Finding the right therapist for yourself or someone you know who needs therapy!
1. The first step would be to acknowledge the nature of your concern. Doing a little research is advised. For example, if you are dealing with the loss of a loved one, you might need to see a grief counselor. The counselor might further refer you to a psychiatrist if your symptoms are severe( sleep disturbances or other symptoms of depression) or if you feel you are struggling with career struggles, a life coach or a career counselor might be more helpful in this regard. However, if you are still unable to find the nature of your concern, consulting a counseling psychologist would be a good option.
2. On having identified the type or help you need, you can do some online research on some good professionals in the respective area. It might be wise to note down all your choices in your diary, along with their ratings, contact number, reviews, location, mode of consultation, fees etc rather than taking screenshots. Because writing about them at one place will give you a broader and clear perspective in making a choice.
3. Ask around. Don't hesitate to ask your friends, social media friends or relatives( if you are comfortable of course) about any food therapist that they might have experience with.
4. Take that leap of faith. Don't wait too long, if you are not clear about your problem, your choice of therapist etc because you can always change your therapist and once you start taking therapy, you will know more and more about therapy and therapists as well.
5. Take those intro sessions seriously. Have your questions noted and ready for the therapist too. You are paying for a health care service and hence you can ask them what all you can expect from that service.
Hope this helps