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]
I'm feeling really lonely and depressed. My normal coping strategies either aren't cutting it this time or aren't immediate enough. What are some different ideas? [more inside]
I'm looking for a CBT therapist that takes Aetna insurance in either midtown Manhattan or in North Brooklyn. [more inside]
I'm getting over an agonizing marriage and feeling lost. I need to do something therapeutic involving travel and/or therapy for a month or so. Can anyone with experience recommend an ideal place or plan? [more inside]
TL; DR: I think my marriage is at an end, and I need some coping strategies. May be the victim of visa fraud. No money for an attorney or another place to live. Help? Suck it up? [more inside]
How do I put positive thinking philosophies into action? [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]
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]
Suggestions for a therapist in Madison, WI [more inside]
Can you recommend a therapist (Cognitive-Behavioral) in Alexandria, VA? I suffer from agoraphobia, so distance is an important factor.
What is anger management therapy like? [more inside]
Seeking English-speaking therapist for couples counseling in Lucerne, Switzerland. [more inside]
My therapist is not kink-aware, but she'd like to be. Can you point me to some good reading materials for her? [more inside]
Advice for finding a therapist in Seattle? [more inside]
I'm looking for a very specific kind of therapy/mindfulness training for my kid. I'm in the SF Bay Area. [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]
How awkward will it be if I tell my therapist that I want to be a therapist? [more inside]
Where in Portland, Oregon can I find a female therapist specializing in treating victims of long-term abuse, starting from early childhood? [more inside]
Where can I find resources on complicated grief, especially with regard to grieving something that never was? [more inside]
I've had minor scoliosis (crooked spine) all my life, which has caused constant hip/back issues. My weight and posture haven't helped, but for the past few months I've been working on that. Are there some good materials online I can look at to research my condition? What sort of doctor would I talk to this about? What's the best strategy to getting good results from our obtuse medical system? (USA)
Is dream analysis as a form of therapy common these days? I've been looking for a new therapist. (I love my old one, but I'm moving.) I found one guy who seems pretty great... except I'm a little worried about his claim that he does a lot of dream analysis. [more inside]
How many massage therapy appointments did it take for you to notice improvement in your muscle tension?
How many massage therapy appointments did it take for you to notice improvement in your muscle tension? Did these improvements last?
What are some self-soothing techniques to help deal with PTSD-related anger/rage that has quietly ruined my inner life? I am currently awaiting an (outpatient) intake call back for sliding-scale therapy. [more inside]
Looking for recommendations for autism therapy service providers for a 3 year old, in West Philadelphia. Thank you! [more inside]
How do I deal with sexual jealousy that stems from a history of lousy experiences (possibly with therapy)? [more inside]
My counsellor has experienced a loss herself. Should I acknowledge it? [more inside]
How can I support my husband as he works through some issues? [more inside]
I am a huge hypochondriac, and I have been since I was 18. I need help making it stop. [more inside]
Is it normal or ethical for a therapist to tell their patient to break up with someone? [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?
Contemporary psychotherapists who have popularized their empirically-tested theoretical contributions? Examples: David Burns, Eugene Gendlin, Joseph Weiss. [more inside]
How do you transition out of therapy at the end of the hour? [more inside]
Recommendations for a gay male sex therapist in the west side of Los Angeles to deal with problems of sexual inadequacy and (in particular) psychologically-based erectile dysfunction in a 24-year-old male. Sliding fee scale a major plus.
How does one build boundaries when not interested in therapy? [more inside]
Interested in changing my career PT, Lawyer, Teacher? ..but what should I know before. [more inside]
Can someone please suggest a cognitive behavioral therapist in Chicago that they have found to be helpful? I tried talk therapy once with a non CBT person and found it cliched and unhelpful, but I suspect I really should go seek assistance. I have the usual bento box of depression and anxiety, male 30s/40s. Unemployed (not the source of depression anxiety, but certainly not helping), so bonus for sliding scale. Bonus for Oak Park/River Forest/ Forest Park.
Have you ever attended group psychotherapy? Was it useful? How did it work? [more inside]
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?