I got a referal to an experienced therapist from my neurologist's office (at a large teaching hospital). It was the best thing I did to become adjusted to my new self and new life. It is a huge adjustment and we do not need to do it alone. If you are thinking about speaking with someone, I highly recommend it. If you are looking for someone, ask your local MS Society chapter, your neurologist, friends, etc. Just ask around and then call a few therapists.... It is important that you feel comfortable with whoever you decide to work with. all my best to everyone!
I have seen an therapist with experience with MS patients a few times
now. She has helped more than the antidepressants did. Find someone
you can open up to and talk frankly yet comfortably with, and don't
be afraid to switch if you're not comfortable with the first one (or two).
I got lucky the first time getting a good one, which helped because I
really wasn't sure how counseling could even help me, and don't know
if I would have gone even more than once if the first visit hadn't gone