Finding the right therapist can make all of the difference in your journey to a better you. With all of the choices out there, it’s important to know what you’re looking for. Here are some tips for finding the right therapist.
- Know what you need
Do some soul-searching – or Google searching – before you seek out a therapist. Ask yourself: What do I want to get out of therapy? What can I afford? What kind of help do I need? Make a list of the things you need and things you want. Understanding what you’d like to work on first and how you’d like to work on it will narrow your search.
- Get to know your options
Use a directory search like Psychology Today or ask your primary care provider for a referral. Finding a name isn’t the end of the road, it’s only the beginning. Read the therapist’s website or profile to see if you’d be a good fit. Do they help with the issues you’re dealing with? Do they have the proper credentials? What do they charge? Some therapists offer a free phone consultation. Take advantage of this opportunity and ask the questions you need to make a decision.
Once you start seeing a therapist, the selection process isn’t necessarily over. It takes time and effort to see progress, but don’t be afraid to check in on how things are going. If you feel like you haven’t made the progress you’d been hoping to, check in to see what more can be done in your sessions.
Are we a good fit?
Eunoia Mental Health offers flexible, affordable therapy in Michigan. To learn more or set up a free consultation, click here.