California Mental Health Services
Service, Support, and Recovery throughout California
When choosing a Therapist
Who should see a Therapist ?
If your family or friends recognize that you have a problem that needs addressing, pay attention. People who care about you can often spot a serious problem before you can. Family members and friends often have intuitive hunches or become concerned about you based on behaviors or attitudes you may manifest. Listen carefully if someone says, "You need counseling."
So where do you begin?
How do you find a therapist that's a good fit?
Just because a person refers to himself as a therapist/counselor does not necessarily mean he's properly trained. If you are experiencing marriage problems, you may want to look for a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT). MFTs have specific training in relationship dynamics. You may also be looking for someone who has specific experience in working with couples, individuals, teens, and parenting.
You can ask questions that will help you decide if a particular therapist is a good fit for you:
What type of license do you have? The most common types of licensure include: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Psychologist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Psychiatrist (MD).
Is your degree from an accredited university?
What other credentials do you hold?
Do you have specific experience in working with couples in crisis? What type of problems have you worked with?
Here at California Mental Health we understand where you are right now and care deeply about where you wind up in the future. We have assembled an amazing team of therapists ready to serve you as an individual, with your children, your teens, in a marriage and help support your family life. We are located throughout California and continue to add new, qualified therapists. Each therapist is trained to help you even in the most desperate situations. They continue to learn and define new ways to process and develop the kinds of strategies best suited to achieve your goals.
Your life can be better and stronger than it was before; take one more step and now. You have everything to gain and so much to lose if you don’t.
Providing Hope... For families and individuals "One Family" and "One Individual" at a Time!"
What is the Whole-Brain Perspective?
The whole-brain perspective focuses on a holistic approach understanding the basic functions and creation of your brain. When you understand the brain and how it works you can begin to recognize your emotional state and decided on how you want to think and feel.