Can I cure my OCD without going to a therapist?

Many people with OCD find Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) really helps them manage their symptoms. Medications can also be very helpful. As I understand it, OCD can go into remission, though may never be completely ‘cured'.In my clinical experience, few people are

Can I see one therapist for OCD and another therapist for something else?

Yes and no. Yes, if you have cash and pay out of pocket, you can do that. It is like going to a doctor for your kidneys and not letting that doctor know about your heart problem or talk to your heart doctor

How do therapists evaluate whether or not someone has OCD?

(update) Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale this will help you know if you need to see a psychiatrist. Also dont listen that chingo person they have no knowledge on ocdSorry so long.well im no therapist but i have been to alot and have been extensively

What can you do if you learn a therapist is validating your spouse with NPD in their abusive relationship to keep them coming back for comfort and support, causing the marriage to end?

If it's the narc's therapist then stay out of it. It's their therapeutic relationship. Therapists do provide support to every client they serve. It's hard to see. Been there on both sides. My first ex narc went to see the same therapist as I had following our divorce just to contradict everything

I just started seeing a doctor who has tried to get me to see a therapist or take medication for my depression. When I told her I didn't want to, she seemed either concerned or disappointed. Why would she react this way?

What kind of doctor did you see? Was it a psychiatrist or a general practitioner? If you have just started to see a doctor, it sounds like you are planning to see this doctor regularly. Did you see this doctor specifically for depression? Or for some physical ailment? There are

I suffer from depression. How do I tell if a therapist is good or bad?

You need to talk to them and see what you think. Read their reviews if they have any and see what type of methods they're using (e.g. cognitive behavioral therapy, psychoanalysis etc), then read a little about the method to ground yourself into some knowledge. You

Can I see one therapist for OCD and another therapist for something else?

Yes and no. Yes, if you have cash and pay out of pocket, you can do that. It is like going to a doctor for your kidneys and not letting that doctor know about your heart problem or talk to your heart doctor or see your heart tests, though.

Can my eating disorder be the cause of my weakened stamina even if I'm eating enough calories?

Most definitely! All forms of eating disorders affect your stamina. Bulimics and compulsive over-eaters consume thousands of calories more than needed and frequently have poor stamina due to lack of balanced nutrition and exercise. As a former anorexic/bulimic, I always had very

Do therapists also see therapists?

The most deeply trained therapists come from the psychoanalytic and psychodynamic camps. These schools not only expect their students to undergo deep and long therapies, they see the therapeutic process as the single biggest component of the training. Its how the therapist

How to stop feeling you are in love with your therapist without going to see another therapist

This type of reaction to a therapist almost invariably falls into the category of "transference reaction," is very common, though usually not acknowledged openly. Processing, or analyzing transference reactions is the "butter" when it comes to the bread-and-butter of psychoanalytic type therapies. The successful resolution of these reactions very often proves to be

How do therapists avoid seeing only one side?

Carefully.When sitting down with a patient/client, you need to go in with the understanding that the patient is bringing you a small piece of a big pie. They do not live in a bubble. So you help by remaining objective, yet supportive. You aren't there to

How do therapists evaluate whether or not someone has OCD?

(update) Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale this will help you know if you need to see a psychiatrist. Also dont listen that chingo person they have no knowledge on ocdSorry so long.well im no therapist but i have been to alot and have been

How long should you see one therapist before changing, can you stay with one therapist long term?

It's complicated.Long-term therapy is excellent for working on long-term psychological issues. But - the longer the therapy, the more likely there may be contagion from the therapist's muck, so if it feels like that is going on, you must bring it up

How often should you see your therapist?

My initial response is as often as you feel you need to but often in therapy we will feel like we are doing ‘ok' and don't have any reason to keep going (like finishing the last 4 days of an antibiotics prescription). I have had many clients who came because they hadn't cancelled in enough time, said they didn't

I feel like I'm letting my therapist down because I was getting better and now I've had a "bad" session with flashbacks and other crap. How can I move past this, he says he doesn't feel that way?

Therapy has a natural ebb and flow. Some times you will have more symptoms than others. And symptoms in session are often useful, because your therapist can see what is happening and help you cope in the moment as well as shape treatment to fit you more

Is it bad that I find my psychiatrist attractive? He sometimes makes flirty comments and when he calls me he belly laughs a lot and talks to me like a buddy. It's hard not to have a soft spot for him. He's good looking and I tell him private things.

You need to remember to keep it professional. Or you need to let him know, and go from there. It's a service to help you get well, not a dating app. If falling for him, and getting emotions mixed up happens, there's a good chance that if things

Is it odd to see two therapists? I'm seeing an anxiety specialist therapist but I'm also looking for an EMDR therapist for trauma.

It is not uncommon but as some have pointed out, both therapists that work with the same client need to be on board and able to collaborate with each other to provide the best care for the client. I do strongly suggest that the therapist are communicating simply so that everyone is on the same page, working

Should I mention my current therapist that I'm going to see another therapist? How do I approach this?

You need to mention it because you will have to choose. Or, you can choose to be a weasel, as many clients do, check out the new therapist and say nothing to either about the other.In saying

Should I see a therapist or not?

You should seek books about the subject before getting too involved. Otherwise you will quickly be diagnosed because you resemble a mental disorder. What you have is likely something that you can sort out without major intervention. So don't seek

What are the signs of a good therapist? What are some signs of a bad therapist?

I offer that its less helpful to use moral terms to describe an amoral process. Therapy is NOT good or bad. The client or therapist is not good or bad. So, if I assume the question refers to what are the defining characteristics of a positive

What do I do if my therapist is getting frustrated with me for not being able to 'make the leap' towards my goal? I believe I am moving too slowly and completely failing her.

First thing to do is to check your perceptions. Ask your therapist if they are getting frustrated with you?Second thing is to discuss your own feelings. Why do you feel you are moving too slowly? Where does your expectation about

What secret sides of human nature do therapists see that non-therapists would be surprised about?

I'm not a therapist, but I do tend to act like one, helping others but no diagnosis or anything similar, I just tell them to go to a therapist if they wanted a professional one, I just am there as a

Who is the best OCD therapist in the Bay Area?

I know it's not exactly answering your question, I do think that ‘best' for someone might not work for someone else, it depends a lot on chemistry and experience.I suggest to look into services which match clients to therapists and I recommend reflect (

Why do I wish my therapist had OCD?

The answer to this is because your ignorant.I'm sure you're not an evil person so I'm assuming you don't have any clue how horrible OCD is. I had it growing up. I was deathly afraid of germs. I'd shower 5+ times a day, taking one every time I went out. I'd wash my

Why do people talk to personal trainers like they are therapists?

For the same reason people talk to barbers and bartenders as if they were therapists. Personal trainers are people who aren't in contact with your friends, family, boss, or anybody else you might need to talk about (or who might have some issue with what

Would you trust a therapist who had mental health struggles of their own? Even if they had struggled with traits of BPD in the past?

This is an interesting question. Marsha Lineman, the psychologist who developed DBT for BPD, after many years disclosed her own struggles with the disorder and it fueled her search for an answer. She certainly has helped many people in many ways. The key is that the therapist is working

As a marriage or family therapist, what do you wish couples knew before they got married?

First, a bit of a disclaimer, I don't do couples or marriage therapy. It's not really in my wheelhouse for expertise but I have noticed a few things. I mostly notice things when it comes to parenting because I do a lot of work with teens and I

If husband was physically abusive, but has stopped and several years have passed without violence and he says he says he's sorry how likely/unlikely is it that he will ever do it again?

Has he received counseling/ therapy since and still? Is he in continuous long term therapy to make sure it never happens again? Has he taken responsibility and accepted punishment and/or public service to show his dedication to taking responsibility for past behavior?Do you see where this is going?Most abusers who simply stop, haven't really. A halt in abuse is

What is your most rewarding moment as a therapist?

Seeing your client succeed.That after months and months of struggles and hardships.And after so many setbacks and up and downs.They were finally able to do it... on their own.With their own willpower, determination to see things through and grit (persistence + passion).And I was able to guide my client in that growth process.Seeing my clients gradually become a