I was recently told by my doctor that she wants me to see a therapist before prescribing any medications for depression. I understand and appreciate her not wanting to just give me medicines with no understanding. She has given mild antidepressants, and they didn't help much. The problem is that she couldn't choose someone to send me to and asked me to check with my insurance. There are LOTS of therapists in my insurance, and different kinds--MDs, PhDs, Social Workers and I think even Nurse Practitioners. I came here for help choosing, but the article I read was vague. It said ask questions. I already figured out that I should ask if the therapist treats depression and what that might entail (method), but that doesn't seem enough to know if the therapist would be a good fit. Are there more specific questions to ask, or does it become a matter of trying out the therapist for a few visits to know if I'm comfortable with him/her?View Thread
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