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How do you pick a counselor??

Mar 13, 2008 - 1 comments

I’m really depressed today and I can’t snap out of it!  I’m sitting at my desk trying to focus on work but I just can’t.  I keep telling myself “focus Kris, focus” but my mind keeps wandering off.  I’m trying to remain positive; think happy thoughts.  Well it’s not working and all I want to do is sleep.  I want to go home and crawl under the covers and stay there until tomorrow morning.

This is not good.  How do I snap out of this mood?  I was thinking about trying to find a counselor but where do you start; how do I pick?  I did a search on my healthcares website and I got 50 names within 10miles.    I think I would prefer speaking to a woman so that narrowed down the search to 17 names.  I guess I just pick on randomly and try and make an appointment.  Does anyone have any suggestions?

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by Jerzeegal, Mar 18, 2008
Picking a counselor is basically trial and error. They need to be someone you feel comfortable with and someone you will open to. The only way to do this is to meet them. Psychology today website has a listing of many therapists and gives a list of there primary focus and a little background info. You might want to check that out as well. You also should determine whether you want to see a psychiatrist or a psychologist and someone who has a masters in social work with a counseling certification.

Personally I chose a psychologist as my therapist but did check out his credentials.

Good Luck

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