In outworld today because we often feel the urge to pour out our minds, or we feel the urge to have a good earto pour out our minds to,many people have taken advantage of these and begin to parade themselves as therapists. Even though most of these people did not take the necessary certification courses such as NPTE Prep Course, neither do they have the proper certifications but yet theyregard themselves as therapists.
Perhaps this is because they have a penchantfor listening or they are just people’s persons.This makes them feel that they have what it takesto make great therapists withoutattempting for the necessary certifications.
There have been many such cases and it could be exasperating but in the course of this article,we will bring you how tospot great therapists and how to find one with whom you can work compatibly.
How to know a good therapist
In a bid not to fall forfakes orindividuals who are incompetent as regards the counseling career,this article brings you a couple of items on how you can spot and work with an effective and competent therapist
Who is the competent therapist?
Competent therapistsare those who have dotted all their I’s andcrossed all the necessary T’s as it regards mental health counseling and above all suchpersonsare licensedand certified bythe necessarybodies in the field of psychology.
- Referrals; can spot you a good therapist, for instance, you could seek the guidance ofyourmedical doctor or dentist or other people that you trust to be vast in their fields.
They can successfullyrecommend you to great therapists that you can work with. More often, than not people would only introduce you to the services they test(ed) andtrust(ed) and by so doing, they help youcompetentlyget your mental or emotional life balanced.
- Credentials; look out for yourprospective therapistcredentials.Takea cursory look around their offices, and look them up on business networking sites.You can also detect efficiencythrough having a chit chatwith them.Note that the latter might not be 100% reliable or accurate.
- Asking questions; is some of the tricks in the book, asking questions will help you understand and pick the mind of your prospective therapists and by so doing understand his/her manner of reasoning. This approach can help you with a picture of how your sessions might be moving forward.
- Your goals; oftentimes when you do not even have your goals mapped out, it is hard for any sort of therapy, counseling, or intervention of any form to fix or ameliorate your psychological issues.
So clearly stating out your goals will help you to know and have a perfect understanding of what you want to achieve.And, by so doing you can measure progress over time with your therapist because your goals are clearly set.
Bonus point; it would be unfair to any therapists for you to be without goals or what you need to take home from your session but yet tag therapists as not competent enough.