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There are plenty of therapists out there whose help you could benefit from, and exploring them can seem intimidating at first. Read on to learn more about finding a therapist who’s a good match for you. 

What do therapists do? 

What don’t therapists do?! Therapists (or counselors) are certified professionals trained to help you navigate life’s ups and downs. No two therapists are alike, and there are many different kinds of therapy to explore. Want to learn more about your options? Click here to read our blog post about different kinds of therapy. We’ll help you find the right practice for you. Pro tip: Want even more options? Check out PsychologyToday’s Types of Therapy page to be slightly overwhelmed (but also super informed) about your options.

It’s important to acknowledge that most therapists are not doctors and cannot prescribe psychiatric medications. If you’re looking for help with psychiatric and medication management, make sure to look specifically for a psychiatrist or a psychiatric nurse practitioner.

What should I consider when choosing a therapist? 

There are a number of things to consider when selecting a therapist, and licensing is at the top of the list. Finding a therapist with licensing ensures they have been trained to work with you. 

Next, you may consider health insurance coverage. If you’re insured, your search should be tailored to your health insurance plan so that you pay as little as possible out-of-pocket for each session. Also consider how many sessions your insurance is willing to cover.

Today, there are numerous options for seeking the best therapist for you. If you’re interested in both in-person and virtual therapy options, you can browse databases like the American Psychological Association’s Psychologist Locator or PsychologyToday’s therapist search. Be sure to utilize the available filters to look for matches that suit you best!

On the other hand, there are a few services where you can conduct therapy 100% online. Services like BetterHelp and Talkspace allow you to connect with licensed therapists over the internet. Beyond live sessions over video chat, you can also message your therapist at any time through their virtual chat systems!

Does Leda provide therapy? 

Right now, we don’t offer therapy here at Leda. But we do have numerous options designed to support your healing journey.

For healing content right to your inbox, sign up for our Healing Newsletter. In it, you can expect grounding practices for home, healing journal prompts, and more!

Leda Health also offers holistic Healing Circles virtually for those who have experienced sexual harm. These Circles provide an inclusive and supportive environment where survivors can use yoga, art, dance, and poetry to work through their healing journeys. For more info, visit Leda.co

In addition, we support those who’ve caused harm or feel at risk of causing harm with our virtual Accountability Circles. This 16-week program is for those actively working toward accountability and growth. With an experienced facilitator, participants will work to deepen their understanding of consent, boundaries, and harm reduction. For more info, visit AccountabilityCircles.co. 

If you’re in immediate need of assistance, please dial 911 or contact a medical professional. 

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Here’s How to Find The Best Therapist For You

There are plenty of therapists out there whose help you could benefit from, and exploring them can seem intimidating at first. Read on to learn more about finding a therapist who’s a good match for you. 

What do therapists do? 

What don’t therapists do?! Therapists (or counselors) are certified professionals trained to help you navigate life’s ups and downs. No two therapists are alike, and there are many different kinds of therapy to explore. Want to learn more about your options? Click here to read our blog post about different kinds of therapy. We’ll help you find the right practice for you. Pro tip: Want even more options? Check out PsychologyToday’s Types of Therapy page to be slightly overwhelmed (but also super informed) about your options.

It’s important to acknowledge that most therapists are not doctors and cannot prescribe psychiatric medications. If you’re looking for help with psychiatric and medication management, make sure to look specifically for a psychiatrist or a psychiatric nurse practitioner.

What should I consider when choosing a therapist? 

There are a number of things to consider when selecting a therapist, and licensing is at the top of the list. Finding a therapist with licensing ensures they have been trained to work with you. 

Next, you may consider health insurance coverage. If you’re insured, your search should be tailored to your health insurance plan so that you pay as little as possible out-of-pocket for each session. Also consider how many sessions your insurance is willing to cover.

Today, there are numerous options for seeking the best therapist for you. If you’re interested in both in-person and virtual therapy options, you can browse databases like the American Psychological Association’s Psychologist Locator or PsychologyToday’s therapist search. Be sure to utilize the available filters to look for matches that suit you best!

On the other hand, there are a few services where you can conduct therapy 100% online. Services like BetterHelp and Talkspace allow you to connect with licensed therapists over the internet. Beyond live sessions over video chat, you can also message your therapist at any time through their virtual chat systems!

Does Leda provide therapy? 

Right now, we don’t offer therapy here at Leda. But we do have numerous options designed to support your healing journey.

For healing content right to your inbox, sign up for our Healing Newsletter. In it, you can expect grounding practices for home, healing journal prompts, and more!

Leda Health also offers holistic Healing Circles virtually for those who have experienced sexual harm. These Circles provide an inclusive and supportive environment where survivors can use yoga, art, dance, and poetry to work through their healing journeys. For more info, visit Leda.co

In addition, we support those who’ve caused harm or feel at risk of causing harm with our virtual Accountability Circles. This 16-week program is for those actively working toward accountability and growth. With an experienced facilitator, participants will work to deepen their understanding of consent, boundaries, and harm reduction. For more info, visit AccountabilityCircles.co. 

If you’re in immediate need of assistance, please dial 911 or contact a medical professional. 

Leda Health’s services are not replacements for the care of licensed medical professionals. Always seek advice from your physician or another health provider for any and all medical conditions. If you are in an emergency or need immediate medical care, call 911. Text "Leda" to 741741 to speak with a compassionate, trained Crisis Counselor. Confidential support 24/7, for free.