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Published: March 7, 2022

How to Find the Right Counselor for You: What to Pay Attention To

Finding the right mental health counselor can be a daunting task. With so many options available, how do you know which counselor is right for you? There are a few things you need to pay attention to: personality, therapy modality, and lived experience. research shows that the fit between the client and the counselor is the best predictor of success in therapy. So, it's important to find someone who you feel comfortable with and who shares your therapeutic goals.

Therapy modalities can be broadly divided into two categories: cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and psychodynamic therapy. CBT is a more structured, goal-oriented approach, while psychodynamic therapy focuses on the emotional aspects of counseling. It's important to find a therapist who uses a modality that aligns with your therapeutic goals.

Finally, it's essential to find a counselor with whom you share common life experiences. This doesn't mean that they have to be from the same background as you, but it's helpful if they can understand what you're going through. If you don't feel like your counselor understands your experience, it may be time to look for someone else.

Finding the right mental health counselor can be a challenging but ultimately rewarding experience. Mental health counseling can be an incredibly helpful way to address issues that are impacting your life. However, it's important to find the right counselor for you. Not all counselors are created equal, and not everyone will be a good fit for you. If you need help finding a counselor, visit our team page. We can help you find the right therapist for you. By paying attention to these three factors, you're sure to find someone who can help you on your journey to healing. Thank you for reading!

- Zachary Dodson, MA, CCHt, LMHC
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