By Bart Magee Ph.D.
January has arrived and along with it the yearly ritual of resolutions and making efforts to follow through on commitments for self-improvement. More and more, those commitments include starting therapy. We in the mental health community wholly support those intentions, but we also know that for so many (and if you’d tried it you know) finding and affording a therapist has only gotten more and more challenging.
The first part is where to start. Does one just start Google searching? Do you ask a friend, your doctor, your yoga teacher? It all can seem so random. And what kind of therapist will be the right one? Aren’t there lots of different kinds of therapy? How does one know which is best?