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On 10/24/2021 at 01:43, sureshots said:

Late post. psychologytoday.com has listed therapists (all across the US) that shows their specialities or interest areas.

I found a therapist this way too! I had to look closely at styles of therapy and where they went to school. I picked one that had mentored with one of my son’s teachers. You can find a therapist based on location, topic, and style. Most therapy is telemedicine now so maybe locations are not so important. I would think cultural would be very important!

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Agree, finding a good therapist is very hard. I have seen several over the years for different life issues that have arisen, and only two were good (both retired). The one that my surgeon‘s office required me to see before surgery was terrible. She talked about herself a lot and tried to push me to tell people I work with about my surgery. No thanks.

Also, the wait to get in can be over half a year. Sometimes, by the time I got an appointment, I no longer felt I needed help, or I had just suffered through everything on my own.

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