It’s essential to find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable. There are so many options and choices that choosing a therapist can feel overwhelming. Your relationship with your therapist will most likely be a determining factor in how helpful therapy is for you. There must be a mutual willingness to work together. Sometimes very uncomfortable or intimate feelings will be discussed, and it’s important that you feel at ease. How do you find a good fit? Some factors to consider are gender, age, religion, and fees. Although the best way to determine if a specific therapist is right for you is to use your feelings and instincts as a gauge, remember to also verify credentials and ask relevant questions.
While we can’t all articulate exactly why we want to see a therapist, the more specific you can get when you launch your therapy search, the better off you’ll be. It is essential that you find someone with whom you feel a comfortable connection, someone who makes you feel understood and accepted and someone who creates and maintains an environment within which you can safely explore even the most deeply felt sources of pain and conflict. Plains Area Mental Health takes pride in treating the whole person by assessing both mental health conditions as well as substance use disorder conditions. Plains Area Mental Health takes pride in treating the whole person by assessing both mental health conditions as well as substance use disorder conditions. Call one of our offices today or take our free online assessment found on this website.
P.S. A referral from a trusted friend, colleague, or doctor is a great way to find a therapist.