Why Should You Choose a Licensed Therapist

New Perspectives Licensed Therapist
By Syd Sukalski

Therapy is too expensive.” “I’ll be in therapy forever if I start now!” “They’ll put me on pills that’ll make me even more depressed.” …There are a lot of stigmas that surround the world of therapy and counseling.

Things are getting better as far as the world’s acceptance of mental health as a medical necessity, but still, it can be difficult. As a result, you tell yourself, if I try harder, I won’t need treatment, or if you need to talk, you can rely on your friends and loved ones. Improving your mental health with a healthy support system among friends and family is so important but keep in mind that there are many benefits to seeing a licensed therapist as well. Sometimes, therapeutic services are often the best way to help yourself heal.

Before we begin discussing the benefits of seeing a licensed therapist, let us introduce ourselves.

New Perspective Therapeutic Services wants to help you improve your mental well-being through therapy specialized to suit your needs. We care deeply for our patients and want to help them live purposeful and healthy lives. Some types of counseling we offer include individual, couples therapy, and family therapy nearby. Contact us today to learn more about online therapy to get started.

Now, let’s get into some details about your licensed therapist and what our sessions will cover.

What Is a Licensed Therapist?

A licensed therapist has undergone extensive training and education to be there for you and give you the best help they can. They must complete a minimum of a Master’s Degree from an internationally accredited program in mental health counseling, internships in their chosen field, and the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Exam (NCMHCE). Your therapist must be highly qualified to treat you. So, when you see us at New Perspective Therapeutic Services, you can be confident that you are in good hands.  

What Will Your Licensed Therapist Cover in Sessions?

This question depends on the type of treatment for which you attend our sessions. But, regardless, a lot of what we talk about will be decided by you and where you take the session. Topics can range from everyday problems and learning simple strategies to cope with them, or they can be more focused on a single event or mental illness. We will respond to whatever you bring to the table.

Now, let’s discuss the benefits of working with a licensed therapist.

Your Counselor Will Keep Everything Confidential

Counselors and Therapists must abide by the rules and codes their state sets for their practices. One of these rules always includes a confidentiality agreement. This agreement is an understanding between you and your counselor that whatever you say in your session will remain entirely confidential, with only a few legal exceptions.

It will help you and your therapist create a trusting environment where you don’t have to worry that things you’ve said will leak out to places you don’t want them heard. This rule is put in place to help protect you, and it will help you and your therapist create a safe and open space for you to share honestly.

Your Counselor Must Follow Certain Ethical Rules

Along with the confidentiality rule, your therapist must observe several other regulations which control your relationship with them. These rules describe all appropriate and inappropriate behaviors and interactions your therapist may or may not have with you.

These ethical rules set the boundaries between you and your therapist. If a therapist breaks them, they can lose their license. Again, these ethical rules are in place to help you feel safe in your sessions and to help you establish a trusting relationship with your therapist.

Your Counselor Can Help You With Things Your Friends Can’t

Because therapy is often about sharing your thoughts and feelings, sometimes people think they can rely on their friends and family to listen and help them. While it’s good to have friends and family supporting you, remember that your loved ones are not professionals. And, while it may help to have them around, they probably won’t be able to help you like a licensed therapist, who has undergone years of training, will be able to.

Your Counselor Has Trained Extensively in Different Therapeutic Approaches

Your therapist has studied extensively to get to where they are right now. They understand the science behind different therapeutic approaches and know which are most successful. They’ve gone to school, earned their master’s degrees, completed internships, and gotten thousands of hours of clinical experience.

These things are all required for your therapist to have obtained their license, and it’s all so you can be sure that you can trust them and their expertise. You can feel confident and safe while you share your experiences, thoughts, and feelings with them.

You Can Benefit From Individual or Family Counseling Nearby

Individual therapy can help you in all sorts of ways. It can make you more confident, help you become a better communicator, and relieve you of symptoms you might be suffering from mental illnesses such as anxiety and depression. But therapeutic services are not just for the individual.

At New Perspective Therapeutic Services, we can help you with anything from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), to couples therapy, to family therapy and marriage counseling. Mental health is not just about the individual. It’s about improving together, so we can live rich lives with fulfilling relationships.

If you’re considering therapy for yourself or your family, contact us today. We want to help. For more ideas on how to show kindness, find support at New Perspectives Therapeutic Service.

Nigeria McHellon, MSW, LCSW

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