Therapy is a great treatment option for many mental health conditions. About four out of every ten American adults have gone for counseling at some point in their lives. However, there are times when you and your therapist may not click or it turns out your therapist does not provide the type of treatment you were looking for.
If you are looking to switch your therapist, but you are not sure how to go about it, here are a few tips to keep in mind.
Talk to Your Therapist First
During your therapy session, have a conversation with your therapist about why you think you may need to see someone else. There may be a possibility that your issues with your therapist, such as the type of therapy being used, can be fixed. Keep in mind that your therapist will not be upset if you decide to change therapists. You can tell them that you are concerned you might not be meeting your therapy goals with them. If your therapist does not seem to have a solution for your worries, it is ok to tell them that you are moving on to someone else.
Have a Consultation With Another Therapist
You can try out another therapist before you quit on your current one. Scheduling a consultation with another therapist before you quit your current therapist can help you assess whether you will get a better service. Collective Counseling Solutions can help you find a therapist that works with your insurance so you do not need to worry about whether or not you will be financially covered.
Ask for a Recommendation
If you have made the decision to change therapists and you have talked about it with your current therapist, you can ask them for a recommendation. They may be able to refer you to someone who specializes in the treatment options you are looking for. You can also skip this step if the reason you are switching therapists is that you are not fond of your current therapist. Instead, check online reviews or get recommendations from friends. Collective Counseling Solutions’ therapist finder can help you narrow down your options to help you find the right therapist for you.
When finding a new therapist, be sure to check out Collective Counseling Solutions’ therapist finder tool. Before you commit to a new therapist, schedule a consultation with them and do not be afraid to reach out to more than one therapist to find one you like. For more information about how to use our therapist finder tool, contact Collective Counseling Solutions today.