Perhaps you have found your way to my web-site because you are seeking counseling for an issue from a psychotherapist who can meet your needs for assistance at this time. You may be wondering how you are going to know if you have found the right counselor. It can be a bit overwhelming to Google “Psychotherapists Longmont Colorado” and find over one hundred therapists to sort through. How DO you find the one that is right for you? Maybe the following tips will help you sort it all out.
Tip number one: Try finding a psychotherapist who specializes with the issue with which you want to work. Are you dealing with depression? anxiety? grief? divorce? relationship issues? or something else? Then see if you can find a therapist who specializes in the issue that is challenging you right now.
Tip number two: Find a therapist who has personally worked through the issue with which you want help. You can find out from your potential therapist if they have personal, first hand experience in their specialty areas simply by asking them. Training is important. But if your potential counselor has not ever had an opportunity to apply what they have learned to themselves first, then they may be lacking in the empathy department. Many times, the most effective therapist is the one who has experienced working through the issues you are wanting to overcome.
Tip number three: Take advantage of a free, no obligation session. As you scroll through the counselors listed on “psychotherapists Longmont Colorado,” you will find that many of them offer free first time consultations either in person or by phone. A free session in the beginning is one of the best ways to find out if a therapist is going to work for you or not since you are not out any money. For instance, during this session, you can ask your potential counselor what personal experience they have in working with the issue with which you want to work. See what they have to say about that and other questions that you have. As you listen to their responses, see how you feel. By the end of the session, you should have a good idea if the counselor is a good match for you or not.
Tip number four: It is important that you feel safe with the person you choose as your counselor. Does your potential counselor seem like the kind of person you can open up to? Are they empathetic and accepting of you and where you are in your process?
Tip number five: Trust your instincts and “lean into” your choice. When you think you have the right one for you, go ahead and set up an appointment. This first appointment can be like a “test drive” for you. Lean into it; see how it works. It should be pretty clear to you if the session worked for you or not. If it worked, great! Continue on. If not, go back to the drawing board and find the one that works for you.
About Dan Kendrick
Dan Kendrick is a Psychotherapist who practices in Longmont, Colorado. Dan specializes in depression treatment, couples counseling, relationship issues, divorce counseling and grief counseling. He also works with people who are making major life transitions, people who are wanting to ease their stress or anxiety levels, and people who are experiencing other challenges unique to them.
My Offer to You: A Free 30 Minute Phone Consultation
You may want to take Dan up on his free, no obligation offer for a 30 minute phone consultation. During this time you can ask questions about Dan and his approaches to counseling to help you determine if he is the right fit for you. Simply call (303) 485-9086 to set up your free appointment.
To find out more about Dan’s psychotherapy practice in Longmont, Colorado, click here.