How to find a good psychologist

While there are a lot of therapists offering their services, finding someone you like takes dedicated effort, especially if you have never seen a therapist before. Many professions offer therapy. In addition to psychology, some of these include psychiatry, social work and counseling.

Here are some of the more important issues you should consider:

  • Is the therapist licensed? Each state is responsible for making sure therapists are competent to provide their services. Only those with proper training receive a license.
  • If you have health insurance, will it cover the therapy from this provider?
  • Are there limits to the number of sessions covered by your insurance?

Two websites for locating psychologists include the Psychologist Locator on the website of the American Psychological Association and the National Register. Your state psychological association may be another source of potential names. Another way to find a therapist is to ask friends or your physician to suggest someone they trust.

While it is not too difficult to find the name of a therapist, it may take more time to find a therapist that you consider to be “good.” Here are some helpful hints:

  • Call the therapist on the phone and find out if the therapist is familiar with evidence-based treatment for your concerns and if your therapist uses evidence-based treatment in their practice. These are treatments that have been tested scientifically and shown to be effective. Evidence-based treatment (e.g. for depression, anxiety, panic attacks, bedwetting for children, obsessive compulsive behavior) is based on published research of controlled studies meeting acceptable criteria.
  • Ask whether the therapist has had experience in dealing with your concerns. Some therapists specialize in working with children or families, adults or older adults. Some may have lots of experience with the problems that concern you. Find out, if possible, how much experience they have had.
  • Find out in advance what the fees will cost you, the charge for missed sessions and, if possible, how long therapy might take.
  • Find out where the therapist is located, what hours are available for your treatment, and if the therapist will see you in an emergency. Is the therapist located in a clinic, community mental health center, medical school, independent practice or other setting?
  • Find out what kind of therapy your potential therapist is likely to provide (for example, long term versus short term, individual or group therapy, what theoretical orientation) and see if that fits your expectations.
  • Remember that choosing a therapist is a very personal matter. There is no one therapist that is good for everyone. It is important that you feel a sense of trust and that this therapist can help you.

After you have gathered all of this information (or as much as you have been able to obtain), give yourself a little time to think about all this. You may want to set up initial appointments with one or two potential therapists and see how comfortable you are with them. Take the time to find the right therapist for you.

While there are a lot of therapists offering their services, finding someone you like takes dedicated effort, especially if you have never seen a therapist before. Many professions offer therapy. In addition to psychology, some of these include psychiatry, social work and counseling.

Here are some of the more important issues you should consider:

  • Is the therapist licensed? Each state is responsible for making sure therapists are competent to provide their services. Only those with proper training receive a license.
  • If you have health insurance, will it cover the therapy from this provider?
  • Are there limits to the number of sessions covered by your insurance?

Two websites for locating psychologists include the Psychologist Locator on the website of the American Psychological Association and the National Register. Your state psychological association may be another source of potential names. Another way to find a therapist is to ask friends or your physician to suggest someone they trust.

While it is not too difficult to find the name of a therapist, it may take more time to find a therapist that you consider to be “good.” Here are some helpful hints:

  • Call the therapist on the phone and find out if the therapist is familiar with evidence-based treatment for your concerns and if your therapist uses evidence-based treatment in their practice. These are treatments that have been tested scientifically and shown to be effective. Evidence-based treatment (e.g. for depression, anxiety, panic attacks, bedwetting for children, obsessive compulsive behavior) is based on published research of controlled studies meeting acceptable criteria.
  • Ask whether the therapist has had experience in dealing with your concerns. Some therapists specialize in working with children or families, adults or older adults. Some may have lots of experience with the problems that concern you. Find out, if possible, how much experience they have had.
  • Find out in advance what the fees will cost you, the charge for missed sessions and, if possible, how long therapy might take.
  • Find out where the therapist is located, what hours are available for your treatment, and if the therapist will see you in an emergency. Is the therapist located in a clinic, community mental health center, medical school, independent practice or other setting?
  • Find out what kind of therapy your potential therapist is likely to provide (for example, long term versus short term, individual or group therapy, what theoretical orientation) and see if that fits your expectations.
  • Remember that choosing a therapist is a very personal matter. There is no one therapist that is good for everyone. It is important that you feel a sense of trust and that this therapist can help you.

After you have gathered all of this information (or as much as you have been able to obtain), give yourself a little time to think about all this. You may want to set up initial appointments with one or two potential therapists and see how comfortable you are with them. Take the time to find the right therapist for you.

How to find a good psychologist

When you think of a psychologist you immediately conjure up an image of someone who is patient, a good listener and has a great deal of compassion. While these are important qualities to possess in order to be a good psychologist, there are many other critical characteristics that one must have in order to become a successful psychologist. So, what are the most important personality traits to pursue this career? According to The United States Bureau of Labor Occupational Handbook, there are seven traits and skill sets necessary to become an excellent psychologist.

Psychologists Must Possess Analytical Skills

In order for any mental health professional to help their clients, they must be able to draw inferences, analyze and examine the information they gather. Being a psychologist is more than just listening to people’s problems. They must gather data about the individual or family seeking help, and use that information to help create solutions for change.

Psychologists Must Possess Communication Skills

One of the most important skills sets a psychologist must possess is good communication skills. They must be able to communicate with clients, other mental health and medical professionals, staff members and other important people. They must be able to communicate their thoughts and plans of action effectively.

Psychologists Must Possess Observational Skills

Much of psychological practice goes beyond talking to making keen observations. Most psychologists can gather a great deal of information about an individual or family simply by watching their interactions. Things like body language, facial expressions and mannerisms can tell a much larger story than words.

Psychologists Must Possess Patience

In order to be an effective mental health professional you must possess a great deal of patience. In many cases you are helping individuals work through challenging issues, which can take a great deal of time. It is important to let clients work at their own pace and this can be an arduous task without a great deal of perseverance.

Psychologists Must Possess People Skills

Because the field of psychology involves working with people each and every day, possessing good and effective people skills is imperative. Becoming a practicing psychologist is a career for people who like to work directly with others.

Psychologists Must Possess Problem-Solving Skills

Many times, individuals and families seek the help of a psychologist because they lack the skills to solve problems they are experiencing on their own. It is because of this that a psychologist must have excellent problem-solving skills. Sometimes the solutions to problems are simple but in many cases arriving at a solution will take creativity and ingenuity.

Psychologists Must Possess Trustworthiness

One last necessary quality is trustworthiness. If a client feels like they cannot trust their mental health professional there will never be a good rapport. Building a rapport between client and practitioner is the only way to build a trusting and effective therapeutic relationship.

While these characteristics are necessary to become a psychologist there are many other that make an outstanding practitioner. Things like empathy, respect, good intuition and nurturing skills are all things that make the ideal candidate to become a psychologist. If these are skills and characteristics that you possess you may want to look into the many different paths you can pursue with a degree in psychology.

How to find a good psychologist

The time has come. For whatever reason, you have decided to seek psychological help. But you don’t know how to choose the right psychologist out of all the psychologists out there. How can you pick the right one?

After all, we all know someone who has gone to a psychologist and not seen results. Your friend went to his appointments for a few months and the only thing he did was vent. He didn’t learn how to handle discomfort or deal with situations more appropriately. Keep reading to find out how to distinguish the good ones from the bad ones and choose the right psychologist!

“All people speak of the mind without hesitation, but they are perplexed when you ask them to define it.”

-B. F. Skinner-

What are the signs of an unreliable psychologist?

One of our main problems is the amount of people who hand out psychological advice without a degree in psychology. Therefore, if we want to choose the right psychologist, the first thing we must look at is their qualifications and degree.

We must take special care to look at their qualifications given all the alternative movements emerging to treat emotional problems like anxiety. There are new “miraculous” therapies that “heal” without doing anything. Reiki and Bach flower remedies are examples of therapies that have not been scientifically proven to be effective.

Even when looking for a therapist who is a psychologist, you have to be careful. There are many who are not good. I myself have seen a lot of patients who had gone to therapy before, but according to them it didn’t work at all.

How did they describe their sessions to me? They said they talked and talked without the psychologist contributing anything to the conversation. Patients feel relieved after talking, but over time they see that nothing changes. In the long run, the problem is still there; it just went away momentarily in the office.

Logically, the therapist has to do something. But not only ask questions. Psychologists who only do this are not good either. A good psychologist does more than ask questions. He or she also explains how mental processes work and gives the patient tools to manage them.

What questions can we ask in order to choose the right psychologist?

In group therapy, I’ve found participants who, after I explained all this to them, have then asked me: how can we know ahead of time if a psychologist is bad? It’s very simple. To choose the right psychologist, we can ask questions.

You don’t have to be embarrassed. After all, you’re going to spend money on these sessions. It is your right to make sure you will be getting something worthwhile in return.

First, they should inform you of their degree and qualifications. Then you should find out what kind of psychology they practice. If the psychologist says he practices cognitive-behavioral psychology, it’s a good sign. The techniques of this method have been proven empirically. That is, they have stood up to scientific scrutiny.

“The great discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their mental attitudes.”

-William James-

This is a very important aspect, since there are many schools of psychology that use methods that do not actually help patients. In fact, some of them create a bigger psychological problemthan the one the patient had in the beginning.

But be careful. Even if I practice cognitive-behavioral psychology, I may be a bad therapist. Therefore, when choosing the right psychologist, we will also have to ask about their specific methods and treatments they use. We have the right to know what the plan will be as well as the goals we’ll be shooting for.

What should therapy look like?

When we ask the psychologist how he carries out the process of therapy, there are certain answers that will indicate whether he will really help us overcome our problem. For one, therapy should be structured.

A good psychologist does an evaluation and then comes up with a treatment plan. In general, the evaluation is done in the first two sessions and, based on the results, they come up with the objectives to be reached and the means that will be used.

“I guess it’s tempting to treat everything as if it were a nail, if the only tool you have is a hammer.”

– Abraham Maslow-

An example of good therapeutic process is if the psychologist states they will use behavioral activation for a depressed patient. He should explain to the patient what is happening to him and what techniques are going to be used to overcome his problem. That is, you have to know what the psychologist is working on with you and why. If, before starting therapy, the psychologist tells you all this, it is a good sign.

We must bear in mind that choosing a suitable psychologist means that we’re going to hire a professional who will give us tools to learn how to manage our problems for ourselves. The therapeutic process can take time. However, if the patient follows the plan, little by little improvement should be evident.

This improvement should give us greater freedom and control. It should reduce the impact of the disorder in our daily life, with the ultimate goal of restoring full well-being. If this is not the case, it’s logical to consider switching psychologists. Remember, even within a group of good professionals, there are psychologists who are better with certain types of disorders than others.

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A seasoned psychiatrist shares his expertise on finding the right match.

Posted November 7, 2018

How to find a good psychologist

When you need to buy a piece of clothing or something for your home, it’s easy to read reviews online to narrow your options. But what about finding a psychotherapist for yourself or a family member? It’s hard to tell simply from reading a therapist’s online profile whether he or she will be a good fit.

There are many variables to consider when choosing a therapist. You certainly want someone who’s very familiar with the concerns you’re bringing to therapy. For example, I feel confident providing treatment to adults with all forms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), but I refer children with OCD to other therapists I trust. You can gather an idea of a therapist’s areas of specialty if they have a listing online, like in Psychology Today’s “Find a Therapist” directory. However, therapists often share a long list of conditions they treat, so how do you know where their deepest expertise lies? And what about attributes that are harder to capture in words, like warmth, empathy, and wisdom?

I recently spoke with psychiatrist Dr. Richard Summers on the Think Act Be podcast. He specializes in psychodynamic psychotherapy and has written books and lectured around the world about the process of effective therapy. I was interested in his perspective on how to find an excellent therapist when there are often so many options. So I asked him what we should look for to find someone we would gladly send a family member to see. He offered these four guidelines.

1. Get a recommendation.

According to Summers, the first consideration is a personal recommendation. “You have to get a referral from somebody you trust,” he told me, “or from someone you trust who got it from somebody they trust.” The value in a referral is that the other person knows you and knows the therapist, and so is likely to have an idea about the fit between you (or your loved one) and the therapist.

A physician who knows you well may be able to provide a helpful psychotherapy referral, just as they can guide you to specialists based on your preferences. For example, my primary care doctor knows I prefer a more conservative approach to prescription medication, and has made referrals accordingly. Of course, there’s no guarantee that you’ll mesh with the person you’re referred to, but the odds are greater than if you have to choose blindly.

2. Look into the person’s background.

Therapists vary widely in their degree (e.g., MSW, Ph.D., MFT), their profession (e.g., psychiatrist, social worker, psychologist, counselor), their specialized training (e.g., cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, EMDR), and their experience. Most therapists will include information about their training and experience on their website or online directory listing. Summers recommended examining “the basics — the person’s credentials, and whether they have an excellent education.”

And while it may not be the most important feature, he noted that “you want somebody who has some degree of clinical experience.” That doesn’t necessarily mean seeking out the number-one most experienced therapist in a given area. Studies have shown that experience is an imperfect predictor of therapy outcome and no guarantee of quality. But generally speaking, you want a therapist who is highly skilled, well-trained, and very accustomed to working with the kinds of issues a person is bringing to therapy.

3. Get a feel for the therapist.

Having a referral and looking into a therapist’s background can help to identify a potential match, but it’s hard to know what it will actually be like to work with the person. The “proof of the pudding,” so to speak, requires speaking with the therapist and gauging whether they’re the right person, as Summers recommends:

“After maybe the first appointment — and certainly after a few appointments — you should feel that there is a connection, and a feeling that you and your therapist somehow have a shared understanding of the key elements of who you are and what you’re working toward.”

It’s also important to feel that this alliance will be helpful in addressing the things you’re dealing with. Summers advises asking yourself early in the treatment relationship whether “you have some glimmer of a feeling that you’re starting to move in the direction you want to go. And if you don’t, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s not a good fit, and it’s not the right person — but you have to ask yourself that question.”

4. Pay attention to your reactions.

It’s crucial that we stay open to our experience with a new therapist. If we’ve spent a lot of time finding someone and have invested time and money in the initial sessions, we may be reluctant to acknowledge that things aren’t going the way we hoped. It might also feel awkward to express that awareness to the therapist. However, it’s better to be honest with ourselves sooner rather than later, because a therapy relationship can last for months or even years.

While it can be daunting to find an excellent therapist, it may be one of the most important decisions you make when you or a family member is going through a difficult time. So it’s worth choosing carefully and, as Summers says, “paying attention to that inner voice” and using “good interpersonal judgment” when considering the fit between you and your therapist.

On the other hand, there is no such thing as a perfect therapist — which I can certainly affirm from my own experience as a therapist — and every close relationship will have strengths and limitations. The aim isn’t to find the one right therapist, but one who’s a good fit and will provide skilled and compassionate support through a period of difficulty and growth.

The full discussion with Dr. Summers is available here.

Check Psychology Today’s directory of therapists for a professional near you.

As a growing number of people consider their personal satisfaction with life and seek out ways to improve their inner lives and outward experiences, psychology is becoming a more frequently used term among a wide variety of groups and their discussions. Though the word is sometimes misused or confused for other similar terms, psychology encompasses a relatively simple concept that has been studied, expanded, and promoted in myriad forms over the course of centuries. In its most basic incarnation, psychology is simply the study of the human mind as gleaned from behavior and the manifestations of mental functioning. Stemming from this foundation, psychology has evolved over hundreds of years to become an academic field and scientific practice with many different types of expert practitioners and scholars.

Psychology seeks to understand the human experience and why people think, act, and feel the way that they do, often applying this knowledge to any number of practical disciplines that can potentially help people to better understand and express themselves. Most people who study psychology eventually identify with a school of thought within the field, such as Psychodynamic Theory, which attempts to discover the roots of behavior and thought in past experiences and personality traits, or Humanism, which seeks to take a more comprehensive approach to understanding the person as a whole and avoiding pathological explanations. No matter the specific school of thought embraced by a given psychologist, most who study intensively in the field to become licensed and certified either operate a private practice, provide psychological services through a clinic, or devote their time to research.

Psychologists may specialize in one or more of a vast number of types of psychology, from biological to occupational health psychology and well beyond. Regardless of the nature of a particular mental health concern, there is likely a local professional capable of understanding and addressing the issue with a good approach and strong personal background. Finding a psychologist is growing increasingly easy as more people become interested in the field and outdated social prejudice against the practice wanes. When asking yourself how to find a psychologist in my area, paying close attention to credentials as well as professional perspective, affordable rates, positive reviews, and an offering of recommended psychotherapy services will help locate a list of qualified individuals capable of providing insightful and positive care.

The question of how to find a psychologist often begins with an exploration of one’s specific concerns or interests in self-improvement and investigation. Through identifying the areas of life that could most benefit from improvement or considering the nature of personal mental health challenges, potential psychology clients can pinpoint the best services and top offerings for their own situation and seek out experts who have helpful backgrounds in these areas. For developing a good relationship with oneself and coming to understand personal motives, actions, and potential, the field offers many tools and psychology services to start a journey of meaningful discovery.

How to find a good psychologist

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You must first know if you need a psychologist, a psychiatrist, a psychoanalyst, or a psychotherapist

What is the difference?

-The psychiatrist is a doctor licensed in medicine and not in psychology. He studies genetic and neurological mental disorders. As he is a doctor, his specialty is the human body. This professional mainly uses drugs to treat mental disorders.

-The psychologist is a mental health professional who practices psychology, which involves studying human behavior, mental processes, and the nervous system. There are several types of psychologists, such as clinical psychologists, social psychologists, neuropsychologists, school psychologists, occupational psychologists, and even forensic psychologists. In our case, we are only interested in clinical psychologists who specialize in all aspects of mental and emotional health. They assess, diagnose, prevent, and treat patients. Psychoanalysis and psychotherapy are some of the orientations of clinical psychology.

Let me explain further:

-The psychoanalyst exercises psychoanalysis, founded by Freud, which consists in seeking imbalances in the patient’s unconscious based mainly on childhood conflicts. The psychoanalyst then tries to make the patient aware of the conflicts and imbalances that affect him. To reach conclusions, the psychoanalyst can make free associations and interpret the patient’s dreams.

-The psychotherapist exercises psychotherapy, which consists of speaking with the patient to treat his mental problems by changing his way of thinking, acting, and feeling. Psychotherapy is based on social, psychological, and biological theories. That is to say that the psychotherapist will speak to you to modify your way of thinking, it will be based on studies to find the cause of your emotional imbalance and to resolve it.

If you have agoraphobia, social phobia, depression, or an anxiety disorder, you will most likely go to a psychotherapist to modify your way of thinking and acting and thus find your emotional balance.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy or psychodynamic therapy?

There are many types of psychotherapy, but the most effective and recommended types of psychotherapy are cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and psychodynamic therapy.

We will focus on these two types of psychotherapy today:

Cognitive-be havioral therapy : It is a mixture of psychotherapy and behavioral therapy, which is generally short-term and whose aim is to change the patient’s behavior, way of thinking or emotions. Typically cognitive behavior therapy lasts about five months. It focuses on problems, attitudes, and thinking and how these influence behavior and emotions. The therapist will work with you to develop a strategy to address and resolve the issues encountered. You will learn a set of principles that you can use for the rest of your life when you need to. It is an effective and scientific therapy to find your emotional balance and control of your life.

Psychodynamic therapy : It is the most modern form of psychoanalysis; it is also called dynamic-analytical psychotherapy. It aims to make the patient aware of the unconscious conflict to which he is subject to balance his emotions. More specifically, we will bring out the painful feelings and memories that we hide behind a wall of oppression and denial. It will mainly be a question of rectifying our behavior by eliminating the root of the conflict by an open and not judged dialogue. Your feelings will be analyzed and guided, and your thoughts will be interpreted. You will learn new ways of thinking and acting in the face of the current conflict. This type of therapy is also short-term in the majority of cases.

Now that you know what each type of therapy offers, we can choose the type of therapy that would work best for us. Then we will have to choose the therapist who best suits us from online psychologists. It would be better to go to a reputable website with accredited therapists and put filters to limit your search to specific requirements, type of therapy, language, country, gender, etc.

Once you have found the psychologist who seems appropriate to you, contact them to ask questions that you think are essential. If you have found the first contact satisfactory, you can make an appointment for your first session.

Now, I can only congratulate you.
You have already taken the first step towards a new meaningful life!

Want some professional support but don’t know where to turn? Here’s how to tackle the waiting lists.

Psychologists and other mental health professionals are busier than ever, thanks to the overwhelming pressures of the Covid-19 pandemic.

In fact, Beyond Blue reports demand for help is up to 30 per cent more than pre-pandemic levels.

Here’s how to get the ball rolling to find a good psychologist preferably sooner rather than later.

Start with your GP

Booking an appointment with your doctor is an ideal start, says psychologist Dr Lefteris Patlamazoglou.

“Your GP will conduct a brief assessment to determine whether to refer you on to a counsellor or psychologist, a psychiatrist, a social worker or another mental health professional,” the Monash University psychology lecturer says.

Your GP can also draw up a mental health treatment plan entitling you to claim Medicare rebates on up to 20 sessions (but you’ll need to return to your doctor for a review after six sessions) each calendar year.

Dr Patlamazoglou says your GP will likely know which mental health professionals have long waiting lists, or are accepting new clients – saving you the run-around.

If you prefer, you can also ask to be referred to someone specific.

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If money’s an issue

While the Medicare rebate should cover some of the cost, in most cases you will have to pay the gap.

If you’re struggling to afford an appointment, it’s worth talking to your mental health professional about fees and potential payment plans.

“Some mental health professionals may have a sliding scale – especially if you’re a student or you’re working part time or you’ve been affected by the pandemic,” Dr Patlamazoglou says.

You can also seek free, funded mental health help through your high school or university, or via your work employee assistance program (EAP).

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How to find a good match

How do you know if your new psychologist is a good fit?

Psychologist Betty Chetcuti says you are probably a winner “if you feel good, if you feel that they’re listening to you and that they’re hearing you”.

But Betty, a board director with the Australian Association of Psychologists, says you if you feel uncomfortable, you should speak up.

“You can say, ‘Hey, that wasn’t quite working for me. What would work for me is if we did it that way – would that work for you?’,” she says.

What makes a good therapist?

US researchers found an effective therapist:

  • Builds trust and understanding
  • Offers hope
  • Has sophisticated interpersonal skills
  • Has a flexible treatment plan

How to look after yourself before your appointment

Betty says the added pressure on the mental health system means you might be waiting a few weeks or more for an appointment.

“So it’s really, really important to do that self-care,” she says.

  • Exercise (preferably in nature)
  • Healthy meals
  • Trying to get some good sleep
  • Staying connected to your community

Betty says it also pays to remind yourself that you’ve got more control than you think.

“Seek the help, but at the same time have faith and hope and trust that you will somehow be able to do this, even when it feels like you can’t,” she says.

More urgent assistance is just a phone call away at helplines including Lifeline, Kids Helpline, MensLine Australia or Beyond Blue.

Most parents who have spent time watching their children develop and grow can attest to the idea that the process is a fascinating one; from observing children learn how to walk and speak to witnessing their social interactions and self-exploration at school and beyond, the process of learning and maturing is both complex and exciting. Child psychology is a field that attempts to investigate and understand the development of the human mind during childhood and adolescence, with many applications to treatment options and special programs to help improve, heal, and uplift the lives of young people. Child psychology may be encountered in an academic environment, or may be experienced as the underlying science involved in child psychotherapy and other types of mental health care.

The field of child psychology shares many aspects with other types of psychology and studies of the human mind and consciousness, while retaining a distinct focus on human development as it applies to kids. One of the most exciting times in life biologically speaking, childhood is rich in significant physical, emotional, and mental changes, all of which can have a profound impact upon quality of life and experience. When studying child psychology, an expert or other professional may look at the operation of the brain itself, might investigate physical responses to certain stimuli, or may observe how children interact with others or consider themselves. The study of child psychology attempts to find answers to many of today’s most pressing social questions, such as whether a person’s behavior and set of circumstances is primarily a result of their innate nature, or the environment in which they are raised.

Child psychology easily lends itself to private practice, and most areas are home to a number of licensed and certified specialists who focus on applying their knowledge to practical observation and treatment for children experiencing difficulties. Finding a child psychologist is often performed through inquiring with a family doctor or general practice physician, who may be able to provide a list of local recommended experts. When wondering how to find a child psychologist, parents and guardians can also take advantage of online and word-of-mouth reviews from peers and colleagues, or may be able to locate the best child psychologists through a top psychologist directory.

The concern of how to find a child psychologist in my area should be directed towards not only finding an affordable option, but towards seeking out a good and caring individual who displays an earnest interest in helping children heal and grow. Through paying close attention to background and qualifications as well as general outlook, parents can ensure that their children receive the best of what modern child psychology has to offer young people and their families. As advances in this critical scientific field continue and insights are made into the underlying factors involved in growing up, children are bound to benefit from enhanced assistance and treatment from child psychologists.