How do you find a therapist? What are the pros and cons if you get a referral from a friend? What questions is it okay to ask before you start working with them? All of these questions will be answered today. Finding a therapist that you believe understands and tunes into you is a vital part of treatment, so hopefully this episode will help you feel more secure in your choice. We’ll feature articles by Dr. Jessica Gold from Washington University and use some of her very good points to organize the discussion.

The listener email today is from someone who’s divorced but didn’t want to be, and her struggle to create a new life for herself. We’ll talk about some actions and ideas that could be helpful.

Important Links:

Episode 97 from SelfWork

Article by Dr. Jessica Gold

Link to certification requirements for life coaches

How To Survive the Loss Of A Love

Coming Apart


You can hear more about mental health and many other topics by listening to my podcast, SelfWork with Dr. Margaret Rutherford. Subscribe to my website and receive one weekly newsletter including my weekly blog post and podcast! If you’d like to join my FaceBook closed group, then click here and answer the membership questions! Welcome!

My new book entitled Perfectly Hidden Depression has arrived and you can order here! Its message is specifically for those with a struggle with strong perfectionism which acts to mask underlying emotional pain. But the many self-help techniques described can be used by everyone who chooses to begin to address emotions long hidden away that are clouding and sabotaging your current life.

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