Among one of the biggest problems we face when we are not doing well psychologically is to make the effort to go to a psychologist! In addition, when we finally find the energy and courage to go we are confronted with a new problem, which is, which psychologist choose and how to choose?
In this article, I will provide you with the necessary information to solve this problem forever!
Among the methods used in general is the search in an online directory or on the advice of a friend such are the methods used by 90% of human beings!
But I will clearly show you where to look and what to look at a psychologist to determine whether it is good or not!
Why classical research methods do not work or rarely
The method that everyone uses as mentioned earlier is word of mouth a friend advises you a therapist that he has tried telling you that it is effective! It is true that said like that it is a great way to find the right psychologist! However, we are realizing no! Why?
Because simply how you would feel with him does not depend on the skills of your therapist but on how you will feel with him, will you have enough confidence to open up to him or the filing between you and many parameters that depend only on you! This is for the first method let us see for others the online directory is also an excellent method but you have to know how to choose well!
What is the therapeutic alliance? This is the agreement that unites the therapist with his patient, the foundation of their relationship and what it should be based on!
This agreement must be decided and accepted by both sides where the word alliance comes from in this agreement both parties must agree on the method used and the way of practicing therapy to achieve the desired goals!
There must also be a good feeling between the therapist and the patient good communication to build a relationship of trust
Now when knows how should be the relationship between the two vowel how to choose.
Make the profile of the psychologist you want
Among the many factors to take into account you have:
sex: would you be more comfortable with a woman or a man or another gender?
Age: Would you like to work with a young person or an elderly person?
Religion: if you want your teacher to have a particular religion or does not have one
These parameters can help you feel better more comfortable with your therapist! Already here you have in your head the ideal profile of your psychologist
This is the first point now that you have made your first step now lets see where to search now.
Where to search
There are several places or search and find what you need!
Insurance directory: the first place to look is your health insurance directory! From your health directory
Mental health organizations: most health organizations have electronic directories that you can consult and find what you are looking for!
Online therapist directories: it is the same thing look at and analyze every profile!
Online therapy platforms: many online therapy sites have lists with each characteristic of these psychologists who can help you find your happiness.
Here is some place where you can find all you need! In addition, here are for you some abbreviations that can help you!
- LCSW: Licensed Clinical Social Worker
- LMFT: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
- NCC: National Certified Counselor
- LCDC: Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor
- LPC: Licensed Professional Counselor
- LMHC: Licensed Mental Health Counselor
- PsyD: Doctor of Psychology
- PhD: Doctor of Philosophy
- MD: Doctor of Medicine (in the case of a physician psychiatrist)