With so many options on the internet for therapy, finding a therapist can be overwhelming. Add overwhelm to how you are already feeling and it’s a recipe for frustration! We understand and want to help you find the right therapist for you.
While many great platforms exist to help you find a great therapist (for example: Psychology Today or Therapy Den), we are providing 5 easy steps to help you get started. These steps can be used along with platforms like Psychology Today, or separately!
Our steps can help you find the right match and there are many things to consider when finding a therapist. The search may not be quick, but that’s ok! It’s most important to take the time to find someone who is qualified, experienced, and someone you can trust.
Here are a few tips to help you in your search for finding a therapist:
- Research: Before you make an appointment, make sure to research. Look for a therapist who is licensed in your state and specializes in the type of treatment you need. Read reviews, ask for referrals, and don’t be afraid to ask questions.
- Ask for recommendations: This applies to people you already trust! Talk to trusted friends and ask for their recommendations. We don’t recommend speaking with family, as that may lead to difficult situations. However, friends may be able to provide you with insight into which therapist would be the right fit for you.
- Consider your comfort level: Your comfort level is important when it comes to therapy. Make sure you feel comfortable with the therapist you choose. Set some internal boundaries and consider the type of person you are most comfortable with before meeting. For example, some therapists can be more blunt and to the point, and some can use a softer approach. Whichever will help you most is the right choice.
- Schedule a consultation: Before committing to a therapist, schedule a consultation to get a feel for how the therapist works and if they are the right fit for you.
- Check your insurance: Before scheduling an appointment, make sure your insurance is accepted at the practice. If you have any questions, they can assist!
We hope these tips will help with finding a therapist! To learn more about our therapists click here.