Welcome, I'm a professional counselor and behavioral-consultant. I'd like to chat with you for a few moments to better understand your question and the situation you're describing.
You went offline right as I entered the chat room. So, I'll wait to see if you get an e-mail notification of my presence in chat and respond.
Well you don't seem to have come back online. You must be busy with another task. I'll check back shortly for your response.
Great. I just saw your chat response. How are you doing right now?
that's good to hear. I'm so sorry to hear that you are going through this right now. It sound's like you may need supportive counseling. Do you have access to therapy right now?
Are you currently working with a counselor?
Do you have insurance coverage or other means of covering the cost?
Would you like help finding a therapist in your area? How can I best help you today in terms of answering a question?
You seem to have gone offline again. I'll check back shortly for your response. From what you've written so far, I think it's important to get counseling support. Hope you're back online soon.
Hi again. In addition to helping you find a therapist etc, do you have any other question that you'd like to ask today?
Ok, no problem. May I ask what city and state you're in?
Is Cranberry a city or town? or is it near a major city?
You've gone offline again. I'll check back shortly to see if you've returned.
No problem. I was multi-tasking too.
Neat, we are both back in chat at the same time.
Do you have a few minutes right now to work together?
May I ask if you've had therapy before? If so, is there a particular type of counseling or therapy that you've found helpful in the past?
No problem, I make so many typos myself. And don't worry, when you're having a difficult time getting some help is perfectly normal as you know.
Sorry to hear about your husband. And good to hear you are usually a strong person. Let me ask, was the therapy you attended talk therapy or was it more structured like CBT or behavioral therapy?
I hear you. And I agree that getting effective, evidence-based counseling and avoiding unnecessary meds should be a priority. Do you have an EAP program through work?
Ok. The reason I ask is that if you have a standard EAP program, you can usually get short term solution focused counseling, even tele-counseling or e-counseling if you need it. I'd prioritize checking your policy or calling your HR office to find out. EAP counseling is completely confidential, so once you contact your EAP your employer can not have access to your counseling file. Few people are aware that they have EAP counseling available and it's completely free too.
Now I'm just going to see if I can find therapists in your area...back in a few moments...
I was not able to find any therapists in Cranberry, but there are 2 resources in Franklin, which I think is just down the road from you: http://therapists.psychologytoday.com/rms/state/PA/Franklin.html
Your offline again. So I'll check back shortly for your response.
Have I answered your question ok today?