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Tips for Finding a Counselor or Therapist

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Psychological counselors and therapists

The terms counselor and therapist cover a variety of trained professionals. The differences between therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, and counselors may not be as important to you as finding someone with whom you are comfortable.

Professionals who might provide counseling services include:

Some insurance plans do not cover all types of therapists. Check with your insurance company for details.

When calling to make an appointment

If you go to a therapist and don't like what happens, don't give up on the idea of counseling. Sometimes a different counselor will fit your personality better. Try again with someone new.


Credits for Tips for Finding a Counselor or Therapist

Current as of: September 23, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Christine R. Maldonado PhD - Behavioral Health


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