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Anxiety Road Podcast


Welcome to the Libsyn version of the Anxiety Road Podcast, this is the involuntary journey finding medical, behavioral health, meditation, relaxation and x=the unknown treatment options and resources for people that have anxiety, panic attacks and phobias too.

This podcast is treatment agnostic. You can find more content and resources at https://anxietyroadpodcast.blogspot.com

Apr 25, 2019

There are all kinds of therapists out there and it isn’t easy to find a good fit. Because therapists are still people, even the ones in the app. It could happen that you start with person A but it isn’t working out. You take a break and try again with person B.

So in this episode, at look at some of the questions to ask yourself about what you want in therapy and how to pre-screen therapists.



If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.

Resources Mentioned: 


Minnesota Public Radio report on how insurance company UnitedHealth withdrew funding for mental health services from patients in need. You can listen to the report or read the transcript on the website.

The Verge article on mental health apps sharing information about users to third parties.

NBC News posted an interesting piece by performer Lizzo about self-care.

Healthguide.org has a very extensive page about Finding a Therapist Who Can Help You. They define terms, provider options and questions you should ask when considering going into therapy.

Dr. PsychMom's post on Should You Choose a Therapist That Is Similar to You?

 

Therapick allows you to watch videos of therapists to find the one that you like or feel a connection with that person. You can filter for location, preferences and if they do or do not take your insurance.

Talkspace is a online service that help connect you with a therapist. There is a weekly fee for services but you also get the ability to check in via text when you need to.

Better Help also is a service that aids you in locating a therapist that you can access via live chat or a voice session.

Music for this episode is from Purple Plant Music at https://www.purple-planet.com

Disclaimer: 


Links to other sites are provided for information purposes only and do not constitute endorsements. 

Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This blog and podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.