Good for you. You’re an individual, or the relative of an individual, in need of healing. You have reached this page, which is a step in the right direction. And that’s all it takes: a step. But you’re wondering where to go for therapy, what it is like and how it feels. Most of all, you want to know who it is you’re trusting with your recovery. There are a variety of tools you can take to get to know your therapist before actually meeting them.
Step One: Review Sites
There are many sites out there that offer reviews of local therapists in McKinney. Most of them offer a description of the counselor, qualifications (including years in practice, school and licensing information), insurance networks, costs and other credentials. For example, explore this one about Dr. Dean Aslinia. Sites such as these provide an outside perspective that helps you get to know what’s out there.
Step Two: Counselor Practice Website
Knowledge is power. You should peruse around the therapist’s own site for further information about their type of practice. On their practice site, counselors often present: what services they offer, their particular type of therapy, descriptions of the physical framework of their facilities, their location, and any forms or information you may need to bring in during your initial appointment. Feel free to review New Horizons Center for Healing.
Step Three: Social Media Pages
Nowadays, most McKinney counseling centers operate social media pages. Believe it or not, this is actually one of the best ways to get to know a therapist or clinic. Many social media pages present more informal information that is very useful to clients in getting to know their counselor. For example, you can check out their Facebook page for specials, bios, and helpful advice for everyday living such as “10 Commandments of Mental Health” or this YouTube video that introduces clients to its facilities and services. These offer great tools to provide you more information.
Step Four: Follow Up References
Yet perhaps the best way to find out more about therapists in McKinney is to ask your doctor or other medical professionals. Doctors care about their patients and want them to succeed when they enter more long-term care. They have not only pulse on the industry and the best therapists out there, but also on who you are and who would be the most effective choice for your recovery. Following up on referrals is a great way to meet your therapist as soon as possible.
Step Five: Choose
The relationship between therapist and client is sacred. This means a combination of someone who makes you feel comfortable and at the same time pushes you out of your comfort zone to envision a future of freedom and safety. Once you have gathered all the information you can, choose who is best for you and who will help you recover in the most holistic way.