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Considering Counseling

Many people seek counseling for mental health problems each year. It can help us cope with things like change, depression, loss, and anxiety.

Many Types to Choose From

Counseling treats mental health problems by talking through them. The type that works for you may be based on things like your problem, time, and budget. One of more of these types are often used:

How to Find a Therapist

You can find a therapist through:

When you find one be sure to ask:

It can take some time to find the right person. Look for someone who is easy to open up to. This will make it easier for you to share your concerns and start feeling better.


American Counseling Association

Mental Health America


Canadian Psychiatric Association

Canadian Psychological Association


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Last reviewed June 2021 by EBSCO Medical Review Board   Last Updated: 6/8/2021