Things to Consider when Looking at Therapy

Posted on September 25, 2020

by Daphne Bechrakis

Going to therapy is very beneficial to a lot of people. It can help you if you have a goal you want to accomplish, or if you’re dealing with a career change, or if you want help working through more serious issues. When you are looking at going to therapy, there are a few things to consider, especially if you have never gone before. Check out the resources below to get to know some basic information about mental health therapy!


Types of Mental Health Professionals

This resource from the National Alliance on Mental Health goes over the several different types of mental health professionals and the training and certification they undergo to be qualified to provide mental health care. 


Psychotherapy Approaches

This resource from the American Psychological Association briefly describes some of the most common therapy approaches that do not involve medication. Therapists may specialize in one or two approaches or may use a combination of multiple approaches to treat patients.  


How Do I Know If I Need Therapy?

This resource from the American Psychological Association walks you through things to consider when you are deciding if you might need therapy in order to help with more serious issues. 


How Do I Find A Good Therapist?

This article from the American Psychological Association explains things to consider when choosing a therapist that is right for you, such as insurance coverage and whether the therapist you are looking at is licensed. 


What Really Happens In a Therapy Session?

This article from Psychology Today gives a brief overview of some commonly asked questions about therapy, such as who needs it, how many sessions you may need, and what a session might or might not look like. 

Daphne Bechrakis

Daphne Bechrakis

Daphne is a Public Services Librarian and Harry Potter enthusiast. In her free time, she enjoys reading, adding books to her ever-growing “to-be-read” list, hiking, and watching terrible movies with friends. One of her current life goals is to collect the entirety of the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett. Her bucket list includes seeing the Aurora Borealis and going to Yellowstone National Park. She is the proud owner of a spider-plant named Skullcrusher III, first of its kind, which she has somehow managed not to kill yet.
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