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
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.
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
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.