Most therapists are equipped with multiple approaches and can tailor them based on one's specific needs. The two common types of therapy are:
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Finding the right therapist for one's psychological problems can be a daunting task. It takes time and effort but can be done if one is equipped with the right information.
It is common to seek therapy during an emergency or a catastrophe in one's life (like a breakup or divorce), but therapy is more appropriate when life isn't complicated. Major life-changing events like moving to a big city, starting a new job or becoming a parent can be a great time for therapy.
Most Therapists are not directly affiliated with Insurance companies, but can still provide you with a receipt so that you can contact the insurance company to get reimbursed. The process has some hoops and jumps which can be easily figured out.
Insurance claims only work with a specific clinical diagnosis, which the therapist can spell out after a few sessions. This will also go on your record if you are claiming insurance.
Once you are in the market for a therapist out of your shortlist, you need to keep the following points in mind:
Keep in mind that therapy is a serious investment, and has benefits that make it worthwhile.
Most therapists start charging from the first session and it is a good idea to not commit to someone whom you cannot pay. A supervised, licensed intern usually charges less.
Certain things to observe and red flags to look out for once you are in the clinic:
One gets to know if therapy is working within four to five meetings and if not, you can observe your own progress or switch therapists if required. If you are comfortable and communicative with the therapist there is a greater chance of progress and eventual success.
Most couples don't consider counseling until a real crisis or a catastrophe appears.
It is better to go to couples counseling during a specific life event, strengthening some piece of a relationship, taking it as a preventive measure. This helps nip the larger issues in the bud before the partners are ready to kill each other. Going early also provides time to choose a counselor that clicks with both the partners.
As people get more and more connected through social media and internet-based tools, they get exposed to things that make them envious.
Envy has always existed, but in the age of social media, it has become 'hyper-envy' or an extreme form of envy.
People do form conceptualizations of psychotherapy based on media portrayals.
While you may balance out fictionalized, sometimes-damaging depictions of professionals like physicians or teachers with your real-life experience with them, most people don’t have much or any experience with mental health professionals to balance out their fictionalized impressions.