Introducing the FindaPsychologist Toolkit!
In 2013, the National Alliance on Mental Health reported that one in four adults−approximately 61.5 million Americans−experiences mental illness in a given year. Despite the many effective mental health treatment options that exist, there can be long delays-sometimes decades−between the first appearance of symptoms and when people actively seek help.
Our lives are complicated.
There’s no denying the various kinds of stress we all face each and every day. The wear and tear of the challenges everyone encounters on a daily basis can begin to take their toll, both emotionally and physically, and the burden starts to build. Recognizing that you need to find someone to talk to about your concerns can be the stepping stone to a healthy physical and mental well-being. The question is how do you find that someone?
FindaPsychologist.org is dedicated to helping you find a psychologist who can help you. We understand the complexity and confusion that is associated with trying to find the right psychologist suited for your needs. We understand how overwhelming of a situation it is to find someone to talk to at all, it can be enough to make you wonder, “Where do I even start?”
To help lighten the load, FindaPsychologist.org introduces the FAP Toolkit! Below you will find our toolkit with tips to help you navigate your search:
- Frequently Asked Questions: Features answers to questions that many who are considering getting help are contemplating.
- Finding the Best Fit Checklist: The checklist contains four ways that help to ensure that you find a psychologist with the background and philosophy that best fits your needs.
- Questions to Ask a Potential Psychologist: Showcases examples of questions that you may want to ask your potential psychologist about. These can range from questions about their training, to their background, and also their clinical experience.
You can browse are additional resources below or read articles and blogs on a number of health-related topics.
Additional Online Resources:
- Meeting with a Psychologist: Overcoming Misconceptions
- Finding the Right Psychologist: For You and Your Partner
- A Look at Psychological Assessments
- Self-help and Individual Therapy: When Are They Beneficial?
- American Psychological Association: Understanding Psychotherapy and How It Works
- Mayo Clinic: Psychotherapy, What You Can Expect
- PBS: How to Find Affordable Psychotherapy
- PsychCentral: Your First Psychotherapy Session