How to find a therapist that’s right for you

How to find a therapist that’s right for you

A therapist’s guide on how to find a therapist that’s right for you.

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Helplines:
NAMI: https://www.nami.org/help
SAMHSA: https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline

Mental health organizations:
Anxiety and Depression Association of America: https://adaa.org
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance: https://www.dbsalliance.org
International OCD Foundation: https://iocdf.org
Tourette Association of America: https://tourette.org
The TLC Foundation for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors: https://www.bfrb.org
National Eating Disorders Association: https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org

For a cognitive behavioral therapist:
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapist: https://www.abct.org/Home/
Effective Child Therapy: https://effectivechildtherapy.org

Therapy for people of color:
Therapy for Black Girls: https://therapyforblackgirls.com
Therapy for Black Men: https://therapyforblackmen.org
Melanin and Mental Health: https://www.melaninandmentalhealth.com
Ayana Therapy: https://www.ayanatherapy.com

LGBTQ+ affirming therapists:
Gaylesta: https://directory.gaylesta.org/find-a-therapist/

General listing:
Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists

Support groups:
NAMI: https://www.nami.org/Find-Your-Local-NAMI/Affiliate/Programs?classkey=a1x36000003TN9TAAW
Mental Health America: https://www.mhanational.org/find-support-groups

Learn more about mental health: https://www.jedfoundation.org/mental-health-resource-center/

Take a mental health test: https://screening.mhanational.org/screening-tools/

How Do I Find a Good Therapist? https://www.apa.org/ptsd-guideline/patients-and-families/finding-good-therapist

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0:00​ – Introduction
2:26 – Know what you can afford
4:32 – How to find a therapist
19:40 – Questions to ask a therapist
24:46 – How to decide
29:37 – Conclusion

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