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Utah Counseling: How to Find the Best Therapist for You
Utah Counseling: How to Find a Therapist
So, you want to see someone for counseling in Utah. Great! You have come to the right place. However, finding the right therapist can be overwhelming and complicated. It can be a challenge to know where to look or how to know which therapist is right for you. (Related Article: Marriage Counseling with a Utah Therapist).
Today, we will talk about things to consider when searching for a therapist. You will also learn about how to get started and make an appointment.
New year, new you! Maybe you want to see a counselor to help improve yourself and set goals. Maybe you just got married, and you and your spouse are having a hard time communicating. Or maybe you just went through an unexpected break up and you aren’t sure what to do next. (Related article: When is it a good time to seek counseling?).
There are many reasons why you might look into counseling. A therapist can help with problems related to emotions, relationships, goals, parenting, decision making, and more. If you are considering counseling, chances are there is a therapist who is available and qualified to help. (Related article: Depression Counseling).
There are a few limited situations where our office may not be ideal for your needs. For example, if you are experiencing severe suicidal ideation or hallucinations, or if you are looking for therapy services for a court order (ie: anger management counseling or reunification therapy), it will be best to search for a specialist in those areas or contact the local ER.
Another aspect you will need to consider when searching for a therapist is your typical availability for appointments. Most therapists will ask to see you once a week for an hour long appointment. However, if you have unique scheduling needs, there are therapists who can help with that, too. It is important to understand that your therapy experience will be more effective if you attend regular, consistent appointments. Ideally, you will not be seeing your therapist indefinitely, but there is a time investment that comes with working on things in therapy. (Related: How to Make the Most Out of Therapy).
Insurance and Payment
You may hesitate to start therapy because it can seem expensive. Cost and budget are important aspects to consider when searching for your therapist. If you have health insurance coverage, don’t be afraid to ask our scheduler to check and see if we may be in network. You can also pay for therapy with an HSA or FSA account, and many therapists have affordable out of pocket rates as well.
Paying for therapy can seem like a major commitment. However, it is important to remember why you are attending therapy and seeking help. Therapy is a financial investment, but often times putting off finding a therapist and getting started will prolong the problem. (Related Article: Marriage Counseling- Does it Work?) Waiting may even end up costing you more in the long run. Plus, your therapist will work to ensure that your time is used wisely in your appointments and that you are learning the skills you need to take with you outside of the therapy office.
If you are seeking a therapist, it will be ideal to find someone who understands your unique needs. Your therapist will have a general education and understanding of many different mental health subjects, like depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. However, a particular therapist may have specified training in a particular subject or style of therapy. (Related article: About Marriage and Family Therapists). Be sure to mention these requests and concerns as you schedule your appointment. That important information can help us find the best fit for you.
How to Get Started
Ready to take the first step? Click the following link to schedule a utah counseling appointment with us today in Orem, South Jordan, or Spanish Fork.
Written by Lauren Adkins