Getting the Right HelpWhen you are looking for the right help, it can sometimes feel daunting. Here are some tips on getting the right help:

  • If paying through insurance, have insurance information available if possible to make it easier to schedule initial appointment.
  • Ask questions about practice hours, location, policies, consent for treatment, confidentiality and/or any legal issues.
  • Make sure your questions are answered openly and honestly.
  • Briefly talk about what is bothering you.
  • Determine if therapist has familiarity, training and experience for the issues you need help with.
  • Determine if counselor makes sense to you, respects you and honestly challenges and supports the behavioral changes you are seeking help with.
  • Make sure the communication, attention and relationship focus on you and your goals.
  • Pay attention to how you feel, it’s normal to feel nervous, but you should also feel comfortable with the relationship.
  • Make sure the therapist focuses on both the underlying reasons for your problems while also focussing on current changes you need to make.
  • Congratulate yourself for searching for the right help on your journey!

 

 

 

 

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