Many people have a difficult time in finding an effective mental health counsellor. Just like everything in life, you have your good counsellors and you have your not so great counsellors. The key is to find one that will help you solve your current mental health problems. If you do not know what you are looking for or where to start, then here are a few ideas in how to find a good mental health counsellor.
1. Talk To Your Doctor Or Primary Care Physician
Your medical or family doctor is a great source in finding a good counsellor. Explain to your doctor your problems and he or she can put you in the right direction in seeking the proper help.
2. Go To Your Local Hospital
Your local hospital is another source you can use to find a good counsellor. A hospital is also a good source of finding many different mental health programs in your area. Hospitals know a lot of good counsellors and programs in your area and they can lead you in the right direction.
3. Ask Your Friends And Relatives
Use your network of friends and relatives to see if any of them know of any good counsellors in your area. This can be effective if it does not bother you that other people know that you are seeking a counsellor. Many churches and nonprofit mental health agencies have a variety of mental health programs and asking the people who run these programs could also lead you in the right direction.
When asking for a counsellor or finding a mental health program, always ask for someone who has a good reputation. Remember that finding a counsellor to help you depends on how you interact with the counsellor and how they interact with you. It may take a couple of times to find the right person, but do not give up. Finding a good counsellor will pay off for you in the long run, so be persistent in finding the right person for you.
Remember that the key components of having an effective mental health counsellor is affordability, the ability to effectively talk to your counsellor, and most importantly, is your counsellor able to find the answers to your current problems. If you do not see any improvement in your mental health condition after a couple of months of working with your current counsellor, you may want to find someone else. The main point of talking to a counsellor is to help manage your mental health issues and to get better.
About Stan Popovich
Stan Popovich is the author of “A Layman’s Guide to Managing Fear Using Psychology, Christianity and Non Resistant Methods”. Stan’s managing fear book has become very popular with over 300 positive book reviews and counting. Please read the many book reviews of Stan’s popular book by going to Stan’s website at http://www.managingfear.com/
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