How To Find A Good Mental Health Counselor

By: Stan Popovich

Many people have a difficult time  in finding an effective mental health counselor. Just like everything in life,  you have your good counselors and you have your not so great counselors. The key  is to find one that will help you solve your current mental health problems. If  you do not know what you are looking for or where to start, then here are a few  ideas in how to find a good mental health counselor.

1. Talk To Your Doctor Or Primary  Care Physician Your medical or family doctor is a great source in  finding a good counselor. Explain to your doctor your problems and he or she can  put you in the right direction in seeking the proper help.

2. Go To Your Local  Hospital Your local hospital is another source you can use to find  a good counselor. A hospital is also a good source of finding many different  mental health programs in your area. Hospitals know a lot of good counselors and  programs in your area and they can lead you in the right  direction.

3. Ask Your Friends And  Relatives Use your network of friends and relatives to see if any  of them know of any good counselors in your area. This can be effective if it  does not bother you that other people know that you are seeking a counselor.  Many churches and nonprofit mental health agencies have a variety of mental  health programs and asking the people who run these programs could also lead you  in the right direction.

When asking for a counselor or  finding a mental health program, always ask for someone who has a good  reputation. Remember that finding a counselor to help you depends on how you  interact with the counselor and how they interact with you. It may take a couple  of times to find the right person, but do not give up. Finding a good counselor  will pay off for you in the long run, so be persistent in finding the right  person for you.

Remember that the key components of  having an effective mental health counselor is affordability, the ability to  effectively talk to your counselor, and most importantly, is your counselor able  to find the answers to your current problems. If you do not see any improvement  in your mental health condition after a couple of months of working with your  current counselor, you may want to find someone else. The main point of talking  to a counselor is to help manage your mental health issues and to get  better.


Stan Popovich is the author of “A Layman’s Guide to Managing Fear Using Psychology, Christianity and Non Resistant Methods”. Stan’s managing fear book has become very popular with over 300 positive book reviews and counting. Please read the many book reviews of Stan’s popular book by going to Stan’s website at



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