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5 Tips for Finding the Right Therapist


Admitting we need help to face life’s issues is sometimes one of the hardest things we’ll ever have to do.

Once we have made the decision to reach out and seek psychotherapy, we want to find someone that we feel we can connect with — someone we feel can truly understand not only where we are, but who we are. Most importantly, we want to find someone we can trust with our innermost thoughts and feelings.

Finding a therapist should not be a rushed decision. It should take a little bit of time and effort. If you choose a therapist that you do not feel connected with, chances are you won’t make much progress. Here are some tips for choosing the right therapist for you.

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5 Tips for Finding the Right Therapist

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  1. This is an excellent information in finding the right therapist. It it important that we find the right therapist to help us open ourselves and deal with the issues that burden us. I totally agree with the last tip. We should not always settle, regardless if that’s the second or even fifth therapist, the most important thing is the we feel good talking about our problems and getting along well with the therapist.

  2. Donna, why is it so hard to find a good pain psychologist or therapist who understands chronic pain?

  3. “All therapists are not licensed and this is okay.”

    Frankly, I disagree. I think all Mental Health Professionals should be licensed by an accredited Government Institution. One of the reasons why the system is so disorganized and problem-ridden is that anyone can become a Counselor or Therapist without any certification, and this presents a huge amount of risk to people with Mental Health Issues.

 

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