Finding a Therapist, Counselor, or Psychologist in Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City, Utah is a great place to live. The mountains and outdoors, friendly people, culture and strong economy draw many people to this great state. And that doesn’t mean that people here don’t have many challenges, that you don’t need support. If you are looking for a counselor or therapist—I’d like to help you find someone who can help.
Here are tips I would give to a family member or friend who is trying to find a counselor.
First, decide what you want from counseling or therapy
Imagine what that change would look like in your life, and then consider the value of making that change. That vision will help you make it through the process to finding the right counselor for you.
Next, start looking
Many people get stuck at this step, and it maybe the hardest step for you. Simply taking action will create momentum toward your what you want to achieve in therapy. Online research and referrals from people you trust are a good place to start.
Give them a call and talk to them
Once you find a counselor or therapist you want to work with, give them a call and talk to them. Talk about what you want help with, how they work, and ask about their experience. This will allow you to start to get a good feel of how it would be to work with this person.
Trust your gut
If your gut says you need to start therapy, then trust your gut. If you feel good about a therapist you start to talk to, then trust in that feeling. Our gut feelings or intuition often has a wisdom that our thinking, logical minds do not, and in my experience trusting in our feelings usually serves us well.
Once you start therapy, jump in
Once you start therapy, engage in the process, and work with your therapist to be able to be as open as you can. This will help to maximize the odds of getting everything you can out of your experience. And remember: counseling is effective and can changes lives.
I hope this helps you find the right counselor or therapist in Salt Lake City. If you are feeling stuck feel free to call me at 801-755-5138 for a free 20 minute phone consultation. I’d be happy to hear about what is happening and help direct you to the right person. If you are looking for help with anxiety, PTSD, or trauma you can read more about how I can help you here.