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What To Consider When You Are Looking For A Therapist!

Introduction

Do you suffer from Major Depressive Disorder or Bipolar Disorder?  Are you looking for a therapist to provide you with coping skills for either of these disorders?  If so, continue reading this article!

Therapists have different professional backgrounds and specialties.

According tonimh.nih.gov, one of the things to consider when finding a therapist is therapists have different professional backgrounds and specialties.  Some therapists can be Cognitive Behavioral Therapists, while some therapists can be Dialetical Behavioral Therapists.  Other therapists can be psychodynamic therapists.  Take your pick.  You just have to choose what is best for you.

The particular approach a therapist uses depends on the condition being treated and the training and experience of the therapist.

According to nimh.nih.gov, in addition to considering therapists have different professional backgrounds and specialties, “the particular approach a therapist uses depends on the condition being treated and the training and experience of the therapist.”  For example, if you have a mood disorder, you may want to seek a cognitive behavioral therapist or a cognitive therapist.  If you have a personality disorder and a mood disorder, you may want to seek a cognitive behavioral therapist or a psychodynamic therapist.  There is a therapist out there for each disorder.  Relax.  You will find your niche.

Once you have identified one or more possible therapists, a preliminary conversation with a therapist can help you get an idea of how treatment will proceed and whether you feel comfortable with the therapist.

According to nimh.nih.gov, another thing to remember is “Once you have identified one or more possible therapists, a preliminary conversation with a therapist can help you get an idea of how treatment will proceed and whether you feel comfortable with the therapist. ”  It is important to feel comfortable with your therapist.  This is a foundation for your therapeutic relationship with your therapist.  You have to be able to establish trust with your therapist.

Conclusion

To conclude this article, three specific tips have been mentioned on how to pick a therapist if you have Major Depressive Disorder or Bipolar Disorder.  They include but are not limited to: therapists have different professional backgrounds and specialties, the particular approach a therapist uses depends on the condition being treated and the training and experience of the therapist, once you have identified one or more possible therapists, a preliminary conversation with a therapist can help you get an idea of how treatment will proceed and whether you feel comfortable with the therapist.

 

What To Consider When You Are Looking For A Therapist!

Lauren Walters

My name is Lauren Walters. I am currently heading into my final semester of graduate school for Mental Health Counseling in the Spring of 2016. Through my own experiences with mental illness, I love to inspire others through my writings and reassure them that they can live healthy, productive lives, despite mental illness. I hope you enjoy my articles. Feel free to comment. I will be sure to respond to you questions and/or comments in a prompt manner. Enjoy!


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APA Reference
Walters, L. (2017). What To Consider When You Are Looking For A Therapist!. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 16, 2018, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/coping-depression/2017/08/what-to-consider-when-you-are-looking-for-a-therapist/

 

Last updated: 8 Aug 2017
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 8 Aug 2017
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