There is a lot of craptastical thinking about therapy. Everything from religion is therapy to “put this device on your wrist and use our app and bingo-bango, you are cured.
Fear and confusion running amuck, and that is mainly from the people who don’t have the medical form of an anxiety condition or disorder giving advice.
An episode or so ago I wrote about the treatment option of medication. The choice and responsibility of using it or not using medication.
Mental Health America article on What is Therapy? Description of the process, list some of the types of therapy and things to consider when seeking a therapist.
U.S. National Institute of Mental Health page on Psychotherapy, brief description of therapy process and listing of type of therapy options.
National Alliance of Mental Health (NAMI) also has a post on therapy options.
Helpguide.org on Finding a Therapist Who Can Help You Heal with sound advice about selecting a therapist.
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.
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