Why you Should Consider a Therapist

April 10, 2018 at 12:33 PM Leave a comment

Have you been considering an appointment with a psychotherapist? Therapy is a great idea, but it’s important to go to the right psychotherapist. Otherwise, you’re liable to find someone who will take advantage of you. Or even if they’re good people, sometimes they’re just not the right fit for helping you with your mental illness. Luckily, Clarity Clinic is here to help.

If you’re curious what to look for in a qualified psychotherapist, and why Clarity Clinic Therapists may be the right clinic for you. Clarity Clinic hires only the most qualified professionals to help you deal with executive function issues, attention issues, GAD, and other disorders and illnesses that keep you from living life to the fullest. No one wants to suffer unnecessarily.

The United States has an odd distaste for therapy and psychology. For this reason, people often try to “power through” their illness or disorder. You don’t have to live that way. It’s a terrible way to live, going day to day without knowing if you can trust your own mind. Here are some things to look for in a qualified therapist.

Makes You Challenge Your Judgments

It’s easy to find a therapist who will agree with everything you say. It’s just as easy to find one who’ll tell you that everything is your fault. A good therapist will use similar words and phrases, but use them to make you question your own statements. This isn’t the same as gaslighting. A good therapist is honest about it when they ask you if you really mean something, or if you’re saying it because you think you should. Rather than telling you whether you’re right or wrong, they get you to ask yourself if you really mean what you think you mean.

Challenges Your Thinking

A good therapist makes you challenge your own thoughts. A bad therapist makes you question if you’re able to trust your own thoughts. It’s a subtle but very important difference. When a person needs therapy, it’s because they’re holding on to some form of toxic thinking or coping mechanism. It’s important to challenge things you assume are true, because many of those things may be tainted with disordered thinking. A good therapist doesn’t say “you’re wrong”, but instead says “why do you think that?”

Proper Specialty

Not all therapists are the same, nor are they all trained the same way. If you don’t feel comfortable with a therapist, or you feel as if you’re just not having a good connection with them, don’t be afraid to get a different one. If you need a specialized form of therapy, such as DBT or CBT, seeing a general therapist won’t help you.  

Helps You Feel Comfortable

This is similar to not being browbeaten, but it has a few key differences. A good therapist not only helps you question your assumptions, they help you learn how to be yourself. If you feel like you have to hide parts of yourself from your therapist, then either you’re not approaching therapy right or, just as likely, they’re not a good fit for you. This is different from not talking about certain subjects. Sometimes you don’t need to bring up a topic for completely mundane reasons. But if you feel like you have to hide parts of yourself, then you have the wrong therapist.

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