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  • Haley Myers, LCSW

How to Find a Therapist in Sacramento

Having just been named the number 1 place to live in California, Sacramento is a large city full of diversity and opportunity. While there are many wonderful things happening here, that does not mean your child won’t have challenges in life and need some support. With our growing population and vast options, finding a therapist that is the right fit for you or your family member can seem like an impossible task. I’d like to see if I can support you finding the best support for you.

I want to help you find a therapist in Sacramento.

Initiating a therapeutic relationship can be terrifying and confusing. I am here to help make the process less daunting and get you into a supportive environment and feeling better sooner. Over time, I have learned some strategies that can help you find the right person more quickly.

  1. Look for someone who’s website or directory listing speaks directly to your experience. Therapists who can write about exactly your experience are going to be more motivated and aligned in working with you, focused on your unique experience and offer the most expertise.

  2. Ask for a consultation call. Most therapists will offer a 10-15 minute consultation call to see if the fit is good. A great therapist will tell you if they think you are also ideal for their practice and may refer you to a colleague that supports your exact needs more precisely. You can get a sense for their style of communication and how they conceptualize your needs. You can also see if they pass the vibe check!

  3. Ask friends, family or a community page (Facebook, Next Door, etc) for a therapist recommendation for your needs. I cannot tell you how many great referrals I have received from current or past clients and others I have networked with. These clients end up feeling great about seeing me since someone they know or trust has recommended me.

  4. Start trying it out! One of the hardest parts of therapy is getting started. That first session can be so nerve wracking (stay tuned for a future post on that) that people focus too much on trying to know a therapist is the best one before they ever go in to see them. Even if you start with a therapist, you are allowed to change your mind once you have more information. You may not like the style of treatment or the feeling you get…and that is perfectly ok! Therapists expect that they are not for everyone and know this is part of the process.

Free therapy consultation in Sacramento

I hope this helps you find the right therapist in Sacramento. If you are still feeling stuck, feel free to call me at (916) 538-9953 or select the Request Appointment button on our homepage for a free 15 minute phone consultation. I’d be happy to hear about what is happening and help direct you to the right person. If you are looking for help with your child or teen, you can read more about how I can help on my website.

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