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How to choose the right online psychologist and improve the quality of your life | City Pros

Nov. 30, 2020, 9:01 p.m.

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For most people, choosing an online psychologist or psychotherapist is a very exciting and responsible step. The right specialist will not only help to solve your problem as quickly as possible, but will also teach you how to cope with life's hardships in the future.

In addition, if you pick the wrong psychologist for you, you can even remain disappointed in psychology and deprived of the opportunity to solve their problems. That's why this article provides five basic principles that, if followed, can help you find the right psychologist for you.

1. The psychologist must be sympathetic to you as a person.

Today, choosing an online psychologist most often begins with a search on the Internet. Already at this stage you need to focus on those specialists who you like outsidewhose picture is pleasing to you.

You'd think that looks would have something to do with it. But it's the person you'll be sharing your experiences and problems with, and it's easier to do that with people who are pleasing to us, both externally and internally. Therefore, even the appearance of a specialist should be taken seriously. Ideally, looking at the picture of a psychologist, you should feel a positive emotional response.

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Furthermore, you should focus on what the psychologist writes about himself or herself in the questionnaire. What kind of problems does he deal with, what kind of education did he receive, often psychologists indicate their life stance and the areas of psychotherapy in which they work. Based on this information, you can also seeyou can assess whether or not this particular specialist is right for you.

Зsychologist must be mentally sound in the area of inquiry where you have problems.

What does this mean? For example, if you want to lose weight, you shouldn't go to a psychologist with obvious signs of obesity. If you want to get rid of bad habits, such as smoking, then, again, you should not choose a specialist who smokes. If you want to build a long-term relationship and get married/married, then you should not go to a divorced woman.

If you want to build a long-term relationship and get married/married, then you should not go to a divorced woman.

Find out all the eYou can find information about the psychologist either in his questionnaire on the Internet or you can call and ask your questions directly. There is nothing wrong with this, because you want to solve your problem and be sure that this person is competent in this matter. Good psychologists will be absolutely fine with such questions.

3. The psychologist must have experience in personal psychotherapy.

This is necessary for the psychologist himself to achieve mental health and be able to discover his so-called «blind spots». Blind spots are things that psychologists themselves don't know or don't notice about themselves, but that people around them can see perfectly well.

In addition, a psychologist who has been in the place of a client can understand much better what his interlocutor is experiencing at a particular moment, since he himself has alreadyhas been down this road. Such experiences strongly influence the therapist's ability to encourage the client at the right moment, to establish a closer rapport and to show empathy.

4. You need to feel the effects of therapy from the first sessions and understand what the work is all about. As for the effect of psychotherapy, ideally it should be feltafter the first two or three sessions. If you have sessions with a psychologist and do not understand how and why he works with you, and even more so if you do not feel any improvement, then you should consider looking for a new specialist.

5. The online psychologist must have knowledge in some area of psychotherapy.

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There are so many different fields of psychotherapy practiced online by psychologists and psychotherapists: classical psychoanalysis, Gestalt therapy, existential therapy, systems-family psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy, and many more.

For a variety of problems and people can be suitabledifferent approaches to psychotherapy. You can read about each of them separately and choose the approach that seems closest to you. And with this in mind, look for a suitable specialist. But it is worth considering that there is only one direction of psychotherapy with scientifically proven effectiveness – this is cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy. Therefore it is best to pay attention to this type of therapy.

In order to find out which areas the specialist works in, you can also check out his profile online or ask a question over the phone.

We hope the principles outlined in this article will help you find the right psychologist for you and improve your quality of life! We wish you the best of luck and psychological well-being.

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