Although I’ve been in therapy, uhm, most of my life, I’ve never thought about what kind of therapeutic approach it’s been that has been used in my sessions.
I’ve done what’s either been forced upon me, or what I’ve found at the time, and so now that I’m actually looking for a therapist, I have no idea where to start!
I’ve been Googling therapy in my area with key words like Borderline Personality Disorder and Sexual Abuse, but soooo many people pop up and it is just so confusing!
I definitely don’t want to contact the people that the psychiatrist two weeks ago recommended – I can’t find much information on them, and the work Social Work scares me – I don’t need a social worker! How can someone even be a therapist and a social worker at the same time?!
I think psychoanalytic sounds good to me, but I’m not sure. I definitely do not wanna do CBT ever again, but all these other words are so vague – Existential, Interpersonal, Integrative…What do they even mean??
So I stillllllll have not even started calling around – there’s lots of people in Miami offering counselling, but I don’t have a clue who The Right One would be 😦
Anyone else with good experiences with a certain type of therapy want to share their insights?
If you’re a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, what’s worked? What have you liked?
Thanks so much!