If you want to save your relationship or work past an issue your family is facing, therapy might be vital. The right therapist can have a positive impact on your relationship and family.
Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to find a therapist that’s a good fit for your situation. Here are some tips on how to find a marriage or family therapist.
Choose a Qualified Therapist
It’s important to make sure you choose a qualified therapist. They should hold a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or doctorate in marriage and family therapy from an accredited college or university. The therapist should also be licensed to practice in the state you live in. Additional credentials in certain types of therapy or areas of therapy are also ideal.
Reach Out to Organizations
Are you trying to find a therapist that specializes in a certain area of mental health? If so, consider reaching out to a national foundation, organization or helpline to see if they can recommend someone in your area.
For example, if you’re looking for a therapist who treats alcoholism, consider reaching out to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. If you’re