Tips on finding the right therapist for you!
Considering therapy? Have a long list of therapists around your area but are not sure where to begin? Finding a therapist that is the right fit for you can sometimes feel like a daunting task. Especially when most therapists on that list have limited availability or when they are not in network with your insurance plan.
Research has shown that the therapeutic relationship between you and your therapist impacts your growth both in therapy and in your personal life. That is why it is very important for you to find a therapist that is the right fit for you.
Therapy is not a one size fits all. Below are some tips on what questions to ask therapists when you schedule a consultation.
1. Style of therapy
Different therapists use different methodologies when it comes to working with clients. For example, some methodologies include Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), EMDR, Psychodynamic Therapy, or Humanistic Therapy. Ofcourse, there's more. Ask your therapist to explain further what their methodology looks like when working with clients.
It is important for you to ask the therapist what experience they have working with someone with similar challenges that are bringing you to therapy.
3. How long they have been in practice
If work experience is important to you, ask your therapist how long they have been working as a therapist.
This is one of the most important questions because you want to make sure that the therapist specializes in working with client who have similar concerns as you.
5. Fees and Insurance
If you are seeking services using insurance, make sure you ask if the therapist is in network with your insurance. If you are paying out of pocket, be sure to clarify on the fees per session.
6. Schedule availability
Be sure that your availability matches with their schedule and availability.
The bottom line is that taking care of your mental health is important and you want to do so by working with someone who is the right fit for you and is able to support you in reaching your goals!