“[I was] on a waiting list to see if I was suitable for CBT.”
I’m sorry, but what the hell kind of health care system makes a person wait to see if they are suitable for CBT? There is nothing about CBT that would make it unsuitable for a person.
I mean, yeah other types of therapy might work better for certain people but for there to be a chance they would say someone is not suitable for CBT is – pardon my french – really fucked up!
CBT is proven to be one of the most effective types of therapy for several different illnesses, including anxiety disorders, OCD, depression, and more. And you don’t need to be at the end of your rope, clinging to life to deserve the right to get CBT. Get it in early so things don’t get worse.
This is insanity.
For me it was fairly easy… After I moved and got a new doctor. My old doctor just wanted to use meds and didn’t really recommend anything else. I know it’s different in Canada, but I didn’t have to wait at all to get the hell I needed, once I saw my new doc for the first time. He referred me right away to a social worker who does CBT. Although things didn’t get immediately better, things have improved. My anxiety is much more manageable now. I’m still dealing with depression and other issues, by the anxiety was the big one at the time, but it’s no longer the worst thing I’m dealing with.