Resources

Welcome to the resources page! Here you’ll find all kinds of goodies to help you learn more about what’s going on with you or to get started finding help. This is a growing collection, so if there’s something you want me to add, please let me know!

How to find a good therapist

If you’re trying to figure out if therapy is right for you, here are some very good reasons to go. If you want to know what qualities a good therapist has and how to figure out if they’re right for you, take a look at this post. In terms of where to go to actually find one, here are some places to get started:

  • Psychology Today has a great therapist directory that you can sort according to insurance, issue, gender, et. This is what I used, and it was great.
  • The American Psychological Association also has a directory.
  • Ask friends and family if you feel comfortable doing so.
  • You might also try online/app – based therapy such as Talkspace, 7 Cups of Tea, or BetterHelp.

When contacting a potential therapist, be sure to include the following:

  • how you found them
  • ask if they’re taking new patients
  • what issue(s) you need help with
  • how they can best contact you

Books

I always have my nose in a book, especially during any of my history classes in high school because I did NOT like Mr. Sullivan. Even if he totally got me into Rasputin. Here are some great places to start that can help you get a handle on what’s happening in your brain/body when you’re feeling anxiety and give you some strategies for when you’re trying to communicate what’s happening. Individual posts about these books can be found here.

Websites/Articles/Blogs

TED Talks/Videos

Apps

Posts about these apps and my experiences with them can be found here, here, here, and here.

Podcasts

  • NPR’s The Hidden Brain is awesome and teaches you so much about how your brain works.
  • The Wise Council podcast, which is specifically geared toward mental health.
  • The Moth isn’t about anxiety specifically, but I really identify with a lot of the storytellers and it’s so nice to know I’m not alone.
  • All In The Mind, which explores behavior, depression, etc.

 

Resources for partners of people with anxiety

What am I missing? Drop me a line and let me know.

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