How to choose a therapist

How to choose a therapist 

In our last post we talked about what to ask during your consultation with a prospective therapist. But how do you even choose a therapist? 

Determine your goals The therapist you choose should be someone you feel comfortable talking to, has training and/or experience in the area you want to work on. Before you begin your search, think about what you want to accomplish or work on in your life. Perhaps you have a traumatic experience that haunts you, and you’re unable to talk about it without becoming distressed. A trauma therapist like Gladis Rendon might be a great fit for you. Trauma therapists often are trained in techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) or trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT). These approaches can help to reduce distress when talking about a traumatic event and can powerfully support your healing process. 

Find someone you can relate to Many people are more comfortable speaking with someone who has a shared narrative. Here at Power Talk Therapy, we have therapists with diverse experiences and backgrounds. Perhaps you’re a veteran and want to talk with someone who would understand your experience. Here at Power Talk Therapy, we have several therapists who are veterans such as  Dr. Cristina Bautista, Simon Chan  or  Angel Soriano. 

Who will be a part of the therapy? If you’re having issues in your relationship with your romantic partner, you might explore couples therapy. Couples therapists can help you to find solutions to recurring arguments by identifying underlying or unresolved issues. Maya Attia specializes in working with couples and has experience supporting people in the LGBTQ community and utilizes approaches such as EFT (Emotionally focused therapy) which can help to better understand the underlying feelings associated with relational issues. 

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