SRS Tips in choosing a therapist

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  1. calisteph6

    calisteph6 Active Member

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    I think there used to be a thread like this...what questions to ask on the phone to see if they are patient oriented...etc.

    Anyone know where it went? I tried searching with no luck.
     
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    anyone?
     
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    Depends on what you're going there for. What do you mena by "patient-oriented" ? Do you mean that they are non-directive? If so, then avoid cognitive-behavioral psychologists, but then again, if you're going for something like anxiety or sleep problems, they're the most efficacious. But then, there's the attendance/compliance factor meaning that they're the best for this in general, but if you hate it, you won't comply just as well.
     
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    I want to go for grief recovery and stress issues.
     
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    Unfortunatly its trial and error, if you dont feel the theraphy is improving you at all after lets say after 3 weeks then its time to move on to a new one. But as a starters its best to take a therapist that from hearesay gives good treatment and at least treats a lot of clients who you could maby chat too as to how their treatment is going, but its a little unlikely that people would like to talk freely about their personal problems, but maby you know a friend who goes to a simular therapist or look up the doctor online to see if there are any problems, another option is to call the doctor and ask for information, if you feel like you are getting good information then you might want to give that therapist a try. As said again its trail and error because what can be a good therapist for another person might suck for you. Its maby a little bit like dating you need to `click` with someone just like with a therapist.
     

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