Choosing the right psychologist for you is very important, but how exactly do you go about finding a psychologist that is right? Some research suggests that the relationship between patients and their psychologist is a determining factor in the outcomes of the counselling sessions.
Our director Jodie Brenton and head psychologist Mary Magalotti have carefully put together a team of well-rounded and experienced psychologists, to ensure you can find a Life Resolutions practitioner that is right for you.
Here are our top tips for choosing the right psychologist.
Define what you are looking for
Before you begin looking for a psychologist, you should define:
- why you are seeking counselling
- what you want out of counselling
- the type of counselling you want to receive (in-person/telehealth)
Consider the psychologist’s expertise
Each of our psychologists is skilled in a range of areas, however, this is a great tool to help you choose a practitioner. Looking at the areas a practitioner skills and particular interests in can help narrow down who can be of the most help to you.
Look at the clinic’s information
Make sure you choose a clinic that is right for you. We recommend looking at the clinics values, mission statement and, the counselling they offer (in-person/telehealth).
Here at Life Resolutions, we pride ourselves on making our services accessible to all Australians, no matter their circumstances.
Consider the relationship
It is important to choose a psychologist that you can trust and that creates a safe environment for you throughout your mental health journey. You should feel comfortable with the psychologist. We suggest keeping this in mind when researching prospective psychologists. You can also determine whether the practitioner is right for you in your first session.
Our team values and understand the importance of finding the right practitioner for each patient. Mary Magalotti, Jodie Brenton and the Life Resolutions team are here to help you find a psychologist that is right for you.