How to Choose a Mental Health Provider
At some time in our lives, each of us may feel overwhelmed and may need help dealing with our problems. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, more than 30 million Americans need help dealing with feelings and problems that seem beyond their control problems with a marriage or relationship, a family situation, or dealing with losing a job, the death of a loved one, depression, stress, burnout, or substance abuse. Those losses and stresses of daily living can at times be significantly debilitating.
At times we need outside help from a trained, licensed professional in order to work through these problems. Through therapy, psychologists and other professionals help millions of Americans of all ages live healthier, more productive lives (Higgins, 1998).