There are roughly over 500 different types of therapies for mental health problems. Yes, 500. In 2019 it was estimated that approximately 40.2 million adults in the U.S. received some form of mental health treatment or counseling the previous years. That’s a lot of big numbers. How do you narrow it down for you? And how do you find what you need?
It is okay, and necessary to find the right therapy and therapist for you. Ask questions and advocate for yourself. But getting to the point where you realize you want therapy and beginning that search can certainly be overwhelming.
There are a few key ways you can get started:
Consult your provider directory: If you’re going through your insurance plan, this is a natural first step.
Ask someone you trust: Getting a referral from a friend, colleague, or doctor is a great way to start the search for a therapist that may be the best fit for you. And you may be surprised to learn how many of your friends or coworkers see or have seen a therapist!
Explore local resources: Check your community! There’s typically more resources in your backyard than you expect. Don’t hesitate to reach out to a local practice and get more information about services and therapists.
One of our goals at Engaging Therapies is to help you determine what you need on your therapeutic journey and personalize your therapy to you.
In our new blog space you’ll get a little more behind the scenes look at Engaging Therapies and our family here, among other things. We strive to work alongside you on your therapeutic journey and be a piece to your puzzle. This blog will be an intentional and informational one where you'll learn more about our team here and specialties as well as an informational space.
Our hope is that you are able to take what you need in whatever stage you are at in your therapeutic journey. Let us know what topics you want to see here!