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  • How to Find the Right Therapist in Your Town or City

    It’s a new year and many of us have committed to making changes to better our selves. With many changes, we know exactly how to get the help we need to facilitate the change.

    For instance, if we want to get into better physical shape, we would head to our local gym and get help from a personal trainer. If we want to eat better, we might ask our doctor to refer us to a licensed nutritionist.

    When we want to work on our mental and emotional health, we know we should seek support from a licensed mental health counselor. Finding the right one can seem overwhelming to many and stop them from getting the help they need.

    Here are some tips on finding the right therapist near you in your local town or city:

    Ask for Recommendations

    There was a time the topic of mental health was considered taboo, but luckily those days are behind us, s the stigma reduces, many people are now open to seeking therapy. You probably have a friend or family member who has or currently is working with a therapist they love. If they would be comfortable with it, as for their info.

    Ask Your Doctor

    If you already have a good relationship with a doctor, dentist, or anyone in the medical field who honors your confidentiality, they are a great resource to tap into about a mental health professional referral since they are connected to many people in the medial field. 

    Do an Internet Search

    If you don’t want to ask anyone, then you can always search the internet for therapists in your local area. One of the best places to start your search is a website called Psychology Today. This site has a comprehensive list of therapists from around the country, and most therapists are listed. To be listed on here requires a minimum of professional qualifications. In other words, a therapist cannot be listed on this site unless and until they can prove they have a legitimate advanced degree in their discipline and an up-to-date professional license or certification.

    The beginning of the year offers all a fresh start time and n opportunity to check in with ourselves. Let this year be the year you make your mental health priority so you can begin to live your best life!

    If you live in Texas and would like to explore treatment options, please reach out to me. I would be more than happy to discuss how I may be able to help.

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