Wake Forest is growing in leaps and bounds! New people and businesses are moving in all the time. Growth brings great things (Wegmans!) and hard things (traffic!). Sometimes we go through a period where we’re growing and changing and struggling and we need some help. If you’re thinking about getting counseling you may be asking yourself, “How can I find a counselor in Wake Forest?” You need to be close to home and you need someone AWESOME. Here is exactly how you do that.
Step 1 – Figure out what you need help with.
Are you feeling depressed? Or feeling anxious? Do you need someone who can do testing for ADHD on your kiddo? Do you absolutely have to see someone in network with your insurance? Knowing what you need will help you narrow your search.
Step 2 – Ask a friend
Do you know a friend or colleague who raves about his/her counselor? That might be a great person to ask for a recommendation! We ask our friends what they think of the cable company or the new restaurant, why not ask about the counselors they like?
Step 3 – Consult Doctor Google
Seriously – we google everything. While I don’t generally recommend googling symptoms, a good web search for a counselor can help you find someone who might be a good fit for you. Try searching things like, “Counseling in Wake Forest”, “ADHD testing in Wake Forest”, “Anxiety counseling in Wake Forest”, “EMDR in Wake Forest”, etc.
Step 4 – Check out directories
Psychology Today is a great place to search for a therapist. Not all therapists have a listing, but this can be a great place to get a few names to consider. You can filter the listings by specialty, religious preference, preferred insurance, etc. (Hint – Google will pull up Psychology Today profiles when you search, so you don’t necessarily have to do a separate search of the Psychology Today site.)
Step 5 – Actually reach out
Now that you have a list of folks who might be good fits it’s time to reach out to them. Shoot them an email or give them a call. I really recommend calling here. I know for some talking on the phone can feel as much fun as getting a root canal, but knowing if the counselor is a good fit is a whole lot easier to determine in a conversation. Don’t worry, the call shouldn’t be long – no more than 15 minutes. In our next blog we’ll talk about questions to ask during that initial call.
We hope this helps you find the right counselor in Wake Forest. If you are still feeling stuck, feel free to call us at 919-891-0525 for a free, 15-minute phone consultation. We’d be happy to hear about what is happening and help direct you to the right person. Click to find out how we can help with trauma or anxiety.