Deciding to seek help to work through past trauma is a big yet important step in the recovery process. When it comes to therapy, you have many options, and finding the right therapist is not a one-size-fits-all situation. When you are ready to work with a mental health professional, the following tips can help you find the right therapist to work through past trauma.
- Do Your Research- Before diving into therapy, do your research. Determine what you need help with, what credentials are important to you in a therapist, and the type of treatment you are interested in.
- Identify Your Goals- What do you want to accomplish by going to therapy? When you and your therapist work together toward the same goals, you will be able to accomplish much more. As you go through trauma therapy, your goals may change. Talk to your therapist about the changing direction of your treatment plan and what your needs are as they evolve.
- Test the Connection- After you find a therapist who seems like they can help, take note of the connection you have during your first appointment. Although your therapist does not have to become your best friend, you should feel comfortable sharing your experiences and feelings with them. Do not be afraid to ask about their treatment philosophy and other things that are important to you during that initial appointment.
Whether you are coping with trauma, grief, or relationship issues, the right therapist can help you move forward. To schedule an appointment with Dr. James Campbell, contact the office of Dr. James Campbell, LLC today.