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WHY A PSYCHOLOGIST?
HOW DO I CHOOSE A PSYCHOLOGIST?
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT WHEN I SEE A PSYCHOLOGIST?
HOW WILL I KNOW IF THERAPY IS WORKING?
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Why a psychologist?
A psychologist can help an individual better understand their life. It’s normal to have difficulties and worries throughout life and a psychologist can offer techniques through different forms of therapy to help individuals overcome various issues. A psychologist can provide an unbiased and educated opinion that will help individuals gain perspective and insight into relationships, job, family, and life in general. Learn more…
How do I choose a psychologist?
There are many different ways to find a psychologist. You can ask your physician or another health professional. Call your local or state psychological association. Consult a local university or college department of psychology. Ask family and friends. Contact your area community mental health center. Inquire at your church or synagogue. Or, use our free online referral service. Learn more…
What should I expect when I see a psychologist?
When you arrive at your first appointment, you will be asked for any financial documentation that was requested, such as insurance cards, who is responsible for payments, etc. This should be previously discussed when you are scheduling your first appointment as not all psychologists accept the same form of insurance and payment. For more information on insurance click here.
The initial visit is a period for you and your therapist to get to know each other and get an idea how to proceed. Keep in mind that psychotherapy is a long-term process. You will not get any instant solutions to your problems the first day. Therapy is about equipping you with life-long solutions rather than a quick fix. The psychologist and patient work the best when they work together. You are likely to gain the most benefit from counseling if you are committed to the process and attend regularly. You can discuss with your psychologist the frequency of your appointments and what will work best for your needs. Learn more…
How will I know if therapy is working?
As you begin therapy, you should establish clear goals with your psychologist. Perhaps you want to overcome feelings of hopelessness associated with depression. Or maybe you would like to control a fear that disrupts your daily life. Keep in mind that certain tasks require more time to accomplish than others. Learn more…