In honor of Mental Health Month, we would like to speak to our listeners who might be thinking about starting therapy on their own and answer some frequently asked questions to better guide those starting therapy for the first time. In this episode (part 1 of 2), Producer Peter Fenger speaks with Dr. Erin Elmore. As you know, Erin is our co-host and Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She specializes in working with children and adolescents and one of our most experienced content experts here at triad. Together Peter and Erin discuss the process of starting therapy, different types of therapy access and which medium, either online or in-person, would be a good fit for those new to therapy. We talk about how to find a therapist, highlight details to understanding the levels of therapy degrees, using insurance, the application process, and some red flags to look out for. It takes a lot of courage to be a first-time client in therapy, but our goal is to make that process easier to understand and encourage others to seek needed help.
If you are in crisis and need to speak to a therapist, please contact the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741 and speak with a crisis counselor.
For a list of crisis hotlines, please visit https://blog.opencounseling.com/hotlines-us/
For more information about finding an In-Person therapist, we recommend psychologytoday.org, goodtherapy.com, or find-a-therapist.com.
For more information about finding a therapist online, we recommend betterhelp.com, zencare.co, goodtherapy.org, ginger.io, or if you’re seeking a child therapist, please visit presencelearning.com.
For more information on Own Your Past Change Your Future by Dr. John Delony, please visit https://www.ramseysolutions.com/store/books/own-your-past-change-your-future-by-dr-john-delony
For more information on Best Mental Health Apps for 2022, please visit: https://www.verywellmind.com/best-mental-health-apps-4692902
For more information about mental resources and about the APA, please visit: https://www.apa.org
For more information about Psychology Tools Self-Help resources, please visit: https://www.psychologytools.com
To view our own archive of past episodes and various topics around mental health, please visit: https://www.triadhq.com/bht