Seeking therapy is an important step in self care.
THINGS TO CONSIDER in choosing a therapist:
- MAKING A CONNECTION – find a counselor that is a good fit for your personality and style in order to get the most out of therapy.
- Is this a good match?
- Do you feel seen, heard, and understood?
- Is this someone with whom you could share your thoughts and feelings no matter what they are?
- THERAPIST CREDENTIALS
- Education – All the therapists at BPC have the legally required credentials and appropriate educational backgrounds.
- Expertise – Does the therapist have experience with your issue? Do you need a couples therapist or an individual therapist?
- Special skills – Some therapists have training in particular therapeutic techniques (hypnosis, somatic experiencing, guided imagery and music, EMDR, etc).
- PRACTICAL DETAILS
- Payment –
- Self Pay – Can you afford the fee? Do you need a reduced fee?
- Insurance – Do you need a preferred provider? Do you have out of network benefits (sometimes known as Point of Service or POS)?
- Location – Is the therapist’s office convenient?
- Time – Can you find a mutually acceptable meeting time?
- Payment –
How Can I Arrange to See a Therapist at BPC?
Look through the therapist profiles and contact anyone directly.
Talk to or meet with one or more therapists until you are comfortable with your choice.
If you’d like some help to sort through your options, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-526-4445, x.0.
- Get answers to questions about therapy and the therapists at BPC.
- Discuss your needs, goals, preferences, availability, and payment considerations.
When you contact us, please leave phone numbers with area codes and times you are available to talk so we can be sure to reach you.