Jacksonville, FL and northern Florida Counseling
Many individuals seeking substance abuse treatment or counseling do not know how to choose a therapist.
However, picking a credentialed therapist in a warm, welcoming, and receptive rehab & mental health center is essential for proper recovery.
The Jacksonville therapists at Breakthroughs are all licensed, seasoned therapists with a wide spectrum of specialty areas and therapeutic techniques.
Regardless of your needs, we have a therapist in our Jacksonville mental health center that is specialized in your area of treatment.
How to Choose a Therapist – The Reception
Equally as important as picking a therapist that understands your demands and specializes in your area of recovery, the rehab & mental health center must have a warm, welcoming reception. When contacting our Jacksonville, FL rehab center for an appointment, you will notice:
- A warm, welcoming reception
- That the office is run by caring, professional people
- That you feel respected and safe
If you do not have these initial impressions when scheduling an appointment, hang up and contact another counseling service.
What to Look for in a Therapist
When choosing a therapist, you must pick one that you feel comfortable with. Therapy is not easy and in order for it to be successful, you must choose a therapist that respects your opinions and individuality.
If you do not 100% trust your therapist, you will likely withhold information essential to drug and alcohol recovery or marriage counseling.
If you are currently in therapy and have not been making adequate recovery, you may need to investigate other Jacksonville counselors.
What to Ask Your Therapist
During your first session with one of our Jacksonville therapists, feel free to ask detailed, blunt questions. This will best ensure you feel comfortable with our level of experience and expertise. Good questions to ask include:
- How long have you been practicing?
- Do you see other clients with similar concerns?
- How long has it been since you treated someone with similar problems to me?
If you would like to learn more about how to choose a therapist and live in the Jacksonville, FL or northern Florida area, please contact our Jacksonville therapists today.
Our Jacksonville counseling & mental health center provides a warm environment and is dedicated to affordable, evidence based treatment.