP and who has experience with ID theft and anxiety issues. Bonus if they take Blue Cross Blue Shield GA's Blue Choice POS insurance, but willing to pay if they don't.
posted by strixus on Jun 21, 2013 - 2 answers

Recommended professional counsellors/therapists around Vancouver, BC?

I'm asking for a friend. Any recommendations or resources available? Located in Vancouver area and working on a sliding scale (or relatively affordable) would be much appreciated.
posted by Hawk V on May 30, 2013 - 4 answers

How (on earth) do you do therapy in NYC?

How do you handle mental health in NYC- insurance, out of pocket, other options? [more inside]
posted by theflash on Apr 18, 2013 - 7 answers

Therapist for anxiety/depression in Inwood/Riverdale/lower Westchester?

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.
posted by The Elusive Architeuthis on Mar 5, 2013 - 1 answer

NYC therapist for problematic drinking.

Looking for an NYC therapist specializing in treating problematic drinking. It is for someone who is a very private person so 12-step/AA/etc. is not an option. The issue is infrequent binge drinking leading to behavior stressing an otherwise happy and healthy relationship. Anywhere in Brooklyn or Manhattan works. Looking specifically for a psychotherapist, not a psychiatrist. Insurance not an issue. Throwaway email: soothemythroat@gmail.com
posted by anonymous on Jan 28, 2013 - 2 answers

Therapy while traveling or in transit.

What are my options for therapy while I am traveling and in the midst of a move to a different part of the world, with a lot more travel on the horizon? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 12, 2012 - 3 answers

Therapist in Asheville, NC?

Help me find a psychotherapist in Asheville, NC. [more inside]
posted by annabellee on Nov 16, 2012 - 3 answers

What would it be like to get therapy from a Blue Devil? What is a Blue Devil?

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 - 2 answers

Finding a couples counselor in Houston?

Does anyone have recommendations for a couples counselor or marriage/family therapist in Houston, TX -- or, at least, what resources I can use to find a good one? Thank you in advance!
posted by Pwoink on Oct 9, 2012 - 1 answer

Does anyone have experience of Core Process psychotherapy?

Does anyone have experience of Core Process psychotherapy? [more inside]
posted by terretu on Oct 2, 2012 - 3 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

Looking for a therapist in Brooklyn/Manhattan

Do you know a good talk therapist in Brooklyn or Manhattan, or can you help me find one? Would you recommend yours? I'm not sure why I'm finding it so difficult. [more inside]
posted by exgeographer on Jul 16, 2012 - 4 answers

Best Practices for Ending it with Therapist

Terminating with psychotherapist after six sessions: I think I should. But, I wonder how to do it properly? How much of an explanation do I owe the therapist? [more inside]
posted by little_dog_laughing on Jul 14, 2012 - 17 answers

Therapist answers texts during our session

How much does this therapist suck? Or am I being overly sensitive? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 26, 2012 - 31 answers

Recommendations for a therapist in SF/Oakland area?

Life happens. Looking for recommendations for a therapist in SF/Oakland area. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by Captain Chesapeake on May 19, 2012 - 0 answers

Therapist Recommendations around Westchester County NY

I am looking for suggestions for a great therapist in the Westchester County, NY area. I am thinking one that focuses on cognitive-behavioral therapy may be best, but am open to suggestions. [more inside]
posted by en el aire on May 17, 2012 - 2 answers

Too much anxiety, therapy isn't working, help?

My anxiety is running my life. I've been to therapy, it made it worse. What next? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 15, 2012 - 21 answers

I'm transgender and I need to go (on the) straight (and narrow).

I am transgender (transsexual MTF). I am self-medicating and I need to go legit. I am looking for a recommendation for a therapist in NYC (and possibly an endocrinologist) who is accepting new patients and is willing to work with the fact that I am self-medicating (and hoping to stop self-medicating and go legit). [more inside]
posted by sokkupapetto on May 1, 2012 - 14 answers

Looking for first time therapy tips + therapist recommendations in Vancouver.

I've come to the conclusion that some therapy/counselling would help me a lot, but as a life-long introvert I find the idea very intimidating and nerve-wracking. Looking for tips and encouragement on starting therapy, and recommendations for a good, preferably female and affordable, therapist in Vancouver BC. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 30, 2012 - 12 answers

Talk therapy in NYC?

Looking for a great talk therapist in Brooklyn. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 29, 2012 - 3 answers

Yup, another therapist request.

Can anyone direct me to a good therapist in Berkeley, Albany, El Cerrito, or Richmond, California? [more inside]
posted by small_ruminant on Mar 14, 2012 - 6 answers

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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]
posted by Tarumba on Feb 29, 2012 - 46 answers

Fall five times. Stand up six?

All attempts at establishing a relationship with a therapist have failed. Now what? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 29, 2012 - 10 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

Who can help me with my mental issues?

Looking for someone to help me with practical aspects of my ADHD - life coach, psychiatrist, therapist? What am I looking for? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Jan 10, 2012 - 7 answers

Should I find a new psychotherapist?

I think it might be time to start seeing a new therapist. My current therapist disagrees. So now I'm confused. Convince me that I'm right. [more inside]
posted by chameleon on Jan 9, 2012 - 39 answers

Confused about a confrontation in therapy

In my last session, my therapist kind of forced a confrontation with me and I feel weird about it. How do I handle this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 5, 2012 - 33 answers

Child therapy

Recommendations for a therapist for a child in NYC. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 18, 2011 - 1 answer

Minneapolis / western suburb therapist recommendations?

Therapist recommendations for Minneapolis / western suburbs? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 31, 2011 - 2 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

Therapists in Beijing

English-speaking, good, therapists/counsellors in Beijing? [more inside]
posted by smoke on Oct 3, 2011 - 2 answers

Need to find a CBT therapist in midtown or north brooklyn.

I'm looking for a CBT therapist that takes Aetna insurance in either midtown Manhattan or in North Brooklyn. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 13, 2011 - 1 answer

Meditation for a high-need kid

I'm looking for a very specific kind of therapy/mindfulness training for my kid. I'm in the SF Bay Area. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 17, 2011 - 10 answers

Therapist in PDX specializing in treatment of child abuse victims?

Where in Portland, Oregon can I find a female therapist specializing in treating victims of long-term abuse, starting from early childhood? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 10, 2011 - 4 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

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