Does it really matter what therapist I go to? Can I just see any therapist? The simple answer is no, you can’t. In order to have a good experience with therapy, you need to work with the right therapist. Here at Perspectives Counseling Centers, we believe it’s not only important to find a knowledgeable therapist. It’s also important to find a therapist you like.
Let’s take a look at why you should like your therapist.
You’ll Feel More Comfortable
Talking to your therapist should feel like a conversation with a friend. This is someone who will support you and guide you through your life transitions, not just a sounding board for you to talk to. If you feel comfortable in therapy, you’re more likely to open up. This is when the real progress is made. We want you to feel safe, comforted, and respected during every therapy appointment so you can get the tools to improve your life.
It’s Easier to Build Trust
Trust is crucial in therapy. Your therapist should be someone you can tell your deepest secrets to because that is the source of your healing. All therapy appointments at Perspectives Counseling Centers are completely confidential, so you can speak out knowing that your privacy is protected. When you have a therapist you like and can trust, you feel safe talking in that confidential environment. It’s a winning situation all the way around.
You’ll Feel Understood
When you connect with your therapist, you feel more understood. It’s not just a person listening to you with a clipboard. It’s an active participant in your life. You should never feel ignored in therapy. It’s your therapist’s job to listen to your thoughts, feelings, emotions, and experiences to help you improve your quality of life. Working with a therapist you like ensures that you feel valued and heard.
You’ll Get More Accomplished
With all the factors above in mind, you will get more accomplished in therapy if you like your therapy. You can open up more and talk about the issues you need to resolve. You will also be more likely to take your therapist’s advice if you trust what he or she has to say. You get the benefit of talking to a professional, but you will feel as comfortable as you would with a friend.
You Will Want to Continue Therapy
One of the biggest reasons people stop going to therapy is because they do not like their counselor. Not only is this a frustrating and discouraging experience, but it’s also a danger to your mental health. You looked for a therapist because you had an issue to resolve. Leaving early means leaving without that resolution. That’s why we take the time to match each patient with the best therapist for his or her needs. We want you to get the top-quality mental health care you deserve from your first appointment.
How to Get Matched with a Therapist You’ll Like
At Perspectives Counseling Centers in Michigan, we match each person with the best therapist for his or her needs. When you contact one of our counseling centers, we will ask some simple questions to determine which therapist is most qualified to assist you. For example, if you are looking for marriage counseling, we will pair you with a licensed marriage counselor. If you need divorce prevention services, we have specialists on hand for that.
No matter what your situation may be, we have a therapist who can help you. Give us a call at (248) 244-8644 to get matched with a therapist in Michigan.