If you don’t already have a mental disorder diagnosis, figuring out what kind of psychological therapy you may need can be complicated and intimidating. Acknowledging why you are seeking treatment is the first step. Once you’ve determined your motivation and needs, you may want to consider talking to trusted friends or family members who have sought therapy to see if they have any recommendations. Your primary physician is also an excellent source of information and references. Psychotherapists, or “talk therapists,” each have their own variation on established techniques and theories, so it is always a good idea to try “interviewing” several therapists before determining which one is a good fit for you.
Whether you may face life’s daily stress or a chronic mental illness, the professionals at Plains Area Mental Health are here for you. Our therapists collaborate with clients to create a plan which addresses your specific needs and goals. We help people of all ages and from all backgrounds. Call one of our offices for appointment information or take our free on-line assessment on this website.
P.S. Since most therapists will tailor treatment to the needs of their patients, it may be more important to find a therapist you are comfortable working with than one who specializes in a specific area.