Deciding to seek help is a big first step. From there, it’s important to find the right therapist, because you’re more likely to find success in therapy if you and your therapist are well matched. The best therapist for you is the one who has the appropriate training and expertise to treat the issues you want to work on.
When to seek therapy: It can be difficult to decide if and when psychotherapy would be helpful. A general guideline that we recommend is called the “interference rule.” That is, if a problem is significantly interfering in your ability to live your life in the way you’d like, then psychotherapy may be helpful.[Read more…]