A good rapport with your therapist is essential to your wellness journey, but how do you find the right therapist?
Searching for a Therapist & What to Expect
When searching for a therapist, you should look for one that can meet your needs and someone you feel comfortable with talking about your feelings.
Some things to consider when choosing your therapist are their specific approach to therapy, their areas of expertise, and their years of experience. This is important because you want to make sure that your therapist is well-versed in the issues that you are seeking support for.
Your therapist’s ability to be warm and empathetic should be also be considered.
Choosing a therapist that fits your personality is important and allows for good rapport between the therapist and the client. You may prefer a therapist that is more easygoing versus someone who may prefer a more straightforward therapist. This is one reason why it's important to do your own research when choosing a therapist.
During your first visit, you can expect paperwork to be completed along with an assessment by the therapist. The first visit is also where expectations of both of your roles in therapy. will be set.
Common Misconceptions Regarding Choosing A Therapist
The "Quick Fix"
Better mental health is a journey, not a race. The process may not always be easy, but it will be worth it.
Friend Vs. Therapist
Unlike speaking to a friend or family member, a therapist is here to provide you with the tools you need on your journey to wellness instead of telling you what to do and what not to do.
You might not find "your" therapist on the first try. Don’t lose hope, continue to stay true to your needs on your search and once you find the right therapist for you, you will know.
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Disclaimer: For informational use only. This is not medical advice. A therapist-client relationship has not been established by receiving and/or viewing blogs from Well-Life Counseling & Spiritual Center, PLLC.