Eating disorders are extremely complex disorders that can be life threatening. It is important to seek the help of a qualified professional to assist you in the recovery process. Having a good support system of friends and loved ones is extremely helpful, but it is vital to have a professional to help and guide you.
Locating a Therapist:
One of the best ways to locate a therapist is through a recommendation from someone that has a problem similar to yours and has had a good experience with that particular therapist. Since it is unlikely that your acquaintances will have a similar problem and be willing to tell you about their therapy, it is good to have other options.
For other potential therapists, you can contact a professional referral service. These can be found listed under "Mental Health" in your phonebook, or under the specific heading of the type of professional for which you are searching. Professional organizations maintain referral lists of qualified therapists. For instance, you could look up an organization for psychiatrists or psychologists. These organizations have the benefit of being able to help you find the appropriate match according to your specific type of problem and the therapist's expertise. If a therapist receives any complaints, the referral service is available to evaluate and resolve the dispute. If consistent problems occur, the therapist will be removed from the service. As most of the referral services require that the therapists maintain the highest level of professionalism, a therapist from a referral service has of necessity been exposed to extra screening.
Do not just accept the first therapist that you talk to. Wait for at least three therapists to return your call. The fact that your call is returned quickly does not imply that he or she is a good therapist. It may be preferable to see a therapist that is busy and popular. However, if a therapist does call you back quickly then that does not mean anything bad. Give yourself at least a day and a half to call three therapists to talk to them on the telephone, and evaluate whether you find a sense of rapport.
Be careful to protect yourself. Just because someone says they are a therapist does not mean that they have had any training. People can call themselves a therapist, a psychotherapist, an analyst, a counselor, a marriage counselor, a eating disorder specialist, or a sex therapist and not have had any formal training. Although very uncommon, it is nevertheless possible to practice as a psychiatrist in the United States without having obtained any specialized training more than a medical license.
The term "psychologist" is regulated by law (in many states) which means that if a person says they are a psychologist, then that means that they have to be licensed in the state in which they practice. Again be careful because some therapists say they are a psychologist because they have a Ph.D. after their name (which means they are referred to as "doctor") but they are in fact licensed to practice under a specialty other than psychology. Thus, a person with a Ph.D. in psychology from their graduate training may actually be state licensed as a marriage counselor. In some states, a marriage counselor can practice without being licensed. So how do you protect yourself?...
By asking the following questions:
To a Psychiatrist: Have you had residency training in psychiatry and are you Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (more than 1/3 are Board Certified).
To a Psychologist: Are you licensed AS a psychologist? If not, under what license do you practice and what is your training?
To any other therapist: What is your license, degree, and training?
Questions to Ask on the Phone:
Ask the potential therapist if he or she has a few minutes to talk to you about therapy. If he or she is not available at that moment, then ask when you can call at a more convenient time. If you discover that they are too busy for this brief introductory talk, you may want to ask whether they are accepting new clients and when the first available appointment could be made. If it is too long until you can get an appointment and you feel the need to be seen immediately then ask for a referral to another therapist. The average wait is less than a week although rarely, with very busy therapists, it can be up to 6 months; so check with the therapist.
Does the therapist limit his or her practice to a particular type of client? Does the therapist do family or couples therapy if necessary? What type of therapy does he or she use? What type of experience, training, and license does the therapist have? Will the therapist read your history before you go to your first session? How long are the sessions, and how often does the therapist generally schedule sessions? In addition, of course, what is the fee and will the therapist accept your insurance and how are co-payments handled? (co-payments are the amount that you have to pay beyond the insurance payment.) You can ask the therapist about a "sliding fee scale," which means that the fee may "slide" or vary according to your ability to pay or your monthly income.
Has the therapist ever had a license revoked or suspended; has he or she ever been disciplined by a state or professional ethics board and would he be willing to discuss it? (You can call the state licensing board to check out his or her license, credentials, and any ethical violations).
Tell the therapist that you want to talk to a few other potential therapists and you will call back if you decide to make an appointment. Give yourself some time to think over and digest your feelings about the telephone conversations. Then choose a therapist and make an appointment for an initial trial session. The first session should be used to help you decide if you WANT to work together.
After You Have Left Your First Session:
Assess carefully your reaction to how it felt. Was the therapist open to the manner in which you presented your history? Did you get a sense that you could be comfortable with this therapist? Did you feel a sense of connection with the therapist? Remember that each therapist creates a different environment and you have to decide if the atmosphere felt right to you. Do you feel that you will be able to trust this therapist? Did the therapist push you to reveal things that were uncomfortable too quickly? Were your needs listened to? Did the therapist behave in a professional manner? Did you feel comfortable about the goals that you two were able to set? Did your therapist tell about how therapy works and were you able to set some goals?
What Does the Therapist Expect of You?
This varies from therapist to therapist but usually you are expected to:
1) Show up on time for appointments. Unlike other doctors that may keep you waiting for an appointment or that may accept you even if you show up late, a therapist has a specific hour set aside for you. If you are late, then you are missing time that was reserved for you. The therapist has no obligation to make the session run late because you showed up late. Most likely, the therapist will have another client waiting to start at the beginning of the next hour. The therapist should not take telephone calls or attend to any business other than yours during your therapy session.
2) Cancel appointments in advance so the therapist can reschedule (usually 24 to 48 hours). Usually therapists charge the full fee for missed appointments that are not canceled in advance because you are paying for the therapist's time that was allotted for you. Insurance will not pay for missed appointments.
3) Share your perceptions and feelings as openly and honestly as you can. This involves taking the risk of sharing your deepest fears and concerns--this will help you to make progress quickly.
4) Actively work on your issues with your therapist. Some people come into therapy with the attitude, "I'm here, now fix me." When in actuality the process has to be one of both of you working together.
5) Complete any "homework" which was assigned. (Homework is designed to help the benefits of therapy to extend beyond the therapy hour)
6) Think about and reflect on your therapy between sessions. Be ready to discuss thoughts that you have about the previous sessions or any insights that have come to you since your last session with the therapist. You may even want to start keeping a journal of your experiences. If you have tried but cannot come up with any thoughts about the therapy then that is understandable.
7) Discuss with the therapist when you feel that you are finished with therapy BEFORE actually stopping.
If you follow these guidelines, you are not only living up to the expectations of therapy; you are also putting yourself in the best position to get the most out of the experience.
What not to Expect:
Do not expect a miracle cure from your therapist. Your problems have been with you for a long time and long-established patterns can take a while to change. Do not expect your therapist to be your friend outside of the therapy session. This can lead to complications with your therapy and should be avoided. You may wonder why your therapist does not acknowledge you in public. This is because your therapist wants to keep your relationship confidential. If you make the first move to say hello, then the interaction would likely be much different.
Also do not expect your therapist to attend parties or other functions. Some therapists will come to significant life milestones such as a graduation or marriage, but other therapists believe that it is not appropriate. Talk to your therapist about your feelings concerning these matters.
What to Watch of For:
If you feel that the therapist is setting goals for you which are based on what the therapist considers is important for you to change and these goals are not your own, then be wary. At times, therapists will unwittingly introduce their own unresolved issues which influence their treatment decisions. This is something to watch out for. For instance, if you mention that you are in an unhappy marriage and yet you are going to therapy to get over stage fright, and the therapist says you have to work on your marriage first, then he is a therapist to avoid. That therapist may be dealing with unresolved personal relationship issues which are influencing his or her judgment about your treatment. This is rare, but it is something to be aware of.
Never let the therapist perform any action or ask you to do anything that is against your morals and values. If a therapist ever asks you to do something unacceptable and does not respect your wishes then leave immediately. Therapists are in a position of power and at times try and wield that power by saying "I know what is best for you." As with any profession, there are a small percentage of bad therapists who will abuse this power. Remember, never do anything that is against your values.
A therapist should never touch you without your permission. Some therapists will put their hand on your shoulder once they know you to offer support, but if such a gesture makes you uncomfortable then tell the therapist. If he or she does not respect your wishes then leave immediately.
If you ever have a particular problem or disagreement with your therapist, it is vital to bring this out in the open. Disagreements will inevitably arise, this is part of the therapy process. You should watch out for therapists who do not listen to your concerns or apologize for mistakes.
Therapists are expected to uphold the moral and legal standards of the community. Clients should be treated with dignity, respect, and fairness.
The following are behaviors that are not ethical for a therapist:
Any sexual approach is unprofessional for a therapist. Asking you to remove any of your clothes, or touching you in any way without your permission is unethical. Having romantic encounters or even asking to see you outside of therapy is also unethical. Be wary of therapists who try to elicit help from you for their own problems or charities or outside business interests. Therapists may bring up personal anecdotes to assist with your therapy, but the focus should not change to dealing with the therapist's problems.
The therapist may give you a reduced fee to help to accommodate your financial situation. When your situation improves it is customary to re-evaluate the circumstances and possibly pay the therapist's regular fee. But the therapist cannot increase his normal fees just because he believes you can afford a higher fee.
Though these situations are rare, if you believe that your therapist behaved in an unprofessional manner then discuss this behavior with the professional ethics committee of your state licensing board.
Source: Information adapted from Grold, K. & Hartline, C.).
Licensing Boards for Therapists:
Marriage and Family Therapists
Alabama:Alabama Board of Examiners in Marriage and Family Therapy610 South McDonough Street Montgomery AL 36104Phone: 334-269-9990Fax: 334-263-6115Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebpage: http://agencies.state.al.us/~mftAlaska:Department of Commerce and Economic DevelopmentP.O. Box 110806 Juneau AK 99811-0806Phone: 907-465-2551Fax: 907-465-2974Email: Olivia_Osborn@dced.state.ak.usArizona:Board of Behavioral Health ExaminersAttn: Heather Wilson1400 W. Washington St., Rm. 350 Phoenix AZ 85007Phone: 602-542-1882Fax: 602-542-1830Email: email@example.comArkansas:Arkansas Board of Examiners in CounselingSAU Box 1396 Magnolia AR 71750-5000Phone: 870-235-4314Fax: 870-234-1842Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebpage: http://www.state.ar.us/directory/detail2.cgi?ID=1067California:Board of Behavioral Sciences400 R Street, Suite 3150 Sacramento CA 95814Phone: 916-445-4933Fax: 916-323-0707Email: email@example.comColorado:Board of Marriage and Family Therapist ExaminersDept. of Regulatory Agencies1560 Broadway, Suite 1370 Denver CO 80202Phone: 303-894-7766Fax: 303-894-7747Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgConnecticut:Dept. of Public Health Services410 Capitol Avenue MS-12APP P.O. Box 340308 Hartford CT 06134-0308Phone: 860-509-7567Fax: 860-509-8457Webpage: http://www.state.ct.us/dphDelaware: The state of Delaware has not passed legislation to license marriage and family therapists.District of Columbia: The District of Columbia has not passed legislation to license marriage and family therapists.Florida:Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling4052 Bald Cypress Way BIN #C08 Tallahassee FL 32399-3258Phone: 850-245-4474Fax: 850-921-5389Georgia:Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists237 Coliseum Drive Macon, GA 31217-3858Phone: 478-207-1670Fax: 478-207-1676Hawaii:Professional and Vocational Licensing DivisionDepartment of Commerce and Consumer AffairsP.O. Box 3469 Honolulu HI 96801Phone: 808-586-2693Fax: 808-586-2689Email: email@example.comIdaho:Board of Professional Counselor and Marriage and Family TherapistsBureau of Occupational Licenses1109 Main Street, Suite 220 Boise ID 83702-5642Phone: 208-334-3233Fax: 208-334-3945Email: jwiEDReferral.firstname.lastname@example.orgWebpage: http://www2.state.id.us/ibol/cou.htmIllinois:Marriage and Family Therapist Licensing and Disciplinary BoardIllinois Department of Professional regulation320 W. Washington St., 3rd Floor Springfield IL 62786Phone: 217-785-0800Fax: 217-785-7645Indiana:Health Professions Bureau402 W. Washington Street, Room 041 Indianapolis IN 46204Phone: 317-234-2064Fax: 317-233-4236Email: email@example.comWebpage: http://www.in.gov/hpb/boards/mhcbIowa:Board of Behavioral Science ExaminersSupt. of Public Health, Bureau of Professional LicensingLucas State Office Bldg., 5th floor Des Moines IA 50319-0075Phone: 515-281-4413Fax: 515-281-3121Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgKansas:Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board712 S. Kansas Avenue Topeka KS 66603-3817Phone: 785-296-3240Fax: 785-296-3112Email: email@example.comWebpage: http://www.ksbsrb.orgKentucky:Board of Licensure of Marriage and Family TherapistsP.O. Box 1360 Frankfort KY 40602Phone: 502-564-3296 ext.239Fax: 502-696-1986Louisiana:Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselors Board of Examiners8631 Summa Avenue, Suite A Baton Rouge LA 70809Phone: 225-765-2515Fax: 225-765-2514Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgMaine:Board of Counseling Professionals LicensureOffice of Licensing and RegistrationDept. of Professional & Financial RegulationState House Station #35 Augusta ME 04333-0035Phone: 207-624-8626Maryland:State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors4201 Patterson Avenue Baltimore MD 21215-2299Phone: 410-764-4732Fax: 410-358-1610Email: email@example.comMassachusetts:Board of Regulation of Allied Mental Health and Human Services ProfessionalsDivision of Registration239 Causeway Street, Suite 500 Boston MA 02114Phone: 617-727-3074 Michigan:Board of Marriage and Family TherapyBureau of Health ServicesP.O. Box 30670 Lansing MI 48909Phone: 517-335-0918Fax: 517-373-2179Webpage: http://www.cis.state.mi.us/bhserMinnesota:Board of Marriage and Family Therapy2829 University Ave. SE, Suite 330 Minneapolis MN 55414-3222Phone: 612-617-2220Fax: 612-617-2221Mississippi:Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage and Family TherapistsP.O. Box 4508 Jackson MS 39296-4508Phone: 601-987-6806Fax: 601-987-6808Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgMissouri:State Committee of Marital and Family Therapists3605 Missouri Blvd. P.O. Box 1335 Jefferson City MO 65102-1335Phone: 573-751-0870Fax: 573-751-0735Email: email@example.comMontana: The state of Montana has not passed legislation to license marriage and family therapists.Nebraska:The Nebraska Board f Mental Health PracticeP.O. Box 94986 Lincoln NE 68509-4986Phone: 402-471-2117Fax: 402-471-3577Email: Kris.Chiles@state.ne.usNevada:Board of Marriage and Family Therapist ExaminersP.O. Box 72758 Las Vegas NV 89170-2758Phone: 702-486-7388Fax: 702-486-7258Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebpage: http://marriage.state.nv.usNew Hampshire:Board of Mental Health PracticeDept. of Health and Human Service105 Pleasant Street Concord NH 03301Phone: 603-271-6762Webpage: http://www.state.nh.us/mhpb New Jersey:Board of Marriage and Family Therapy ExaminersDivision of Consumer Affairs124 Halsey Street P.O. Box 45007 Newark NJ 07101Phone: 973-504-6415Fax: 973-504-6458Webpage: http://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/medical.htm New Mexico:Counseling and Therapy Practice Board2055 Pacheco Street, Suite 300 Santa Fe NM 87504Phone: 505-476-7100Fax: 505-827-7548New York: The state of New York has not passed legislation to license marriage and family therapists.North Carolina:Marriage and Family Therapy Licensure Board300 Bethesda Place, Suite 503 Winston-Salem NC 27103Phone: 336-794-3891Fax: 336-777-3603Email: email@example.com North Dakota:
The state of North Dakota has not passed legislation to license licenses marriage and family therapists.
The state of Ohio has not passed legislation to license marriage and family therapists.Oklahoma:
Oklahoma Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Board
Oklahoma State Dept. of Health
1000 N.E. 10th Street Oklahoma City OK 73117-1299
Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists
3218 Pringle Rd. S.E. #160 Salem OR 97302-6312
Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors
Department of State
Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs
P.O. Box 2649 Harrisburg PA 17105-2649
Webpage: http://www.dos.state.pa.us/bpoa/socwkbd/mainpage.htmRhode Island:
Board of Marriage and Family Therapy
Division of Professional Regulation
Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill, Room 104 Providence RI 02908-5097
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgSouth Carolina:
Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marital and Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists
P.O. Box 11329 Columbia SC 29211-1329
Email: email@example.comSouth Dakota:
South Dakota Board of Counselor Examiners
Dept. of Commerce and Regulation
P.O. Box 1822 1116 South Minnesota Avenue Sioux Falls SD 57101-1822
Tennessee:Board of Certification for Professional Counselors and Marriage and Family TherapistsCordell Hull Building 425 5th Ave. North Nashville TN 37247-1010Phone: 615-532-5134Fax: 615-532-5164Webpage: http://www.state.tn.us/healthTexas:Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family TherapistsProfessional Licensing and Certification DivisionDept. of Health1100 W. 49th Street Austin TX 78756-3183Phone: 512-834-6657Fax: 512-834-6677Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgUtah:Marriage and Family Therapy BoardDivision of Occupational and Professional LicensingDept. of Commerce160 East 300 South P.O. Box 146741Salt Lake City UT 84114-6741Phone: 801-530-6628Email: email@example.comVermont:Board of Allied Mental Health PractitionersOffice of Professional RegulationSecretary for State OfficeRedstone Building 109 State Street Montpellier VT 05609-1106Phone: 802-828-2390Fax: 802-828-2465Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgVirginia:Virginia Board of Counselors6606 W. Broad St., 4th Floor Richmond VA 23230-1717Phone: 804-662-9912Fax: 804-662-7250Email: email@example.comWashington:Mental Health Quality Assurance DivisionP.O. Box 47869 Olympia WA 98504-7869Phone: 360-236-4902Fax: 360-753-0739 West Virginia:
The state of West Virginia has not passed legislation to license marriage and family therapists.Wisconsin:
Examining Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors
Bureau of Health Service Professions- Marriage and Family Therapy Section
Dept. of Regulation and Licensing
1400 E. Washington Ave. P.O. Box 8935 Madison WI 53708-8935
Mental Health Professionals Licensing Board
2020 Carey Avenue, Suite 201 Cheyenne WY 82002
State Psychological Associations
Alabama Psychological Association(334) 262-8245P.O. Box 97, Montgomery, AL 36101-0097Alaska Psychological Association(907) 344-8878P.O. Box 241292, Anchorage, AK 99524-1292Psychologists' Association of Alberta(780) 424-0294520 Metropolitan Pl. 10303 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA T5J 3N6Arizona Psychological Association(480) 675-94776210 E. Thomas Rd. Suite 209, Scottsdale, AZ 85251Arkansas Psychological Association(501) 614-65001123 South University Suite 235, Little Rock, AR 72204British Columbia Psychological Association(604) 730-05011755 West Broadway Suite 202, Vancouver, BC V6J 4S5California Psychological Association(916) 325-97861022 G Street, Sacramento, CA 95814-0817Colorado Psychological Association(303) 692-93031660 S. Albion Suite 712, Denver, CO 80222Connecticut Psychological Association(860) 586-7522342 North Main Street, West Hartford, CT 06117-2507Delaware Psychological Association(302) 478-2591P.O. Box 718, Claymont, DE 19703-0718District of Columbia Psychological Association(202) 336-5559750 First Street, NE Suite 7306, Washington, DC 20002-4241Florida Psychological Association(850) 656-2222408 Office Plaza, Tallahassee, FL 32301-2757Georgia Psychological Association(404) 634-62721750 Century Circle Suite 10, Atlanta, GA 30345Guam Psychological Association(671) 734-2440310 Ladera Lane, Mangilao, GU 96923Hawaii Psychological Association(808) 521-89951188 Bishop St., Suite 912, Honolulu, HI 96813Idaho Psychological Association(208) 375-0125P.O. Box 352, Boise, ID 83701-0352Illinois Psychological Association(312) 372-7610203 N. Wabash, #1404, Chicago, Il 60601-2413Indiana Psychological Association(317) 686-534855 Monument Circle, Suite 455, Indianapolis, IN 46204Iowa Psychological Association(712) 848-359548428 290th Ave., Rolfe, IA 50581Kansas Psychological Association(785) 354-8430901B SW 10th, Topeka, KS 66604Kentucky Psychological Association(502) 894-0777120 Sears Avenue, Suite 202, Louisville, KY 40207-5014Louisiana Psychological Association(225) 344-8839P.O. Box 66924, Baton Rouge, LA 70896-6924Maine Psychological Association(207) 621-0732P.O. Box 5435, Augusta, ME 04330Manitoba Psychological Society Inc.(204) 488-7398P.O. Box 151 RPO Corydon Winnipeg, MB R3M 3S7Maryland Psychological Association(410) 992-42581 Mall North, Suite 314, 10025 Governor Warfield Parkway, Columbia, MD 21044Massachusetts Psychological Association(781) 263-0080195 Worcester Street, Suite 303, Wellesley, MA 02481Michigan Psychological Association(248) 473-907024350 Orchard Lake Rd. Suite 105, Farmington Hills, MI 48336Minnesota Psychological Association(651) 697-04401711 West Country Road B, Suite 310N, Roseville, MN 55113-4036Mississippi Psychological Association(601) 321-4629P.O. Box 1120, Jackson, MS 39215-1120Missouri Psychological Association(573) 634-8852211 East Capitol, Jefferson City, MO 65101-2989Montana Psychological Association(406) 252-2559P.O. Box 50247 Billings, MT 59105Nebraska Psychological Association(402) 475-07091044 H Street, Lincoln, NE 68508-3169Nevada State Psychological Association(800) 840-6772PMB184, 10580 N. McCarran Blvd., Suite 115, Reno, NV 89503-1896
New Hampshire Psychological Association
P.O. Box 1205, Concord, NH 03302-1205
New Jersey Psychological Association
349 E. Northfield Road Suite 211, Livingston, NJ 07039-4806
New Mexico Psychological Association
2501 San Pedro NE Suite 113, Albuquerque, NM 87110
New York State Psychological Association
Six Executive Park Drive, Albany, NY 12203
North Carolina Psychological Association
1004 Dresser Court Suite 106, Raleigh, NC 27609-7353
North Dakota Psychological Association
419 East Brandon Drive, Bismarck, ND 58501-0410
Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia
164 Phillip Drive, Fall River, NS B2T 1H7
Ohio Psychological Association
400 East Town Street, Suite G20, Columbus, OH 43215-1599
Oklahoma Psychological Association
601 W. I-44 Service Road Suite C, Oklahoma City, OK 73118-6032
Ontario Psychological Association
730 Yonge Street Suite 221, Toronto, ON M4Y 2B7
Oregon Psychological Association
147 SE 102nd, Portland, OR 97216
Pennsylvania Psychological Association
416 Forster Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102-1714
Asociacion de Psicologos de Puerto Rico
Apartado 363435, San Juan, PR 00936-3435
Ordre des Psychologues du Quebec
1100 Avenue Beaumont, Bureau 510 Mont-Royal, QU H3P 3H5
Rhode Island Psychological Association
500 Prospect Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860-6260
South Carolina Psychological Association
P.O. Box 2450, Beaufort, SC 29901-2450
South Dakota Psychological Association
P.O. Box 460, Sioux Falls, SD 57101-0460
Tennessee Psychological Association
P.O. Box 281296, Memphis, TN 38168
Texas Psychological Association
1011 Meredith Drive Suite 4, Austin, TX 78748
Utah Psychological Association
275 East South Temple, Suite 112, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Vermont Psychological Association
P.O. Box 1017, Montpelier, VT 05601-1017
Virginia Psychological Association
109 Amherst Street, Winchester, VA 22601-4182
Association of Virgin Island Psychologists
P.O. Box 10859, St. Thomas, VI 00801
Washington State Psychological Association
P.O. Box 2016, Edmonds, WA 98020-2016
West Virginia Psychological Association
P. O. Box 58058, Charleston, WV 25358
Wisconsin Psychological Association
121 South Hancock Street, Madison, WI 53703-3461
Wyoming Psychological Association
P.O. Box 1191, Laramie, WY 82073-1191
Social Workers Associations
ALABAMA: Governors Park II | 2921 Marti Lane, #G | Montgomery, AL 36116 | 334/288-2633 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ALASKA: 4161 Patterson Circle | Anchorage, AK 99504-4680 | 907/332-6279 | Email: email@example.comARIZONA: 1050 East Southern Ave. Ste. F-5 | Tempe, AZ 85282 | 480/968-4595ARKANSAS: 1123 S.University 1010 | Little Rock, AR 72204 | 501/663-0658 | 800/797-6279| Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgCALIFORNIA: 1016 23rd Street | Sacramento, CA 95816 | 916/442-4565 | 800/538-2565CALIFORNIA (Los Angeles Office): 315 West 9th St., Suite 321 | Los Angeles, CA 90015 | 213/452-0090COLORADO: 2345 South Federal Blvd., Suite 200 | Denver, CO 80219 | 303/753-8890/91 | 800-595-NASW Email: email@example.comCONNECTICUT: 2139 Silas Deane Hwy | Suite 205 | Rocky Hill, CT 06067 | 860/257-8066DC METRO WASHINGTON: P.O. Box 75236 | Washington, DC 20013 | 202/371-8282 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgDELAWARE: 3301 Green Street | Claymont, DE 19703 | 302/792-0646FLORIDA: 345 South Magnolia Dr. | Suite #14-B | Tallahassee, FL 32301 | 850/224-2400 | 800/352-6279GEORGIA: 3070 Presidential Drive | Suite 226 | Atlanta, GA 30340 | 770/234-0567 GUAM: Rm. 205, HSS Bldg., UOG | P.O. Box 5176 | UOG Station | Mangilao, GU 96923 | 671/735-2877 Email: email@example.comHAWAII: 677 Ala Moana Blvd. #911 | Honolulu, HI 96813 | 808/521-1787 | Fax: 808/521-3299 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Web: www.naswhi.orgIDAHO: P.O. Box 7393 | Boise, ID 83707 | 208/345-4060ILLINOIS: 180 N. Michigan Ave | Suite #400 | Chicago, IL 60601 | 312/236-8308 | Email: email@example.com Web: www.naswil.orgINDIANA: 1100 West 42nd St. | Suite #375 | Indianapolis, IN 46208 | 317/923-9878IOWA: 4211 Grand Ave. | Level 3 | Des Moines, IA 50312 | 515/277-1117KANSAS: Jayhawk Towers | 700 SW Jackson St., Suite 801 | Topeka, KS 66603-3740 | 785/354-4804KENTUCKY: 310 St. Clair | Suite 104 | Frankfort, KY 40601 | 502/223-0245LOUISIANA: 700 N. 10th St. | Suite 200 | Baton Rouge, LA 70802 | 225/346-1234 | 800/899-1984| Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgMAINE: 222 Water Street | Hallowell, ME 04347-1397 | or P.O. Box 5065 | Augusta, ME 04332 | 207/622-7592MARYLAND: 5710 Executive Dr., #105 | Baltimore, MD 21228 | 410/788-1066 |MASSACHUSETTS: 14 Beacon St., #409 | Boston, MA 02108 | 617/227-9635 | Email: email@example.comMICHIGAN: 741 North Cedar Street | Suite #100 | Lansing, MI 48906 | 517/487-1548 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgMINNESOTA: 1885 University Avenue West | Suite 340 | St. Paul, MN 55104 | 651/293-1935MISSISSIPPI: PO Box 4228 | Jackson, MS 39216 | 601/981-8359 | 800/543-7098MISSOURI: Parkade Ctr/Suite 138 | 601 Business Loop | 70 West | Columbia, MO 65203 | 573/874-6140 | 800/333-6279 | Email: email@example.comMONTANA: 25 South Ewing Street | Suite 406 | Helena, MT 59601 | 406/449-6208 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org NEBRASKA: P.O. Box 83732 | Lincoln, NE 68501 | 402/477-7344 | 877/816-6279NEVADA: 1555 E. Flamingo Road | Suite 158 | Las Vegas, NV 89119 | 702/791-5872 |NEW HAMPSHIRE: c/o NH Association for the Blind | 25 Walker Street | Concord, NH 03301 | 603/226-7135NEW JERSEY: 2 Quarterbridge Plaza | Hamilton, NJ 08619 | 609/584-5686 | Email: email@example.comNEW MEXICO: 1503 University Blvd., NE | Albuquerque, NM 87102 | 505/247-2336I Web: www.naswnm.orgNEW YORK CITY: 50 Broadway, 10th Floor | New York, NY 10004 | 212/668-0050NEW YORK STATE: 188 Washington Avenue | Albany, NY 12210 | 518/463-4741 | In State 800/724-6279| Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgNORTH CAROLINA: P.O. Box 27582 | Raleigh, NC 27611-7581 | 919/828-9650 | 800/280-6207 | Web: http://members.aol.com/naswncNORTH DAKOTA: P.O. Box 1775 | Bismarck, ND 58502-1775 | 701/223-4161OHIO: 118 E. Main Street | Suite 3 West | Columbus, OH 43215 | 614/461-4484OKLAHOMA: 2801 N. Lincoln Blvd. | Oklahoma City, OK 73105 | 405/239-7017OREGON: 7688 SW Capitol Hwy | Portland, OR 97219 | 503/452-8420 | Fax: 503/452-8506 | Email: email@example.comPENNSYLVANIA: 1337 N. Front Street | Harrisburg, PA 17102 | 717/232-4125PUERTO RICO: P.O. Box 192051 | San Juan, PR 00919-2051 | 787/758-3588RHODE ISLAND: 260 W. Exchange Street | #00 1/2 | Providence, RI 02903 | 401/274-4940SOUTH CAROLINA: P.O. Box 5008 | Columbia, SC 29250 | 803/256-8406SOUTH DAKOTA: 1000 North West Ave. #360 | Spearfish, SD 57783 | 605/339-9104TENNESSEE: 1808 West End Avenue | Ste 805 | Nashville, TN 37203 | 615/321-5095TEXAS: 810 West 11th Street | Austin, TX 78701 | 512/474-1454 | 800/888-6279 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | UTAH: University of Utah GSSW #229 | 395 South 1500 East | Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0260 | 801/583-8855 |VERMONT: P.O. Box 1348 | Montpelier VT 05601 | 802/223-1713VIRGIN ISLANDS: Havensight Secretarial Services | 2 Buccaneer Mall | St. Thomas, VI 00802 | 340/776-3424VIRGINIA: 1506 Staples Mill Road | Richmond, VA 23230 | 804/204-1339WASHINGTON: 8711 15th Ave. NW | Seattle, WA 98117 | 206/706-7084WEST VIRGINIA: 1608 Virginia St. East | Charleston, WV 25311 | 304/345-6279WISCONSIN: 16 North Carroll Street | Suite 220 | Madison, WI 53703 | 608/257-6334 | Toll Free (WI only): 866/462-7994WYOMING: 25 South Ewing Street | Suite 406 | Helena, MT 59601 | 406/449-6208 | Email: email@example.com
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