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utgirl
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   Posted 10/7/2007 10:25 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't think I've posted here before. But I have read a lot and gotten quite a bit of growth from reading.

I have acknowledged that I have A/P about a year ago. When I went to marriage counseling. I didn't realize it before, probably in denial. So, I think what I am at now, is that I want to move forward.

I think reading the post from Gary really helped me understand just how much my dh is suffering from my A/P. I don't really don't know what to do or how to change. I keep thinking I have made progress and then something sets me off again. I guess it is all under the surface and ready to explode and any time. I really thought it was getting to a level that was much more manageable for me. But I guess it isn't.

I am discouraged and really wish I could figure this out.

Thank you so much for the support you give in the responses to other people.

Amy (utgirl)

stkitt
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   Posted 10/8/2007 7:36 AM (GMT -7)   

Dear Amy,

Welcome to the A & P forum.  I am Kitt.

I see you went to a marriage counselor, how about a therapist just for you to help you learn how to deal with your anxiety.  Many people have use the CBT method of dealing with anxiety and depression with great success.

It is a difficult, yet brave and courageous moment when someone makes the decision to pursue mental health therapy. Therapy may be tough on occasions, but in time, you should start learning techniques to help change, shift or remedy symptoms. That is how  good therapy progresses.

Please keep posting and know that we are here to support you. Again a warm welcome.


Respectfully
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CBTgirl
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   Posted 10/8/2007 11:19 AM (GMT -7)   
As you can see CBT is what I would recommend. I love the TEA forms from the book by Sam Obitz and also recommend the books by David Burns and Claire Weekes. All are CBT based books and if you work at the exercises they will help you a lot :-)

Danxiety
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   Posted 10/8/2007 3:41 PM (GMT -7)   
I've heard the David burns books are really good... I might get one to learn some more.

dan
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   Posted 10/9/2007 4:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to HW

As you have said you have been reading and know how good the support here is

I am glad u decided to post and each of those books mentioned are really good self help techniques books

CBT is the greatest IMHO as wel

I do hope you will stick around and become part of the lil family we have here

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utgirl
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   Posted 10/9/2007 11:37 PM (GMT -7)   
How do I find a good therapist for myself? I am kind of apprehensive. Don't know how to know if one is good or not. . .

Please advise.

Howlyncat
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   Posted 10/10/2007 5:32 AM (GMT -7)   
I will leave that to others as I dont have a therapist I see my family doc as one and he does a great job as he knows me totally

Take care

LYN

I am sure that many will say you have to find the one that is " right": for you and it may take a few prior to finding that one OR you may just get lucky and get the First one being best ........
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   Posted 10/10/2007 8:44 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey utgirl,

Try this site to look for a therapist..........

Psych Central >- Dr. John Grohol's Internet mental health and psychology resource directory

Look on the right hand side of the page and you will see a place to put in your zip code and it will help you find a therapist in your area.
 
We have Dr. Grohol's site listed in our resources.
 
Good Luck and I wish you peace.
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CBTgirl
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   Posted 10/11/2007 10:06 AM (GMT -7)   
utgirl said...
How do I find a good therapist for myself? I am kind of apprehensive. Don't know how to know if one is good or not. . .

Please advise.


Personally I would make sure they are a CBT therapist, but like in any field there are great ones and horrible ones. I would try looking on the ADAA.org site for a referral or a call a university with a strong CBT program and ask for a recommendation from them. One of the awesome things about CBT is that your progress is up to you so the therapist is more of a guide than anything and you get to help yourself which builds your self-esteem and confidence tongue
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