Life in a Bind – BPD and me

Borderline Personality Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and my therapy journey. Listed in Top Ten Resources for BPD in 2016 by goodtherapy.org. I write for welldoing.org under the name Clara Bridges.

Three lessons I’ve learned about choosing a therapist

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I have been wanting to write about the subject of choosing a therapist for some time; I’m passionate about sharing with others, what I feel are some important lessons I’ve learned about this subject, through the therapeutic process itself. I’m very grateful to welldoing.org , an independent counselling and psychotherapy directory, and information resource, for being interested in my ideas and for publishing my article ‘What you want isn’t always what you need in therapy‘, which can be found here:

http://welldoing.org/article/what-you-want-what-you-need-therapy

I hope this is helpful to you if are thinking of starting therapy, if you are wondering whether to continue, or if you are simply looking at where you are in your current therapeutic journey, and are thinking about how you arrived at that point!

 

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8 thoughts on “Three lessons I’ve learned about choosing a therapist

  1. Good lessons. One of the difficulties of choosing a therapist is that usually the patient-to-be hasn’t any guidance. Moreover, if it is the first time, he is without the experience of knowing what works for him and what doesn’t. If he is also in a crisis, he isn’t about to do homework or even think clearly. No wonder so many people end up with bad treatment experiences. Here is something I wrote about it in early 2015: https://drgeraldstein.wordpress.com/2015/02/07/how-finding-a-therapist-is-like-visiting-a-dating-site-only-worse/

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  2. It can be such a trial and error experience. I’m glad you wrote this – I probably could have used it when I started back in the day. But I’ve grown, and I have my own checklist I use now. I will add “listen to your subconscious” to my list.

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