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My friend sent me to a website that her therapist is part of so I could find one nearby, but they list so many types:

  • Cognitive & Behavioral Psychology
  • Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
  • Clinical Health Psychology
  • Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Couple & Family Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Group Psychology
  • Organizational Business Consulting Psychology
  • Psychoanalysis Psychology
  • Rehabilitation Psychology
  • School Psychology
Then my insurance lists a bunch of types too:

  • Behavioral Health Providers
  • Mental Health Facilities
  • Substance Abuse Facilities
  • Residential Treatment Facilities
I guess I just want Behavioral Health Providers? But then there are a billion specializations. Even after removing the obvious ones, there are still a bunch:

  • Anxiety and Stress Management Counseling
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Applied Behavioral Analysis
  • Behavioral Health Provider Group
  • Biofeedback
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Clinical Social Worker
  • Codependency Issues
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Depression
  • Dialectic Behavioral Therapy
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Group Therapy
  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Life Management Counseling
  • Managed Disability
  • Mood Disorders
  • Neuropsych Testing
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Pharmacological/Medication Management
  • Psychiatric Nurse
  • Psychiatry, General
  • Psychological Examiner
  • Psychological Testing
  • Stress Management
What do I do? What should I be looking for? Is there a better way to find a therapist besides picking them at random from a website? I'm worried they won't be good.
 

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I would go with someone who specializes in anxiety because they understand it.I find Congitive Behavioral Therapy to be the most effective because it gives you coping tools
 

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My friend sent me to a website that her therapist is part of so I could find one nearby, but they list so many types:

  • Cognitive & Behavioral Psychology
  • Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
  • Clinical Health Psychology
  • Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Couple & Family Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Group Psychology
  • Organizational Business Consulting Psychology
  • Psychoanalysis Psychology
  • Rehabilitation Psychology
  • School Psychology
Then my insurance lists a bunch of types too:

  • Behavioral Health Providers
  • Mental Health Facilities
  • Substance Abuse Facilities
  • Residential Treatment Facilities
I guess I just want Behavioral Health Providers? But then there are a billion specializations. Even after removing the obvious ones, there are still a bunch:

  • Anxiety and Stress Management Counseling
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Applied Behavioral Analysis
  • Behavioral Health Provider Group
  • Biofeedback
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Clinical Social Worker
  • Codependency Issues
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Depression
  • Dialectic Behavioral Therapy
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Group Therapy
  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Life Management Counseling
  • Managed Disability
  • Mood Disorders
  • Neuropsych Testing
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Pharmacological/Medication Management
  • Psychiatric Nurse
  • Psychiatry, General
  • Psychological Examiner
  • Psychological Testing
  • Stress Management
What do I do? What should I be looking for? Is there a better way to find a therapist besides picking them at random from a website? I'm worried they won't be good.
i only ever advise 2 forms of therpay 1)nlp 2)cbt

my advice is have one or two session with a nlp practionaire who combines nlp, timeline therapy and hypnosis. this will fix your brain and deal with all of your past memories and beleifs

then after that see a cbt therapist who can gradually help you to face your fears step by step
 

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CBT is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, but what's NLP?
nlp has the same goal and model as cbt. its all about changing your thoughts in order to change your feelings in order to change your behvaiour.

but nlp offers loads and loads of different techniques that create change in the unconcious mind.

its a bit like a bike and a car. they both do the same thing and have the same goal - to take you from a to b. but a car is a far up graded form of transport that a bike. te bike stands for cbt , and the car stands for nlp
 

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No schema therapy? If cbt works for you than great but I didnt get to find traditional cbt enough so going deeper with schema at different approaches: gestalt, psychodynamic, and cbt.
 

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Hmm, well I don't know what will work for me. I've been doing this online thing but I don't think it's helping: http://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/resources/infopax.cfm?Info_ID=40 Is that a kind of self-help CBT?

So I guess I should look for someone who specializes in anxiety disorders. Should it be a psychologist or psychiatrist or what? How do you pick one out of the hundreds of names?
 

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Are there therapists who specialize in both anxiety disorders and severe depression? Or anxiety that leads to depression?

And what have you experiences been like with therapists? Are they usually easy-going and work well with you rather than try to force you in one way or another?

Has anyone seen a therapist that included meditation or anything like that in with the therapy session?
 
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