How do you find a therapist? I’ve never done this before, and all the acronyms and different licenses are super confusing. What kind of provider should I be searching for?

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PhD or PsyD. You can also do a MA, LCSW or MSW, but I recommend a PhD or PsyD. Go to Psychology Today and search there

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Just look for therapist directories in your area/country and filter for those who fit your needs. Then read through many profiles, pick about a dozen or so to reach out to, have 15-30 min introductory calls, see who you gel with, go for an introductory session with one or more (if you can afford it), then eventually pick one. It’s a process but you have to do it one step at a time

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The better your fit, the more successful your therapy will be

I started with a psychiatrist, which is a good connection because they can prescribe meds if needed. The psychiatrist recommended the therapist so I didn’t have to worry about the acronyms. Because a therapist that fit my personality and needs and the psychiatrist being an MD that can prescribe meds, I had everything covered.

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im on my 4th therapist. fit is super important.

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Tried two through my firms EAP but they were not helpful 😔 also hoping to know how to find good ones …

So 15 min interviews with several to see if they are a fit as ask each for several additional names

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