Dec 28, 2017
Fred Riley has worked with a lot of people who wind up in dire straits under the care of poor therapists.
So what should you look for in a good therapist? What should you avoid?
There is no shortage of caring. You can find a caring and compassionate person everywhere. What you want to look for is a few other things. Avoid someone who is too soft. Do you ever get the impression that the therapist wants to tell you something but won't? That's the battle between heart and mind that every therapist goes through.
Probably 75% of the people Fred sees have already been in counseling. That's not good. Imagine a surgeon for whom 75% of their clients went out looking for a new surgeon. This is probably because the therapist is too soft and fluffy to help you when you really need it.
We need to be confronted by someone who can really help us face our problems.
Here are a few things that you should look for in a therapist.
Is the counselor offering an approach that will be helpful to you. You have the right to reject an approach and find one that makes more sense for you.
You should visit multiple therapists first, almost like conducting job interviews. Narrow it down to the style that fits you.
Find someone you believe you can trust.
You must find a therapist that is bold. They have to be willing to say things you don't want to hear, even if it offends you. Good therapy requires you to take a hard look at yourself. This take some courage and boldness.
Find a counselor that is fun. Find someone with whom you can laugh. Life is serious and personal issues are serious, but you also have to be able to laugh.
Find a therapist that will challenge you. They should give you things to do, even hard things.
Your therapist should be a good listener and walk beside you as a fellow traveler, and sometimes turn to you and show you something important.
Counseling on Demand is hosted by Fred Riley, also known as "The Best Damn Therapist". Fred specializes in the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), pornography addiction, anxiety and depression.
Counseling on Demand offers expert level family and marriage counseling. We all know that raising children and maintaining relationships can be tough. Whether you're dealing with divorce, separation, abuse, or are just trying to get your family running at top speed, these episodes are invaluable.
Counseling on Demand is helpful for keeping your mental health strong. There is also great information for dealing with depression. You can find Fred Riley him at Riley Individual, Family, and Marriage Counseling GettingBack2Life.com.