Therapist Q & A

The International Misophonia Research Network (IMRN).

How do I know if a Therapist is Right for Me?



Take the time to find out what degree the person holds. As you can see, there are many different kinds of doctors and therapists. “Therapist”, in a sense, is a generic term and can refer to a medical doctor, a psychologist, an audiologist and more !



Here are some practical Tips:


  • Make sure your therapist offers the treatment you want!
  • Do you want an audiologist to help fit you for earplugs?
  • Do you want a counselor to help you cope?
  • Do you want an occupational therapist who can help you with your body’s ability to control fight/flight?

If you don’t like what you hear, listen to your instincts!

A Therapist should Not:

  • claim they have “the cure” for misophonia.
  • solicit you or your family members for treatment
  • try to sell you their own products

A Therapist should:

  • Make clear how they may be helpful and what the limitations of their therapy is.
  • Work with therapists in other areas. Since misophonia  crosses disciplines (audiology, psychology, neurology, etc.) it is very important that therapists work together in any plan to try to lessen symptoms or help with coping skills and management.
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