Posted by laima on July 18, 2006, at 14:28:01
In reply to Re: is it ethical to ask for NAMES of good therapi, posted by Phillipa on July 18, 2006, at 12:47:33
Thank you to all of you for your rapid responses. I've got insurance for now, so that shouldn't be an issue. But I have found it exhausting to plunder about trying to find a good therapist suited to my needs, anyway. I once was very fortunate to have a very, very good one, but unfortunately her judgement became truely questionable towards the end of her career, and then she retired and moved away anyway. I am still crushed by this experience. I've subsequently tried a few others based on referrals and internet research, but I found that impressive credentials don't seem to be good predictors of compatability or even of common sense. My doctor is wonderful, but doesn't seem to be connected to the therapy circles, and has been of limited help. I've seen sites where therapists post their profiles, but it's so hard to imagine what they are really like and if they are effective based on just that. I suppose I could become more organized and choose a few to "interview" instead of getting imediately and unquestioningly getting involved in therapy that doesn't seem to fit, and then quit just to start over. I've done that a few times over the last year. I am still unsure how to "babble mail" people or what that is all about. By the way, is the site to rate your doctor free? Are you able to share here what it is? I've already tried googeling about quality therapists and doctors several times, but the only thing I ever found was a "rate the doctor" site and it cost a fee for each doctor one asked about. It offered no rankings or suggestions. Plus, I once found a very bad doctor in a "best doctors" book- so I am leary and left wondering if one can just pay their way on to the lists or not. (Even other docters later told me this person put me on too many incompatable meds and into danger.)
So, do I understand then it's ok to post the question? The reason I feel unsure is I can't decide whether or not it for any reason violates any therapist's privacy to have their name posted on the internet.
Again, thank you all so much, I greatly appreciate everyone's generous responses and suggestions.
> No I don't have a site for therapists. At one time I found a site rate your doctor. I still have no therapist they are hard to find insurance and all that stuff. I did go to psychology once and the advise was to interview three therapist in my area and see who might be a good fit. I really don't know where the people here find such good therapists. The one I tried here said no to exploring past issues and only wanted to give me papers to do CBT on my own. If there is a site I would google and see. But you need good insurance as not many take Medicaire like I have. Love Phillipa