How Do I Find A Therapist?

Posted On
How Do I Find A Therapist?

Finding a therapist that you connect with is essential when you are in recovery. It can be hard to find someone trustworthy. The process of finding a therapist may be awkward, but it is necessary to find someone you genuinely connect with. There are also other things to look for in a therapist. Remember that a therapist isn’t supposed to be your friend. Instead of looking for someone who is nice, find someone who will hold you accountable. Don’t get us wrong, nice is good, but that shouldn’t be the only factor you’re looking at when trying to find a therapist. What should you be looking for? Pinnacle Recovery is here to give you some tips.

If you don’t feel a connection or like it’s a right fit, don’t force it

You need to find someone that fits what you’re looking for. If you’re looking for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), but you’re at more of a client-centered therapist, you may have trouble connecting with the therapist and finding what you want. This may have you leaving unsatisfied. If this is the case, try to find someone whose approach is aligned with what you are looking for. You also don’t have to force it. If you aren’t feeling connected with the therapist, try another one. Sometimes it takes two, three, or even four different therapists before you find the one you like. 

Keep in mind your budget

Therapy can be extremely expensive. You have to set a limit and know how much you are willing to spend. If you have insurance, some therapists may be in your network. Don’t be afraid to ask the therapist if they operate on a sliding scale. Also, if you live near a college or university, they may offer discounted sessions because they have students who are in training. Keep in mind all these options when choosing a therapist. 

Let your guard down

Allow yourself to be vulnerable with your therapist. A good therapist is going to be open-minded and withhold judgement. Let your guard down and be yourself. If you are holding back, you aren’t going to get what you want out of treatment. If this is the case, what’s the point? Allow yourself the space to be vulnerable. Trust the process. 

If you feel like you are having trouble connecting with a therapist, or if you think you need a higher level of treatment than what you’re getting, give us at Pinnacle Recovery a call. We offer both individual and group therapy. Our staff is trained to help you with the issues you’re dealing with. We can’t wait to hear from you! Call us today at 1-866-301-0573

Recent Posts

  • Which Is Better: Tapering Off Or Cold Turkey?

    Deciding that you are going to choose recovery is one of the hardest steps. What comes next isn’t all that easy, however. Some people decide to gradually taper off of their substance, while others decide to quit cold turkey. By quitting cold turkey, we mean that the individual stops all substance use at once. For … Continued

  • The Genetics Of Addiction

    Pinnacle Recovery has written previously about how addiction is not a choice — it’s a disease. Diseases have a genetic component to them. You may be asking, “Does addiction have a genetic component?” We have the answer for you.   According to the National Institute of Health, “The phenomena characterize addiction: craving (preoccupation/anticipation), binge/intoxication, and withdrawal/negative … Continued

  • Is Your Friend Group Negatively Impacting Your Recovery?

    From when you were very young, your parents probably warned you about being careful who you spend your time with. “Choose your friends wisely,” they would say. Although what they were saying was probably annoying at the time, they were just trying to help. As you grew up, your friend group may have changed; for … Continued

  • Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *