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I needed a therapist about 5 years ago to deal w/ a specific event in my life, and I asked my mom that question. She's a former therapist, and she taught me a couple tips on how to find a good one. Instead of passing those tips on to you, I suspect the advice might be different for each person, my suggestion is to call a therapist that looks legit outside of your local area and how they'd find a therapist. Also ask a couple questions about what you can realistically expect in therapy, as you're likely going to discover it's much different that you expected.

Also, you don't have to limit yourself to providers that accept your insurance, as many do not. My therapist didn't, and she only worked on a cash basis. I manually submitted claims to my insurance for out of network therapy services, and was reimbursed later. Some insurance plans have an out of pocket maximum for that applies to all expenses, both in network and out of network. If that is the case, and your out of pocket maximum is $5K, then everything above that is "free"!

For me, therapy was the best $10K I ever spent in my life. It changed everything, but I had to work my ass off to make those changes. I hope you find success on your journey for more awesomeness in your life.

BTW, exercise helps a lot :)

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