people have a difficult time in finding an effective mental health
counselor. Just like everything in life, you have your good counselors
and you have your not so great counselors. The key is to find one
that will help you solve your current mental health problems. If
you do not know what you are looking for or where to start, then
here are a few ideas in how to find a good mental health counselor.
To Your Doctor Or Primary Care Physician
or family doctor is a great source in finding a good counselor.
Explain to your doctor your problems and he or she can put you in
the right direction in seeking the proper help.
To Your Local Hospital
Your local hospital
is another source you can use to find a good counselor. A hospital
is also a good source of finding many different mental health programs
in your area. Hospitals know a lot of good counselors and programs
in your area and they can lead you in the right direction.
Your Friends And Relatives
Use your network
of friends and relatives to see if any of them know of any good
counselors in your area. This can be effective if it does not bother
you that other people know that you are seeking a counselor. Many
churches and nonprofit mental health agencies have a variety of
mental health programs and asking the people who run these programs
could also lead you in the right direction.
for a counselor or finding a mental health program, always ask for
someone who has a good reputation. Remember that finding a counselor
to help you depends on how you interact with the counselor and how
they interact with you. It may take a couple of times to find the
right person, but do not give up. Finding a good counselor will
pay off for you in the long run, so be persistent in finding the
right person for you.
the key components of having an effective mental health counselor
is affordability, the ability to effectively talk to your counselor,
and most importantly, is your counselor able to find the answers
to your current problems. If you do not see any improvement in your
mental health condition after a couple of months of working with
your current counselor, you may want to find someone else. The main
point of talking to a counselor is to help manage your mental health
issues and to get better.
is the author of "A Layman's Guide to Managing Fear Using Psychology,
Christianity and Non Resistant Methods" - an easy to read book
that presents a general overview of techniques that are effective
in managing persistent fears and anxieties.