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How do u pick a therapist

Aug 30, 2016 4:37 PM

I don't even know how to do this.i can agree I need a third party to help me manage my emotions while I'm dealing withy healthy. I'm sure I'll need a referral but once I do how do I know if they are right for me

Aug 30, 2016 5:56 PM

I don't know. I'm guessing that you'll have to go see then a few times and if you aren't comfortable with them then they are not the right one.

Aug 31, 2016 7:35 AM

My mental health got bad before my physical health so I met my current therapist in the inpatient unit. But before that I called the outpatient behavioral health at the hospital, explained to them what was going on, and they matched me up with a therapist they thought would be a good fit. If after a few sessions you don't feel like it's a good fit, check with the office to see if you can change, or find another mental health facility to call. Good luck!

Aug 31, 2016 11:23 AM

Hey newfibrogirl,

Do you belong to an outpatient program? I know that most outpatient programs here in my area have therapist that work along side the doctor. I would start there and ask them. My GP was also really helpful because I see her on a regular basis she got to know me and than recommended a therapist from there. It can be challenging to find someone that you fit well with but try and keep your head up in the process. Good luck 💗

Aug 31, 2016 11:37 AM

New, going to one for me very awkward and uncomfortable to begin with and it took me a while to open up to him especially with the issues I had on top of my divorce. But I stuck with it because I knew my kids needed a mother they could count on your there for them since their father just picked up and left town both physically and mentally.

I think if you get past the awkwardness and stick with it you will be fine. But again that was me it maybe different from you. Good Luck hunni! Love and Prayer's headed your way! 😘🙏

Sep 02, 2016 6:43 PM

It's basically by trial and error. Try them out several times and if they don't seem to fit them change. Knowing my own issues and reactions with meds led me to change from a doc who constantly wanted to change and try new things. I'm nobody's guinea pig. And she wasn't listening to me about my experiences with other similar meds.

Sep 02, 2016 8:19 PM

where do you live? Mark Craig is wonderful if you are in the peoria area.

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