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What type of psychologist, counselor, therapist should a single woman who can never open up and communicated her feelings in a relationship see?

I have tried Googling this and my search isn’t producing results that apply at all.
Thank you in advance for your help!

Lacking Communication Skills

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I appreciate you reaching out and asking. The reason you aren’t finding anyone is that most therapists are trained to help people learn how to express feelings. It wouldn’t necessarily be a specialty.

What will work is you finding a supportive therapist who is non-judgmental and easy to talk to. He or she will likely be a good person to chat with. I recommend making 2 or 3 appointments with 2 or 3 different therapists — and then choose the one you feel best with.

Wishing you patience and peace,
Dr. Dan
Proof Positive Blog @ PsychCentral

Lacking Communication Skills

Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP

Dan Tomasulo Ph.D., TEP, MFA, MAPP teaches Positive Psychology in the graduate program of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Columbia University, Teachers College and works with Martin Seligman, the Father of Positive Psychology in the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Director of the New York Certification in Positive Psychology for the Open Center in New York City and on faculty at New Jersey City University. Sharecare has honored him as one of the top 10 online influencers on the topic of depression. For more information go to: He also writes for Psych Central's Ask the Therapist column and the Proof Positive blog.

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Tomasulo, D. (2018). Lacking Communication Skills. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 21, 2019, from
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