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Finding a Therapist

'After 3 Months Of These Dark Thoughts, I Knew I Had To Do Something To Help Myself'

Posted 08.27.2014 | Healthy Living

Diane, 28, is a legal assistant in Danbury, Conn. This is her story. Growing up, I saw my family as being loving and healthy. Then I found out my b...

Is Your Therapist A Good Fit?

Posted 06.10.2014 | Healthy Living

By Laura McMullen for U.S. News In whom can you confide your erotic dreams, your fear of dying or your unbearable loneliness? Who can you trust wit...

Do You Need a Coach or a Couch?

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 06.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

I know that just mentioning the word "therapist" makes many people cringe, and to be perfectly honest, I used to be among that group. Almost everybody I know over 40 has been to or is currently working with a therapist. Even though this is so pervasive, it's something we as a society are still very reluctant to discuss.

How Do You Know If Your Therapist Is Helping You?

Michael Bader, D.M.H. | Posted 11.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Bader, D.M.H.

It's not always clear to patients what to ask a potential psychotherapist and how to know if he or she is any good. It's also hard to know if it's working. Most people find it easier to assess the skill of a medical practitioner.

I Needed Therapy. Do You?

Patia Braithwaite | Posted 05.01.2013 | Black Voices
Patia Braithwaite

Therapy is about giving your pain the respect it deserves. It is being brave enough to confront your secret shameful self. It is sitting and looking long enough to see that, even with all the "stuff," you are basically okay. Being 'okay' is a powerful thing.

Why Is Therapy Like a Toxic Dump?

Tara Fass | Posted 02.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Fass

The benefits of therapy are nice "work" if you can get it. The effort to figure out your conflicts and motivations on a comfortable couch in a nicely-decorated office with one other person, rather than unloading on your loved ones and friends, may be well worth the effort.

How Your Therapist Might Be Making You Fearful

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 10.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Say goodbye to the fear-mongering therapists who keep you stuck forever. Take control and an active role in finding a therapist who will help you get better, once and for all, and not just provide you with a venue to vent.

Choosing A Psychotherapist: Should Gender Matter?

Michael Blumenfield, M.D. | Posted 07.31.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Blumenfield, M.D.

The New York Times article painted a picture that many men believe that only another man can help them (and I assume many women feel the same way regarding women therapists).

3 Tips For Finding A Great Therapist

Dr. Cheryl Pappas | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cheryl Pappas

Each client deserves to feel the comfort and confidentiality of having an exclusive relationship with their therapist, uncontaminated by anything or anyone on the outside.

The Lives Of Therapists and the Limits of Analysis

Tamara McClintock Greenberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tamara McClintock Greenberg

Maybe traditional psychoanalysis still needs a wake-up call about the limitations of the theory and the ways that patients have been let down, or even failed.

How to Find a Good Therapist

Elaine Aron, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elaine Aron, Ph.D.

If your therapist were a pill designed to change your entire outlook of life, you would learn about it thoroughly before you took it. So take the time to decide before you commit to this relationship.

Psychology Holy Wars

Dr. John Grohol | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. John Grohol

Let's say you're in the minority of people who actually seek out the help of a mental health professional. Who do you turn to?