Finding the right therapist for you can be an overwhelming process but don't let the process discourage you. Here are some steps you can take to help you find a therapist.
1️. Research Cost & Benefits
Consider what neighborhood you would like to find a therapist in. Cost per session can vary by therapist and neighborhood.
Contact your insurance to review benefits for Mental Health treatment. Remember to ask if you have in network and/or out of network benefits.
If cost or insurance is a barrier check out https://openpathcollective.org/.
2. Check out Psychology Today
While Psychology Today may be oversaturated with therapist listings, it is a good starting place to at least identify 3-5 potential therapists. Think of Psychology Today as your appetizer, it will leave you wanting to know more about a specific therapist.
3. Visit Therapists' Website
From here, visit each therapist website to learn more about them. Review for content, personality, energy, and try to catch a vibe.
4. Schedule a consultation
Once you've reviewed the therapist's website, schedule a consultation if you'd like. Most therapists offer a free consultation. Having a consultation is an important step in the process for both you and the therapist. It's your opportunity to tease out additional info you may want to know about the therapist. There's no such thing as a dumb question so don't be afraid to ask.
5. Schedule & keep your first appointment
Way to go! Your first appointment may not feel like therapy, be prepared to answer questions about you and complete paperwork. However, this still gives you an opportunity to continue building a relationship with your therapist. Remember that any relationship may start off rocky, so give yourself (and your therapist) time to build a rapport. It's okay to repeat these steps to find the right fit for you.
Our team of therapists at Wellness Tree Counseling would love to learn more about what’s going on for you now and how we can support you on your wellness journey. Contact us today to schedule a free phone consultation.
Have questions prior to scheduling a phone consultation? Check out our frequently asked questions page for answers to general questions.
We look forward to supporting you on your wellness journey!
About Wellness Tree Counseling...
Our mission at Wellness Tree Counseling is to promote wellness through a culturally sensitive lens so that individuals, families and communities are encouraged to rise to their full potential and engage life in meaningful ways.
Our vision is to provide the BIPOC community with comprehensive holistic care that empowers and equips them with skills to work toward improved mental health and well-being. We take great pride in treating the whole-person.
At Wellness Tree Counseling, we value treating our clients and community with C.A.R.E. (Compassion, Affirming, Respect, & Empathy).
To learn more about our services, please visit www.wellnesstreecounseling.com