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 that you can explore on our services page.
If you’re in immediate need of assistance, please dial 911 or contact a medical professional.