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I am bipolar and my psychiatrist feels I could gain help with my depression by having a psychotherapist. I was diagnosed at 33 and am now 65.
Posted By : Katherine Date: 24 MAR 2015

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Dear  Kat,
Very concerned to know  that  you struggle with this for three  decades and seen many ups and down in the due  course. May I help you for better living if you choose me as  your therapist here?. Thank you for choosing and vouching this therapy site finally. So no more  delay for  ease in life  with the  disease to manage health and relationships. Take care.

Sincerely,
Jamal Hassan
Response By: Jamal Hassan Date: 25 MAR 2015

Now that women like you and me who are over 60, realize, the present is really what matters most, there is still the tendency to look back over the past, and you realize, a lot of has happen over the 32 years since your diagnosis. Once you realize, who you are is not defined by your mental health diagnosis then you can think of bipolar as mud and therapy as the lotus flower. Although the psychiatrist thinks you could gain help with your depression, by having a therapist, then again, its up to you, to use your emotional intelligence to decide for yourself. Perhaps the website www.mindful.org may be helpful for you. 
The paradigm of emotional intelligence consists of the TFK approach, what do you think _______ feel ________ know________. Once you can differentiate between the three  then you can decide if having a psychotherapist is what you want. Etherapy might be an approach to consider, emails are affordable, and there is no time schedule nor pressure. Talk about a great value!  Pat
Response By: Pat Sumlin, LMFT Date: 24 MAR 2015

Hello Katherine,

I'd welcome the opportunity to work with you. I have clinical training in treating depression as a master's level in clinical psychology and doctoral level training as a pastoral community counselor. Please review my profile and contact me if you'd like to chat.

Thank you,
Dr. Vaughan
Response By: Dr. Rachelle Trice Date: 24 MAR 2015

Hi Katherine,

Psychotherapy and medication are definitely a powerful combination. I agree that getting therapy could help you deal with issues of depression. Let me know if you'd like to set up a session.

Raffi
Response By: Raffi Bilek Date: 24 MAR 2015

Hi Katherine,
I am glad you are reaching out now to possibly work through your depression.  That is a big step and takes courage to do..  The next big step is finding the right therapist to work with.  I like to work with clients on a level that is comfortable to them.  I spend some time getting to know you and what you have experienced in your life.  I set goals with clients that are both realistic and a dream because eventually you may reach your dream.  I am not sure which way feels the most comfortable by phone, by chat or by email. If you feel I am right for you please reach out.
thanks for looking into proventherapy. 


Response By: Kari Schulz Date: 24 MAR 2015