Finding an Indiana therapist can be a very daunting process. For many people, this is scary. In fact, it may be something that they have put off for a long time because of this fear. It is scary to go to a stranger to talk about things you may not have talked with anyone about before. Many people wonder how you choose a therapist. And, once you see a therapist, how might you know it is the right therapist for you.
When choosing an Indiana therapist, you will want to read over their background and their bios to see if you agree with how they talk about therapy. Many people will choose a therapist whose bio “spoke to them.” So, you may want to seek out a therapist who has experience in whatever issue you are experiencing. Or, maybe they specialize in a type of therapy that you’re interested in. It is important to know these things going into meeting your therapist.
Many people may meet with their therapist for the first meeting or two and wonder if the therapist they are seeing is the best fit for them.
Here are some signs that you’ve found the right Indiana therapist:
You feel comfortable talking with them, and feel you can trust them.
It will always be hard at first to open up with a stranger. The goal is that you feel that as the therapeutic relationship grows with your therapist so does the trust. Not everyone will mesh personality-wise. That is ok. It is important that you feel comfortable or you won’t open up like you need to to start working through your stuff.
You feel heard and understood
It is important that you feel that your therapist listens to you and really hears what you are saying. You should feel validated as the therapist understands you. Additionally, your therapist may push you to see things from another point of view. You should not feel like you are being judged, or that the therapist does not understand.
You feel safe.
The therapist should create a safe space for you to discuss what you need to discuss. This includes a nonjudgmental environment that does not leave you guarded. You should feel physically and emotionally safe to process what you need to.
You feel like you are working towards your goals.
This can be done through collaboration with your therapist as well as on your own. You can take what you have learned and practiced in session and practice it between sessions. It is important that you feel that there is growth happening and that symptoms have improved. Even if it is only a little bit at a time. Your therapist should help guide you in this progress.
Overall, many people feel guilty when they are having feelings that their therapist may not be the best fit for them. They might worry about hurting the therapist’s feelings. Or, they may also feel that it could be harder the change therapists. So, they stay with their therapist because it is comfortable. They don’t want to have to open everything up with someone new. A good therapist will be happy to talk with you about the fit and whether they are the best therapist for you. Ideally, their priority is for you to get the best help. If you aren’t feeling like it is the best fit, then it won’t be the best for you.
Begin Therapy With an Indiana Therapist Today
Our Greenwood, IN counseling practice can help you work through trauma, and live life to the fullest. You can view more information on our team of caring therapists today. Or, if you have more questions about counseling, feel free to visit our FAQ page. To begin therapy with an Indiana therapist, please follow these steps:
- Set up an appointment with our counseling clinic
- Learn more about our counseling practice and our therapy team
- Begin your therapy journey.
Services Offered at Renewed hope Counseling
Our Greenwood, IN counseling center offers many mental health services. Our therapy services include online therapy, EMDR certification and consultations, anxiety treatment, depression treatment, trauma treatment and PTSD treatment, counseling for new mothers, perinatal anxiety and mood disorders, couples therapy and marriage counseling, teen counseling, and family therapy.