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]
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]
[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]
Can I request a therapist shred my information/notes, or send everything pertaining to me, to me via mail? [more inside]
Looking for someone to help me with practical aspects of my ADHD - life coach, psychiatrist, therapist? What am I looking for? [more inside]
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]
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]
I'm looking for a book that I read parts of in the Hayward Gallery bookshop in London, about 2 1/2 years ago. It was a fantastically precise parody of a Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy workbook. [more inside]
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]
Are there examples of 'high end' people who have successfully used anti-depressant or anti-anxiety medications? [more inside]
Are there animal assisted therapy programs tailored to cats? [more inside]
Trying to find a poly-aware/friendly marriage counselor in the SF East Bay. [more inside]
What can I do now to prepare for career as therapist when I'm older? [more inside]
Self-therapy ideas: How to encourage appropriate celebration of small accomplishments? [more inside]
I'm looking for a good couples therapist (we are both hetero/mid 30's) in the Baltimore area. Any recommendations?
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]
I see a therapist on a regular basis. I have health insurance with a small copay for these visits. Some time ago, my therapist asked that I pay the difference between the fee they bill for (their full rate) and the negotiated rate that my health insurance pays to them. This increases my out-of-pocket costs dramatically. Is there something odd about this arrangement?
Northern Virginia Filter: I need a therapist. Who has evening hours. Who accepts Aetna or will not cause me to go broke. [more inside]
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?
So, I've been joking for a while that I need, like, boot camp for how to be an adult. Help me find something? Maybe like Upward Bound for grownups meets finishing school plus...something? [more inside]
Is it okay to give my therapist/psychologist a holiday gift and/or card?
Acute anger treatment. Have you sought it or helped a loved one seek it? What are some treatment options and/or some family help organizations? [more inside]
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]
After my weekly therapy sessions, I'm beat. I want to have a hug and a long, warm bath, and curl up in bed with the biggest cup of tea known to man. Unfortunately, I have to do full day's work instead. I'm looking for advice on how to get through my Wednesdays for the next year. [more inside]
Can anybody recommend a sex positive relationship therapist in or near Chicago? [more inside]
Therapist specializing in abandonment issues in San Diego? [more inside]
Recommendations for a therapist for a child in NYC. [more inside]
Asking for a friend: Therapy options for a wheelchair-bound person in a tiny town in central Texas? (Skype or phone, maybe?) [more inside]
Can you recommend a good and affordable relationship counselor in the Boston area? [more inside]
My long term (almost 6 years, living together for 3) boyfriend hates hates hates couples therapy. i think it has helped immensely. ugh. [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]
When is it OK to talk to my wife's therapist? [more inside]
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]
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 to find a therapist tailor-made for my snowflake issues? [more inside]
Therapist recommendations for Minneapolis / western suburbs? [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]
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]
Would therapy fix me? If so, what kind of therapy? Or are there other recommendations for things that I can/could do? Another "I can't find love post" and I don't know what else I can do, please hope me ask metafilter. [more inside]
Did I just break up with my therapist? Am I being unreasonable? [more inside]
I've been suffering from increasing anxiety for the last year, and much to my embarrassment, my fear manifests itself by making me run to the bathroom! I'd like to see a nice therapist and nip this problem in the bud (or, butt). More details below. [more inside]
English-speaking, good, therapists/counsellors in Beijing? [more inside]
Can add interfere with someone's capacity to work the therapeutic process? Anecdotes and data both welcome. Particularly interested in therapy with homework eg CBT. When the add is treated, does therapy effectiveness increase?
Online (hotline? other?) therapeutic services/life advice/trauma support/suicide prevention? [more inside]
What is child therapy like? [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 am about to go to my first therapy session in a few hours, and I am kind of terrified. I don't know what I should be trying to achieve in this first meeting. I am afraid my mind is going to go blank, or I will freeze up and not be honest with the therapist, or I will go into jokey-mode. What are some ideas that might help me to keep in mind? [more inside]
Ok, therapy. Now what? [more inside]