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How to Decide Between Seeing a Therapist or a Counselor
Posted on Jul 01 2019
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The goal is to help you make an informed decision between the many professionals capable of helping you. “It’s difficult to determine whether one type of mental health professional is better than another based solely on their degree or training,” Teri Brister, Ph.D., L.P.C., Director of Information and Support for NAMI. “You should look at their interests and specialties to make sure they align with your goals for therapy.” “While it is important for therapists to be educated, trained, and up-to-date on current practices, there is so much more to a good therapist than just their background and education,” says Brister.