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Finding a Good Therapist: The Key to Successful Therapy or Counseling

Finding a Good Therapist: The Key to Successful Therapy or Counseling


Finding a Good Therapist: The Key to Successful

Therapy or Counseling


There are many reasons to seek counseling: it can help you feel better, improve your relationships, and rediscover an enhanced life. In this day and age, finding a therapist is easy, but finding a good one can be more challenging. You need to know what makes a “good fit” for you.

What makes a good therapist/counselor, or what is a “good fit” for you?


The Good Fit Is Critical

The right counselor establishes trust—an important ingredient in any successful therapy or counseling experience. Trust enables you to share your secrets, which helps in establishing your condition and in determining your therapy. Trust can make you adhere to your treatment and come back at the appointed time. These are necessary to achieve your treatment goals.

Not all therapists and counselors are alike, and their approaches aren’t “one-size-fits-all.” This is why finding your right fit is worthy of your time, effort, and focus. It isn’t easy, but it is essential to have the right fit to help you resolve your issues and move on to enjoy your life.


Background and Practice

You can verify whether a counselor has good standing in the profession by ensuring they are licensed in their field in the state they practice in. Licenses must be current to attest to their legitimate practice.

These credentials indicate that the counselor enjoys the respect of the profession, emphasizing their adherence to standard methods/strategies/approaches, codes of ethics, and state laws. Affiliations with professional organizations are testimonies that they stay up-to-date with new trends and practices in the field of counseling and therapy.

Verified credentials can support your decision in choosing this counselor and make you feel confident that you are entrusting your emotional health to the right professional. All therapists contracted with Carolina Counseling Services have the appropriate state license.


Philosophy and Techniques

A good therapist knows that you have to be an active participant in the counseling or therapy process for it to succeed. Thus, a good professional will discuss with you what you can expect from the techniques or strategies that they use. This promotes understanding and trust. 

They do not want you to be a stranger in your own counseling or therapy. A good therapist works to make you an educated and active part of the process, and explains the different treatment options so you can make the right, informed decision.


Caring Nature and Personal Attributes

Personal qualities are not easy to hide. If the therapist truly cares, it will shine through, attracting you to them. You can sense that they are a good fit if they pay attention to your answers and seek details, wanting to get to the bottom of your symptoms to make an accurate diagnosis. They will listen to you intently, giving you a sense of importance. You will feel their sincerity.

By the end of the first session, you will know if there is good “chemistry” between the two of you. If there is, you will want to see them again and continue sharing your feelings so you can be helped.


Where the Quest for the “Right Fit” Ends

Your quest for emotional wellness need not be a tortuous process. Finding the right counselor or therapist to trust may be easier than you think. Help from qualified and caring professionals is available at Carolina Counseling Services — Pinehurst, NC.

When your emotions are standing in the way of a good life, take the shortest route to a good therapist/counselor: call Carolina Counseling Services — Pinehurst, NC, now.


Serving Areas: Carolina Counseling Services – Pinehurst, NC

Counties: Moore county, NC, Lee County, Hoke County, Chatham County

Areas: Pinehurst NC, West End NC, Taylortown NC, Seven Lakes NC, Eagle Springs NC, Jackson Springs NC, Foxfire NC, Candor NC, Norman NC, Ellerbe NC, Rockingham NC

Zip Codes: 27281, 27376, 28315, 28347, 28350, 28373, 28374, 28387, 28388, 28394

Kelly ErkenBrack, LCSW

Specializes in: (Ages 3+) Children, Teens, Adults, Couples and Families. Anxiety, Depression, Grief and Loss, Mood Disorders, Trauma, Adjustments and Life Transitions, ADHD, Behavioral Issues, Parenting, Relationship Concerns, Self Esteem
Insurance: BCBSTricare Prime/Select, Medicare and Cash
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Location: Pinehurst, NC

Robin Caswell, MSW, LCSW

Specializes in: (Ages 5+), Individuals, Adults, Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Loss, ADHD, ODD, Trauma/PTSD, LGBTQ, Self-Harm, Military Family Life, Mood Disorders, OCD, Phobias
Insurance: BCBS, Tricare, Medicare and Cash
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Location: Pinehurst, NC

Counseling Information

How Do I Set Up my FIRST Appointment?

  • Call: 910-420-3600 (Fastest way to schedule)
  • Text: (910) 308-3291 (Reply will be via phone)
  • Click here and use our Contact Form (You must include your phone number, because replies will only be made by telephone to ensure security/privacy)
  • Call or Text for your New Patient Appointment Anytime!
  • Appointment scheduling for NEW clients: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm
  • Established/Standing Appointments are made directly with your therapist!
  • Referrals: MOST beneficiaries do NOT need a Referral!

Other Contact Info

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Carolina Counseling Services – Pinehurst, NC

45 Dowd Circle Suite 5
PinehurstNC 28374

Our Mailing Address:

PO BOX 9909
Fayetteville, NC 28311