Choosing the right doctor and/or therapist for your mental health needs might seem like a daunting task. Determining the appropriate type of doctor for your specific needs is a very important step toward getting the right treatment. Talk to trusted friends, family, or clergy about professionals they might have seen. You can ask another health care provider for a recommendation.
Prior to scheduling your first appointment, think about the things you would like to know about your potential new doctor and/or therapist. Finding the right mental health professional is important to effective treatment. Things you might want to ask about include: