What to try next if CBT has proved to be no good for me?

Merritt has 18 years experience practicing psychotherapy, with an emphasis on trauma, especially those who have been affected by sexual abuse (past or present) and/or intimate partner violence, sometimes advocating for clients in the criminal justice system. She is based in NYC.

What to try next if CBT has proved to be no good for me?

Postby lostdreamer » August 2nd, 2016, 10:47 am

I'm struggling with ptsd and anxiety and have tried CBT for quite a few years now and I feel that I need to try another approach. I think CBT may have helped me out a little bit at first, but now my therapist is just telling me that I've learnt pretty much all the things I can with CBT and all I can do is carry on with it. This doesn't greatly appeal and feels pretty hopeless, is there anything else that could maybe be more beneficial than what I've been trying already for so long? Thank you
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Re: What to try next if CBT has proved to be no good for me?

Postby manuel_moe_g » August 2nd, 2016, 2:49 pm

Have you tried EMDR?

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Re: What to try next if CBT has proved to be no good for me?

Postby lostdreamer » August 5th, 2016, 2:54 am

Have you tried EMDR?


Ah no I haven't yet, I was wondering if that was worth a try.
Thank you for the reply :)

(also sorry if I'm using this a little wrong, I'm not a huge forum user)
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Re: What to try next if CBT has proved to be no good for me?

Postby Basketcase » October 4th, 2017, 5:24 am

Hey, I've been doing somatic experiencing for more than a year now and it's a flipping godsend.
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