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    How to search for a therapist
    Leslie Becker-Phelps, PhD posted:
    To find a therapist in your area, consider the following suggestions:

    • Ask a trusted friend for a recommendation
    • Ask a trusted physician
    • Research whether there is a local psychologist or social work association in your area; they might have a referral service
    • See my suggestion for finding a psychologist in my resources section

    Please note that I also offer recommendations for choosing a therapist under my Tips section.
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    DianeDicksonlifeworkcoach responded:
    Yes, and let me add that the American Counseling Association website will offer you information on fully licensed professional counselors in your area. I vote for the friend recommendation and also suggest a telephone or in-person appointment to see whether you find this professional a good fit for you at this time in your life. What works for the friend is not always what works for you.

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