Going through a “talk” therapy can do wonders for your mental health. It can unburden you of whatever is weighing you down and you can tell your experiences sans the judgments.
However, finding the right one can be a difficult process. To lessen the pain of finding the right therapist, you can simply follow these tips:
- Know your preferences
Preference is normal, especially when you are looking for someone to whom you will share your secrets and deepest thoughts. Before making any scouting moves for psychotherapist Dubai professionals, have list of preferences. Preferences can help you narrow down possible choices and eliminate those will not meet your “criteria”. The preferences or criteria can be your preferred location, rate, and gender of the therapist to their work experience. Make sure that you are certain with your list so as to pick the wrong one and then jump from one therapist to another.
Asking your friends and relatives might be a little hard for you, especially if you are not keen on telling why you are looking for one. If you are not comfortable revealing that you need one that is why you are asking them for referrals, just them it is for a friend asking a favor. It might make you feel a little guilty, but it is safer for you than to reveal the true reasons behind it. While you are at it, ask them why they prefer these therapists and what is so special about this. This is a subtle way of asking them for their therapists’ standing in terms of knowledge and how they deal with patients.
Some patients are wary of looking for Dubai therapist online, but it is worth the try. One advantage is, you are saving yourself from asking people for referrals and not risk your secret from being revealed to everyone. There are a lot of therapist who wanted to reach out to as many clients as they want which is why they set up an online page. When you are scouting online for a therapist, be sure to walk through the site and check their experience and credibility. Get the feel of what they are offering and see if it matches your criteria.
- Check the medical institutions
Another way of scouting for therapist is looking at medical institutions. There are medical facilities who have a Psychology department that handles therapies. You can check out these facilities and ask the receptionist for the credentials of therapists who are handling their clients. You can also asks the names of these professionals and check their credentials online.
- Make an appointment
Once you gathered and narrowed down the list of referrals and names you have against your criteria, you can now set an appointment with your prospective therapists. From the first meeting, observe and get the feel of his office. Talk to him about your case and get a sense if you can trust him enough to be your therapist.