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How to Find the Best Local Psychologist

Seeking help for mental health issues is a big step and it's not one to be taken lightly. You want to find someone you can trust and build a connection with, while still being available and affordable. There are a few different ways to find the best local psychologist. Here are three of them.

 

Ask for Recommendations

 

If you feel comfortable with it, ask your friends, family, or coworkers for a recommendation. Keep in mind their experience with this person. For example, if they are seeking help for depression, the person they recommend might not specialize in eating disorders, if that's what you're looking for.

 

Search the Internet

 

The internet is a great place to start, especially if you're not ready to tell the people close to you that you are seeking treatment. Start searching Google for the issue you are seeking help with and your current location. For example, "trauma help near me", "addiction treatment in Santa Monica", or "southern California depression treatment".

 

Evaluate the Options

 

When you find a provider that interests you, evaluate them according to your criteria. Check for their education and licensure, ratings and reviews, and list of mental health specialties. When you've narrowed down the list, set up an introductory call or meeting to see if they are the best local psychologist for you.

 

Find the Help You Need

 

When you're ready to take the next step in your therapy journey, I hope you'll reach out to me. I can help with a variety of life situations including trauma, grief, depression, disordered eating, and more. Although based in Santa Monica, I also provide online therapy options for those in need. I look forward to hearing from you and helping you take the next right step on your path to healing.