Have you ever wanted to see a therapist, but weren’t sure where to start? Whether having problems getting along with your partner and are seeking counseling for the first time, or you’ve been in therapy before for mental health, but your therapist is no longer practicing, finding someone you trust can be daunting.
Many people see a mental health professional when facing issues in their relationships, having family problems or need help coping with a chronic mental health condition such as depression or anxiety. Studies show that, above all other factors such as experience and education, the relationship you have with your therapist largely determines the outcome of your treatment.
A good therapist is someone who’s accepting, patient, a good listener, hones in on your strengths and cultivates feelings of hope. Asking your primary care physicians or a trusted family member or friend for a referral can be a good place to start. But you should also take some time to research therapists on your own to find the one that’s best for you.
Here are four tips to find a therapist that’ll meeting your needs.
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