How to Choose the Right Therapist

When you’re suffering with a mental health problem, making the decision to seek help is hard enough, much less trying to figure out where to go for assistance. This task can seem daunting, especially when you’re already overwhelmed. Beverly Palmer, a clinical psychologist in Torrance, California, suggests seeking a recommendation from your doctor or someone you know. Some mental health conditions have organizations that can direct you to a qualified provider, Palmer says. Another good resource, especially if you don’t have insurance, is your county health clinic. You can also search online or in a phone book for “mental health” services in your area; however, remember that anyone can call themselves a counselor.

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