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Posted by DL on January 30, 1999, at 22:06:36

In reply to Re: Behavioral Therapy, posted by Toby on January 29, 1999, at 11:45:44

> Dr. Kathy Gibney in Dover is a Level II certified EMDR therapist. She comes highly recommended from other therapists in NH who are too far away from Durham to be of help. Words used to describe her are "excellent therapist," "very caring therapist," and "will be able to put her (you) at ease immediately." She can be found in the Dover phone book.

Thank you so very much for going certainly beyond the call ofa fellow poster on this site... I know this has taken time and thought on your part and be assured that I deeply appreciate it!

When I finally got into the site last night for a short time, and found this post, I was so excited I smiled and felt felt like dancing around ( I know this sounds like a small response, but little steps lead to bigger strides--remember your story about the little shift inside the circle producing a big difference on the outside?) I felt a sense of relief that I could feel safe contacting this person.

But I found myself becoming wary today. And I need you to boost my spirits again! I looked in the phone book (mine covers Dover) and she was not listed under psychotherapist, psychologists etc--no where. So I assumed she was part of a group. I then tried the white pages and found her listed as Kathleen Gibney Dr. I used Mapquest to find the road and today I drove up to find where it was. I thought there was always a chance her office might be open on Sat. Well, the house is on a narrow road in a fairly crowded old residential area (some of the houses are not in such great shape). It has no sign or name out front and looks to be just a family home with a small driveway. Being me, I was then beset by all sorts of thoughts, including that I was at the wrong place, or that she had an office somewhere else. So I did not go in. But, when I got home I checked again and that is the only listing for her. I even checked the yellow and white pages on the web and there was no listing for her.

Yes, I know you must be shaking your head at me... And I WILL her call on Monday to see what's up. She must work at home and use no form of advertising (not even a sign). Is this common? My only experience has been with the Mental Health Center so I don't know how this stuff works elsewhere.

Any comments? Do you happen to know if she is experienced in cog/beh therapy? Or what her brand of therapy is? (other than EMDR?) Sorry for being such a pain. AND I WILL CALL. I sort of feel strange calling on a weekend.

> Dr. Longpre was also recommended, but I'm thinking a female therapist might help you be more relaxed at this point

Thanks again for being so caring--something I don't expect since I had become accustomed to its absence.... If contact with Ms Gibney does not work out I will call and talk to Dr. Longpre. And, in case you have other names, it is 15 min drive to Dover, 20 min to Portsmouth, about 25 min to Manchester, and about 30 or so to Concord-all doable.

,>since it is so stressful for you to even think about a new therapist, much less addressing those old issues.

Sorry I am such a pain....I just don;t know why I am so tied up and afraid sometimes. Why was I able to stand up in front of large classes and teach a session (in college), I can go to meetings in my job and speak--but I can't do such mundane things as these?

> Now, then, (the one and only time I will probably ever tell you what to do), go call her. Good luck.

Thanks, I needed that!!!! (the orders and the luck!)

PS: One small stroke of luck. Remeron runs out in a few days so I took the new script in to fill it. Instead of giving them the new ins co info I let them try under the old one---AND IT WENT THROUGH! (this means $10 instead of $25) All I can figure is that my ex-husband's co does changes on the first of the month and he didn't give them the info till into Jan...Now I am berating myself for not trying the same with the hormone script--but i can't get ahold of the Doc to call it in before Feb 1st. One small savings through!





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