Finding the right therapist is a really important part of every person’s mental health journey. However, it can be overwhelming, especially if you’re not sure where to start. Different types of therapists specialize in different issues, but the good news is Counseling Connection can help.
How to Find the Right Therapist
There are five questions you need to ask when you’re looking for a therapist:
- Have they got the education, experience, and expertise to help you?
- Are they an approved provider under your insurance policy?
- Are they easy to get along with and do you like their office?
- Can they offer the type of therapy you need – for example, online?
- Can you find an appointment time that suits your schedule?
These factors make a big difference in finding someone who is the right fit. You’re looking for someone you can trust, who makes you feel validated, who provides a range of different solutions you can try, and who regularly checks in to make sure you’re coping okay in therapy. Choose someone who will walk beside you as you work towards your mental health goals.
How to Tell if Your Therapist Isn’t Right for You
Therapy is very personal, so it’s important to work with someone you like. It’s perfectly okay to “shop around” and see a few different people before choosing a therapist you’ll stick with.
If you feel like they’re not listening or they don’t understand you, if you can’t understand what they’re saying, or if you feel judged or pigeon-holed, it’s time to consider other options. A gut feel is a very important part of this process, because you’re trusting someone with your story.
Where to Find the Right Therapist
If you’re looking for a therapist, Counseling Connection can help. It’s revolutionizing the online booking process for therapists and will be rolling out across the country later this year.Read More About How Do You Know if You’ve Found the Right Therapist?