How to Find a Therapist Without Losing Your Mind (Hint: Use HelpPRO)

by Ashley Womble Saturday, January 30, 2016


As a Millennial, it's hard to imagine HelpPRO once existed in paper form, like a giant catalog. Even though I’ve been working in mental health for a few years, the prospect of finding a new therapist overwhelms me.  It seems natural to begin to search for a therapist online, but basic internet searches lacks the authority you need when you are looking for someone to share your deepest thoughts and feelings with.

 

In effort to make the process easier, I wrote an article “How to Find a Therapist Without Losing Your Mind" for a new website, Modernae.com. Modernae.com is the daily source for smart, original content that informs, inspires and entertains the 21st century woman.

 

HelpPRO’s William Blout gave me some great tips like avoiding e-mailing therapists since it’s easy to misinterpret tone in an e-mail. Bill also emphasized the importance of finding a mental health pro that you can trust. As Bill said, “If you don’t trust the person therapy isn’t going to work. ”You can read more of Bill’s great advice in the article and check out my work on Psychedmedia.com.

 

Ashley Womble is a writer and champion for mental health. She is the founder of Psyched, a website dedicated to changing the way people think about mental health, and the Communications Director at Fountain House. Connect with Ashley via LinkedIn or Twitter



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Advise | Intimacy | Marriage and Family Therapy | Self-Awareness | Therapeutic Relationship | Therapy | Wisdom

The Language of Resilience

by Dr. Les Kertay Sunday, January 17, 2016


The recent Blog, “The Language of Resilience” by Dr. Les Kertay, answers the question what is Critical Incident Response (CIR) for and what is the expected outcome of CIR? Many of the events Critical Incident Response is used for are not typically thought of as a Critical Incident. Thinking in terms of “Critical Incidents” may lead us to assume pathology when the most common outcome to any stressful event is resilience. Dr. Kertay suggests a more accurate term is “Potentially Disruptive Event” as humans are developed to endure stress, manage its effects, and return to life, often more resilient than before. Providing guidance and support to this natural process of resilience is the purview of CIR.

Dr. Les Kertay is a Licensed and Board Certified Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience in mind-body health including disability medicine, chronic pain, and health behaviors as well as being a leader and consultant on strategies to manage workplace absence and a practicing clinician and industry consultant.  Dr. Kertay is currently Chief Medical Officer with R3 Continuum (Crisis Management International, Crisis Care Network, Behavioral Medical Interventions).


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Abuse | Mental Health | Self-Awareness | Self-Care | Shame | Social Work | Stress | Wisdom

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