Keys to choosing the best psychologist

Going to the Psychologist is a difficult decision at times, it is not easy to realize that something is not going well and even less to decide that the time has come to seek help . Once we have made the decision, there are many doubts that may arise when choosing the best Psychologist that suits our needs .


Choosing the best Psychologist that suits our needs and thus increasing the probability of making the right choice, involves knowing some questions such as the ones we comment on below:

1.- Are you really a Psychologist? 
A priori it may seem strange to raise it, but not everyone who opens a consultation has an official degree in Psychology. In Spain there is no profession of “psychotherapist” or “psychological therapist” so when someone uses these terms, in many cases, they do so because they do not have the necessary training to be a psychologist. The best guarantee of knowing that the person who is going to attend us is a qualified Psychologist is that they are registered in one of the Official Colleges of Psychology, in the case of  COPCV , where there are public directories of their collegiate members.

2.- What type of therapy do you perform?
There are more than 500 schools of psychology around the world, some scientific and some not, which often say contradictory things. At this time, cognitive behavioral therapy is the only therapy that is scientifically proven and accepted by the WHO.
The cognitive-behavioral current is the most widespread and is the one that uses tools based on the experimental method. This means that the techniques it uses are based on the scientific framework, so they are very effective for the different problems of anxiety, fear, depression, sexual problems, child and adolescent behavior problems, couples therapy, self-esteem, social skills, assertiveness. …
3.- Let the psychologist treat what is happening to you.

It is usually easy to find a section on the Psychologists website where it is specified what types of treatments they perform. If you have doubts about whether it deals with what happens to you because you do not see yourself represented in any section, you can contact him / her to be able to ask him about what is happening to you and thus know if he is dealing with it.

4.- That the chosen psychologist inspires you with confidence and professionalism.
A Psychologist is not there to judge you or to make personal judgments on the subject to consult, nor is he a “colleague” or someone who gives you “advice.” Regardless of being nice, close and / or you like him, the Psychologist must maintain professionalism, ethics, respect and good manners. It is important that you inspire confidence and feel comfortable with him / her during the sessions.

As you may have observed, choosing the best Psychologist is not something trivial since it is very important that it adapts to what you are looking for and your specific needs .

If you are looking for a Psychologist  or need more information, do not hesitate to contact us .

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Alexa Clark specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She has experience in listening and welcoming in Individual Therapy and Couples Therapy. It meets demands such as generalized anxiety, professional, love and family conflicts, stress, depression, sexual dysfunction, grief, and adolescents from 15 years of age. Over the years, She felt the need to conduct the psychotherapy sessions with subtlety since She understands that the psychologist acts as a facilitator of self-understanding and self-acceptance, valuing each person's respect, uniqueness, and acceptance.

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