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Selecting the Right Therapist for You

Finding an addiction therapist doesn’t need to be overly complicated. There are two main ways to discover potential addiction therapists in your area. First, you can ask for a referral. You can speak with your primary care doctor, and they will likely offer you a few names of local professionals. This is a great place to start. You can also ask other people that have dealt with addiction who they recommend. For instance, if you are a member of a support group, they may have some referrals to offer you. Another option is to do a little online research. Search for addiction therapists in your area and begin making a list. Be sure to take advantage of no-cost online services like customer reviews, ratings, and comments.

Now that you have a few names in mind, you must qualify the therapists to ensure they will be the best fit for you. First, check their credentials. Make sure they have a degree in a relevant area of study. Also, ensure they are licensed, and the status of their license is up to date and current. What are their specialties and what type of experience do they have? If they are an experienced alcohol addiction expert, but you are dealing with heroin addiction, they might not be the best fit.

If you are still excited about the prospect, now is an excellent time for a phone appointment. Take a few minutes to talk to them about their process, their treatments, and their beliefs about addiction. It is critical that you share their views and feel like your personalities mesh well. This is an individual what you will need to trust implicitly, so this an essential step.

Lastly, meet with the individual in person. Pay close attention to how you feel in their presence. Do they give you a sense of confidence in your ability to overcome your addiction concerns? Ask any remaining questions you may have, and feel free to take notes. This is a huge decision, and this individual will be a crucial part of your recovery.

Villa Tranquil offers an opportunity for women ages 18 – 65 to join a community of positive, dedicated individuals that will support you through your recovery journey. Please call Villa Tranquil at 214-799-3080 to learn more about the facility, the staff, and the multitude of amenities.