Finding the Right Psychologist
What your favourite jeans and your psychologist have in common
Karyn Zuidhof, MA R.Psych
Finding a psychologist can be just like finding good jeans. If you’ve spent fruitless hours at the mall, you know exactly what I mean – finding good jeans can be hard. So can finding a psychologist who fits for you. There are a few things, your favourite jeans and psychologist should have in common – they need to be comfortable, with the perfect amount of support, while highlighting your best features.
At Refresh Counselling, we know every psychologist works differently. We all use different theoretical approaches and research has told us they all seem to work. The reason behind this, is because the client-therapist relationship is really important, let me expand on the value of this counselling relationship;
Picture yourself at a gathering where you don’t know many people, you wander through some small talk which feels pretty awkward, and then you connect with someone. You feel comfortable and the conversation flows pretty well. This is the feeling you’re looking for when you’re looking for a psychologist. No one psychologist is a fit for everyone. It tends to be a mix of personality, expertise, and so many other things.
Think about your favourite jeans for a moment, I’m willing to bet they’re not your newest pair. They’ve likely been broken in and in some places, threadbare. Your jeans became the perfect fit over time, and while there needs to be some comfort when you first meet your new psychologist, the comfort you feel and the amount you’re willing to share will continue to grow over time.
One of the greatest things about Refresh Counselling is we have different psychologists each working from different perspectives. We have intentionally brought together a breadth of skill set and areas of specialty so we can better help you!
At Refresh Counselling Calgary some of the areas we are particularly passionate about are:
- couples and familiy work
- those adjusting to Canadian culture and finding their identity
- working with children and using tehniquess like play therapy to help.
- Use of various models of therapy suchs as CBT, Soltuion Focused Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy
- Depression & Anxiety
- any many more
We’d love to meet you.