A 10-Point Plan for Therapists (Without Being Overwhelmed)

Finding the Right Counselor Finding a counselor is easy, but not if you want no less than the best. There are many questions you have to ask to help you make a good decision. Below are such: Does the counselor tell you the ways he can help? Good counselors will happily tell you their plans for your sessions, their style and how you might tell that therapy is finished.
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Does the counselor encourage you to be dependent or dependent?
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Good therapy is aimed at allowing you to solve your problems yourself. If the counselor seems to give you everything and doesn’t encourage you to find your own resources, you will end up being so dependent on him instead of being self-reliant. Is the counselor experienced in handling similar cases as yours? The more experienced a counselor is in a certain case, the more of an expert he becomes at it. Does the counselor promise you anything? Counselors should breathe hope into their counselees, not have them rely on guarantees or promises. What really makes you achieve your goal for therapy is your willingness to change and put in the needed time and energy. Does the counselor follow ethical principles? Many ethical guidelines are in place to keep counselors from harming their counselees. One of the most important is the guideline against dual relationships. A counselor’s job is to meet your counseling needs, and that does not include you meeting any of his. Is the counselor licensed by the state? A licensed counselor is a counselor who passed a state licensing exam and had extensive postgraduate counseling experience, which usually includes supervised counseling experience of up to 3,000 hours, depending on the state. Has the counselor earned a graduate degree? Some people consider themselves counselors or therapists just because they took a short course on a specific therapeutic style or approach. What you need is a professional who has a graduate degree in counseling, social work, marriage, family therapy or any other related area. This is the person who has the education, skills and training required to provide safe and effective counseling. Does the counselor been subject to complaints or disciplinary action? If so, study the complaints and how they were resolved. The state department of occupational licensing or health will have this kind of information. Are you comfortable? Finally, yow do you feel like when you sit with the counselor? Do you feel like opening up? This part is very simple. If you and the counselor don’t seem to “click,” then find someone else. It’s pointless getting therapy from a person you don’t even have any chemistry with. Chemistry means your conversations will come freely, and that’s one of the most important ingredients of successful therapy.