And the questions to ask to ensure they're a good fit
This is great. NAMI.org has a lot of resources and explains insurance, as well as giving support to family members.
The thing about therapy that everyone “wants” is to be given the answers, which is not what a therapist does. You have to work at therapy. Honest and guided self awareness and evaluation. It’s not everyone else’s fault or issue. What’s that phrase? If you meet an asshole in the morning, you met an asshole. If all you meet all day are assholes, you’re the asshole. (Some days you’re the bug and other days you’re the windshield.)
One thing I’ve run into is the “call out the bullshit” factor you mentioned. When I start therapy I’m armored up, and one way I do that is self deprecating humor. I’ve had a situation where the therapist never saw past my persona, then they seemed to like the persona so much I didn’t feel like I could get real. This went on for AGES! So much wasted time. Also I suggest an EMDR trained therapist for anyone battling with trauma. I had flashbacks for 19 years, tried all kinds of therapy, and EMDR finally helped me to be free from them.
The first time I read this article I finally began the long awaited therapy journey. So THANK YOU. 💜💜💜💜
I have two challenges here. First, it has been incredibly hard to find a therapist who meets in person. I was wait listed at four clinics/offices before finding my therapist. That was tough. Second, I have now been with her for 5 months and I'm still not clicking, but the process of finding SOMEONE who is a.) in network and b.) meets in person was so challenging that I'm reluctant to try again. Finally, IF I end up finding someone else, how do I say "thank you for 8 months of therapy but I don't think we're a fit and I'm moving on..."
I’m late here but this is so timely for me right now! I just had to end things with a therapist I was seeing virtually because she was so distracted during our sessions and even on her phone at times.
I’m going through a tough time right now so I was worried about finding someone new, but this is great motivation and a reminder that I should feel good at the end of a session. Thank you!
This is really good.