What type of therapist should I see?

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waffle_house
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24 Jun 2013, 3:27 pm

I don't necessarily think that I have AS, but I've decided that I really need someone to talk to about my social awkwardness, trouble with finding dates, and generally feeling unattractive as a person. I'd talk to friends or family, but I just find it way too embarrassing to discuss it with them.
Is there a specific type of therapist/psychologist that I should be looking for that might specialize in this kind of stuff?



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24 Jun 2013, 3:40 pm

Just look for a therapist that deals with those issues.



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24 Jun 2013, 4:02 pm

waffle_house wrote:
Is there a specific type of therapist/psychologist that I should be looking for that might specialize in this kind of stuff?
Yes, a sex therapist/escort.



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24 Jun 2013, 4:14 pm

I have the feeling you might find it's just going to be about going through a process of trial and error until you find someone you click with. I'm not sure it's about what types of degrees or specializations a professional has as much as it is about how comfortable you feel working with them.



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24 Jun 2013, 4:33 pm

As blueroses suggest, you might just ring a couple and ask them.

I'm seeing a social psychologist, and find her to be perfect for my social difficulties.



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24 Jun 2013, 4:58 pm

A lot of them can be a big waste of time and money. A lot of people who are attracted to the profession are nut cases to begin with.



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24 Jun 2013, 5:36 pm

This thread should be moved to "General Autism"