Updated: May 27, 2022
Therapy is a journey of transformation. As you go on with your life, you will experience ups and downs, through which you will discover yourself. It is a reflection on those aspects and dimensions of your life that may have not come up to the surface. As you navigate through these critical experiences of your life, it is important for you to get matched to a therapist, with whom you can feel at ease. After all, you might discuss sensitive topics or perhaps talk about things that are very personal to you - so you want to work with someone who will listen to you and someone you can open up to.
However, with so many possibilities and choices available that picking the right therapist for yourself can be a challenge.
Your relationship with your therapist is an important factor that will help determine if therapy is helpful to you. If your therapist is the right match for you, you will have a strong therapeutic alliance with your therapist; that is you will like their approach, feel comfortable and heard, and you will feel there is good communication and a mutual willingness to work together in a non-judgemental space.
Some factors you might consider when looking for a therapist can include:
Gender: Do you think you'd feel more comfortable with a man, woman, or a nonbinary person?
Age: Do you want to work with someone older, younger, or around your age?
Religion: Does it matter to you if the therapist has a particular religious affiliation?
On the contrary, you can change therapists at any time, whenever you feel like it’s not working out for you.
If you've been seeing your therapist for a while and wish to express your dissatisfaction with the relationship, it may feel awkward or unsettling. But it is important to know that therapists have these discussions all the time. They may wish to discuss a problem with you, especially if it can be resolved.
Finding the right therapist for you and your needs is critical. While the task of finding someone with whom you believe you might connect may appear difficult at first, it is definitely worth the effort. You are much more likely to benefit from therapy if you discover someone with whom you feel comfortable talking and who is invested in helping you grow and improve. Through this unconditional support, you are more likely to bring positive changes to your life.
That said, with The Mood Space, you don’t need to worry about finding the right therapist because we match you to the right therapist when you sign up. And in case you feel like it’s not working out with your therapist, we also help you get rematched to another therapist.
Written By - Taehreem Ansari (Psychotherapist at The Mood Space)
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