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    #215005 - 04/26/15 05:15 PM Re: How long to get an appointment where you are? [Re: HowlerKarma]
    bluemagic Offline

    Registered: 03/29/13
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    HK.. I was talking about both the psycologist DS is seeing and finding someone to test him. Very hit & miss and to find someone can required making a lot of phone calls. Every time I've needed to find someone it's been like what you describe, calling a list of psycologists. The insurance gave me a list that is almost useless. Although I did get this to work our first time round it 6th grade, the problem was while he was good at working through the anxiety he knew little about gifted kids.

    This time a person I trusted suggested this woman who worked with gifted teens, and we called her and she had a spot. Luck really because she is currently teaching two courses this semester as can't take on any more private patients at this time. But when we called she had spots. So far she has been really good for DS. She has a 2E kid who is in college & a teenager. And she shares a lot of our same values. But she doesn't take insurance and isn't cheap.

    Good Luck

    #215009 - 04/26/15 06:57 PM Re: How long to get an appointment where you are? [Re: HowlerKarma]
    DeeDee Offline

    Registered: 04/16/10
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    Originally Posted By: HowlerKarma

    We had already concluded that DD's personality and DIY outlook on things tend to make her a CBT candidate-- and a tough sell with any other therapeutic approach.

    There are only a couple in town that work with adolescents, though-- so we've gotten her a few CBT oriented workbooks that seem to address the underlying issues, and are still looking while she does that.

    HK, so sorry about DD's anxiety.

    Have you actually talked with any of the CBTs that treat adults? With her profile and maturity level, you may be able to get one of them to work with her even though it's not standard in their practice. They do know there's a shortage of people in their field...

    Best wishes,

    #215012 - 04/26/15 07:58 PM Re: How long to get an appointment where you are? [Re: HowlerKarma]
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    Thanks, ndw.
    ...pronounced like the long vowel and first letter of the alphabet...

    #215014 - 04/26/15 08:10 PM Re: How long to get an appointment where you are? [Re: HowlerKarma]
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    Edited by ultramarina (04/28/15 01:09 PM)

    #215076 - 04/28/15 02:54 AM Re: How long to get an appointment where you are? [Re: HowlerKarma]
    Mana Offline

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    I suffer from anxiety and it was hard for me to overcome perfectionism in college and graduate school. When you're on a scholarship that will be taken away if your grade dips below B+ (or A-, etc), it's not exactly irrational to feel the pressure.

    It's easy enough in our area to get an appointment but finding a competent therapist who actually cares about his/her clients is very, very difficult.

    Have you looked into therapists in your area who specialize in eating disorders? Depression and anxiety are common co-morbitities and most of them would be highly trained in CBT and they should be open to working with adolescents.

    I hope your DD finds the support she deserves very soon.

    #215081 - 04/28/15 06:16 AM Re: How long to get an appointment where you are? [Re: HowlerKarma]
    madeinuk Offline

    Registered: 03/18/13
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    Loc: NJ
    CBT helped my DD to gain perspective and 'step out of herself' she still has episodic relapses at times but who doesn't?
    Become what you are

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