So, I was researching on the web to see if my experience was unique, no its not. Unfortunately I found this article: http://www.smartmarriages.com/hazardous.html
Maddening, isn’t it?
There should be a certification program for therapists that provides specific training and insight into the following areas:
- Therapists that specialize in blended families, or in cross-cultural marriages (perhaps even same-sex marriages)
- Therapists that specialize in therapy for couples into kink of some sort (BDSM, Swinging, etc)
- Therapists that understand rock stars, singers, strippers, and any other alternative lifestyle
- Therapists that believe in light or moderate marijuana use as a form of recreation rather than immediately categorizing their patient as a drug addict (I’m sure this will happen before items 2 and 3, particularly in states where legalization has occurred to some level)
In addition, they should have an easier to find and use review website (think Google Maps) for therapists, I’d rate my last therapist a 2. Here’s the only one I’ve found so far for therapists: http://www.healthgrades.com/provider-directory-compare?new=HGPY01CC324589CB4F038%2CHGPY0F65DE6B0AF44186B%2CHGPY38BE20269C404E9EA%2CHGPY85F9ADC8B79043099&remove=&start=1
I’ll get off my soapbox now.