There are a multitude of reasons you may be referred to or seek out the assistance of a licensed psychologist. In some cases, you may be referred by your medical provider to seek further treatment for what ails you including stress, depression, and anxiety. If you are referred to a specific psychologist, remember to approach the situation with an open mind for best results.
One of the priorities of finding a suitable psychologist is getting in touch with the right person, someone with whom you feel comfortable. Not all psychologists operate the same way and what may work for one person certainly does not work for everybody. It may take you several tries to find the right doctor for you.
The key to successful treatment is to not give up. If you meet with the first psychologist and things do not go well, don’t give up. There is someone out there to help you. If you’ve been referred to or seek out the aid of a psychologist, there is a reason behind it and you need to follow through.
A visit to the psychologist is nothing to feel shame about. Getting the help you feel you need is commendable. Sticking with the treatment program established for you is also a necessary component of success. Unfortunately, we have seen many people subjected to the stigma of getting ‘mental help’ and quit before they find success.
It may not be easy admitting you have a problem or being told you could use the help of a psychologist for the personal issues going on in your life, but admitting you need help is truly half the battle. Don’t fear your first visit with a psychologist. Rather focus on what needs to be accomplished to get you to your goals.