Tips to Find a Therapist
With mental health finally getting the attention and awareness it deserves, you’ve probably heard the topic of therapy mentioned frequently. You may have even been suggested or encouraged to seek a therapist for yourself. But the idea can bring fear. And with so many therapists out there, how could you ever narrow your search down to one?
The truth is that choosing someone to open up to is a very big deal.
It’s ok if you’re feeling nervous about it. But try to look at therapy as a privilege. It allows you the opportunity to work through your mental issues and blocks so that you can live your happiest and healthiest life. Many people don’t have access to therapy. So to lessen the hesitation you may have about attending therapy, you should view it as a privilege and a wonderful opportunity to better your life.
Do some research for therapists or counselors in your area. If money is a factor (as it is for most), don’t stress too much. Many therapists offer a sliding scale payment system. You can also look into financial assistance programs from various places to help you receive the treatment you need.