When you’re searching for a mental health professional, you might find that the terms therapist and psychologist are often used interchangeably. You’ll probably also see these practitioners referred to as counselors, social workers, psychiatrists, psychotherapists, or even clinicians. You might be able to write off these differences to semantics when you’re casually discussing the topic of mental health conditions and the people who treat them. However, when it comes time to make an appointment for your own therapy needs, it’s essential first to understand which type of professional practice is right for you.

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Many people think therapy isn’t for them. They say things like, “I’d rather talk to my friends,” “What good would it do?” and “I don’t want to air my dirty laundry.” Let’s look at that further and see if now is an ideal time to explore a new, ongoing relationship with a therapist in DC.

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Our team at The Therapy Group of DC understands that deciding to seek out the services of a mental health therapist or licensed professional counselor can be daunting in itself. The next step–finding the right potential therapist for your specific needs and preferences–shouldn’t deter your progress. However, we recognize that when you and your therapist are a great fit, your chances of experiencing life-changing, successful treatment increase exponentially.

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People deal with stress different ways, such as going it alone or seeking medication or therapy. We were curious to know more about the top ways that people deal with daily stress as we work to improve our ability to better help those who seek therapy in DC with us.  A recent survey by Statista sheds light on how people tackle it.

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People choose to not seek therapy and other mental health services for many reasons. What are some of those reasons and what are some of the myths surrounding therapy that needs reexamining?

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