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Torie

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Someone posted a great article / blog post a while back - maybe a year ago - with good advice about finding a suitable therapist.  Of course, now that I need the link, I can't find it.  Does anyone have a suggestion for me?

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-Torie

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Hi Torie,
So happy the holiday went well.
Hope this helps,

http://www.mirror-mirror.org/therapist.htm

Also

http://eating-disorders.org.uk/information/how-to-find-a-good-eating-disorder-therapist/

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Dear Torie,

Have you tried the F.E.A.S.T booklet "Any Port In A Storm" ?

https://feast-ed.site-ym.com/donations/fund.asp?id=8621

https://c.ymcdn.com/sites/feast-ed.site-ym.com/resource/collection/DBF23DC3-CF99-488E-9FC6-A51632E8012E/Port_in_a_Storm_LTR_11_20_14.pdf

And the info on this F.E.A.S.T page http://www.feast-ed.org/?page=Making_a_Plan

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Hi Torie,

Here's one by Carrie Arnold.
http://edbites.com/2010/12/tip-day-picking-out-a-therapist/

Warm wishes
D

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2015 12yo son restricting but no body image issues, no fat phobia; lost weight IP! Oct 2015 home, stable but no progress. Medical hosp to kick start recovery Feb 2016. Slowly and cautiously gaining weight at home and seeing signs of our real kid.

May 2017 Hovering around WR. Mood great, mostly. Building up hour by hour at school after 18 months at home. Summer 2017 Happy, first trip away in years, tons of variety in food, stepping back into social life. Sept 2017, back to school full time for the first time in 2 years. Happy and relaxed, just usual non ED hassles. 

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Thanks, ToothFairy, ED Dad, and Deenl.

I should have mentioned that what my d needs help with is anxiety.  She has been well and truly weight restored for more than three years so she needs someone with an up-to-date understanding of ED, but she doesn't actually need ED treatment at present if that makes sense.  

So far, I'm not finding any therapists I feel good about (Internet search).  Lots of verbiage about "childhood issues," trauma, psychotherapy, etc. which is great for those who need that, but not what my d needs.  She needs to develop skills like those taught in DBT or good CBT.

Why is this so hard to find?

To the list of resources already suggested, I will add the Tabitha Farrar / Sarah Ravin podcast about starting college:
http://tabithafarrar.com/podcast/dr-sarah-ravin-eating-disorders-starting-college/

Uggggggh - shoulda started this sooner.

Please keep the cards and letters coming.  xx

-Torie

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Hi Torie

I took a look at Tamar Chansky's website. She wrote the book called "Freeing Your Child From Anxiety". (There have been parents on ATDT who have recommended it and it is on my reading list but I haven't gotten there yet).
 
She has some links under "How to find a therapist" Perhaps they can be useful in your search?

http://tamarchansky.com/tools/find-therapist

If you are comfortable letting us know where it is best for the therapist to be located, perhaps there are parents who can hop on and recommend someone specific.

warmly,

Kali



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I am a HUGE Dr Ravin fan.  Her blogs were some of the most helpful resources to me several years ago when I was trying to figure out how people actually recovered from anorexia.

She has a great one about finding a therapist:

http://www.blog.drsarahravin.com/psychotherapy/how-to-choose-a-therapist/

And her blog about knowing when your kids are ready for college was my Bible 4 years ago.  I can't tell you how many times I read it willing myself to believe that my d WAS ready for college.  When I compared the facts though to her requirements, I knew she wasn't:

http://www.blog.drsarahravin.com/depression/leaving-the-nest-10-tips-for-parents/



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Thanks for all the information.

Hopefulmama - I think the Ravin post you provided the link for might be the one I was trying to find.

Toothfairy - Love the Chansky links, although they mainly confirmed my impression that the providers in the cities I need are pretty much all old-school.  Ugh.  Looking through the directories for a certified profession, I did find ONE option in one of the cities (and zero in the other).  

A google search including "evidence based" turned up one option in the other city that seems like a possibility.  

Crazy how hard it is to find anyone up to date even in cities that are home to major universities.  You'd think they would attract / retain providers who are more modern in their thinking.

Thanks again.

Torie

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