3 Tips for Finding the Right Therapist in Tough Times

October 25, 2016 Ashley Horsfall

Finding the right therapist in tough times can be challenging. Making the decision to go to therapy is often one of the first steps people take on the road to recovery from mental illness. Mental health therapy offers a wealth of helpful resources that can help you cope with depression, anxiety, or even situational issues like grief. Understanding what to look for in a therapist with these three tips will help you find the right therapist for you.

Health Insurance Provider May Recommend the Right Therapist

Tough times may require therapy and the right therapist to help you over the hump. Here are 3 tips to finding the right therapist. Take a look.

Unfortunately, treatment for mental illness is not cheap. Therapists and psychiatrists typically charge an hourly rate that can seem steep even with help from insurance. It can be disappointing to get in touch with promising therapists only to discover that they do not take your insurance. If you get in touch with your health insurance provider, the company may present you with a list of possible therapists to consider (How To Pay for Mental Health Services).

The Right Therapist May Depend on The Therapist's Specialty

Therapists may choose to specialize in a variety of different techniques (Thinking Critically About Therapy). While I didn't find it helpful to work with visualizations and meditation, many therapists find these to be successful techniques. I found that therapists using cognitive-behavioral techniques would be most helpful for treating my depression and anxiety. On the other hand, you might find that visualization really puts your mind at ease and encourages you to relax. This is a personal decision only you can make (Different Types of Mental Health Therapy).

You Should Feel Comfortable with The Right Therapist

Finally, I have learned that it simply isn't helpful to see a therapist that makes you feel uncomfortable. You should feel that therapy is a safe space for you to talk about the most sensitive topics in your life (Trusting Your Therapist: Some Practical Approaches). A therapist should not make you feel fearful or ashamed. If this is the case, the therapist could be detrimental to your success. A therapist you feel that your personality meshes well with is always a plus.

I would love to hear about your experiences. How did you find your first therapist? What advice would you give to somebody looking for a therapist for the very first time?

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Dr Musli Ferati
November, 5 2016 at 1:04 am

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