Looking for a therapist?
Finding a counseling psychologist that you like can be a highly personal process, but here are some general steps you can take:
1) Ask for referrals: You can ask your family doctor, friends, family, or colleagues if they have any recommendations for a counselling psychologist. You can also check with your health insurance provider for a list of providers in your area.
2) Check out therapist directories: Many online directories, such as Psychology Today, offer a comprehensive list of counseling psychologists in your area, including their specialties and a brief bio.
3) Research online: Once you’ve found a few potential counseling psychologists, do some research on their backgrounds, specialties, and experience. You might find it challenging to find online reviews and testimonials from their clients because College of Alberta Psychologist do not recommend psychologists from getting clients testimonials due to the difference in power in the relationship.
Contact them: Once you’ve narrowed down your list, reach out to the counseling psychologists you’re interested in and schedule a consultation call. This can help you get a sense of their personality, communication style, and approach to therapy. Many psychologists offer a 15 minutes free consultation where you can ask questions and see if they are a good fit.
Trust your gut: Finally, trust your instincts. If you don’t feel comfortable or supported by a particular counseling psychologist, don’t be afraid to continue your search. It’s important to find a provider you feel comfortable with and trust.