Most people look for help in many different areas before actually reaching out to a therapist or counselor. They may seek advice from friends or family. They may read self-help books trying to implement written advice. They may go to their medical doctor wondering if there is a physical problem. They may try to lose weight, start an exercise program or even try traveling to get away for awhile. But in the end they realize they need help...professional help, a therapist, a counselor...someone to help them to make sense of their thoughts, emotions, and actions. And then the question arises...
How to Find a Therapist in Mobile, Alabama?
Word of mouth is one way to find a therapist. When looking for a new hair stylist, a doctor, a pediatrician, etc we are quick to reach out to our friends and families for recommendations. Finding a therapist is no different. Ask for suggestions from those you trust. Many of a therapist's referrals come from just that...happy clients who have shared positive reviews with others.
Psychology Today is an online directory that lists therapists in your area. Each therapist has an extensive profile listing specialty areas, fees, treatment modalities, location, etc. After finding a few therapists that appeal to you, call for a consultation or send questions via email about specifics such as availability of scheduling, whether the therapist is accepting new clients, or what does the therapist enjoy about counseling.
You can also google therapists in your area. Although this takes more time, you will be able to see therapists' websites. Seeing pictures, the style of the website, reading a few blog posts will give you more insight about if this therapist may meet your specific needs.
Finding a therapist or counselor in Mobile, Alabama does not need to be an overwhelming task. But it does take time...it's a personal choice and not all therapists may be a good fit. Your ability to cultivate good rapport with your therapist and she or he with you is key to meeting your goals for counseling.
Schedule your free 15 minute phone consultation here or call 251-216-9653 today.