Considering the posts I’ve written over the last week, I thought the following book would be a helpful recommendation. Therapy Demystified: An Insider’s Guide to Getting the Right Help, Without Going Broke by Kate Scharff. Scharff does a good job of covering important topics like various theories, different types of therapists, “misguided reasons” for avoiding therapy, when to get help, etc.
Some of the questions she talks about are:
- How do I know if I should see a therapist?
- What are the different kinds of therapy, and why should I care?
- Where can I find a therapist that I can afford?
- What should I expect (and ask) within the first few sessions?
- How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
- How can I tell if therapy is working?
- Is there any truth to the bad things I’ve heard about therapy and therapists?
I hope the posts this week have been helpful, and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.