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Old 11-08-2018, 06:45 PM   #1
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Hello All,

I thought I might give this a shot, but I have Complex-PTSD and DID.

I find myself in need of a new therapist and I am having a hard time finding someone who will see me once they realize my diagnosis.

I'm very uncomfortable with a male therapists, so that limits me.

Most places in town want you to have in intake interview, which is expensive, and then cycle you through therapists as you find they aren't qualified to treat me.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated (you can PM if you are more comfortable that way.)

Thank you!
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Old 11-08-2018, 07:10 PM   #2
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one possible option:

Willow Counseling Services

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Old 11-08-2018, 09:29 PM   #3
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Thanks! Unfortunately my insurance doesn't cover her.
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Have you tried the Psychology Today website Find a Therapist search? I'm currently looking in the same area (and with those same diagnoses!) and have a call in to several. I intend to do a very careful selection this time because I've had a couple of bad therapy experiences and need to find a better connection this time.

Someone who specializes specifically in C-PTSD or DID may be difficult to find, but I look for anyone who works with trauma (PTSD) and dissociative disorders. Trauma and dissociation are common symptoms, I would think along the same lines as addiction, depression, anxiety, etc…

I don't intend to seem like I'm doubting your experience, but that you are getting rejected like this seems very wrong. How could there be so many incompetent therapists in these places!? It is THEIR incompetence, and none of us with these diagnostic labels deserve to have anyone imply that we are especially "too much for them to deal with." I'm so sorry you have experienced this.

This seems very unprofessional, too, as if they want to cherry-pick who they see? Or even if you mean you find them incompetent (which has been my problem). That's not OK. Again, it is their incompetence.

I can let you know how it goes for me. Like I said, I'm engaged in my own search right now. I go on Medicare next month (I'm now on disability due to mental health), so my insurance may limit my selection, but I haven't encountered rejection for my previous diagnoses (yet!)
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