If you are considering counseling or therapy but aren’t sure what type of therapist to choose, you are not alone. In fact, there are dozens of different therapy types and a lot of them deal with similar issues.
It means that while problems such as anger, anxiety, negative thoughts, lack of motivation or marriage problems may be effectively addressed with most of these types, it is the approach that varies — and choosing the approach is up to you!
Some people prefer to address their issues on a deeper level, which sometimes involves a lot of work (such as reliving negative events from the past), some others want to focus on solutions only. Some people are just not into reliving their childhood experiences or talking about their parents and want to focus on their strengths and talk about their future.
The quiz below is designed to suggest one of the more common types of therapy depending on your preferences. Simply pick what appeals to you the most and hit the “Get Results” button.
I want to find internal motivation to change my behavior by resolving my insecurities and mixed feelings.
I need help with marital or couple problems, parenting issues or elderly care issues.
I want to learn to accept my inner emotions and move forward with my life.
I want to improve a specific behavior, such as social skills, communication skills, job competence or punctuality.
I want someone to provide me with skills and motivation to improve certain areas of my life, such as health, fitness or money management.
I want to change my thought patterns in order to change my responses to challenges.
I want to challenge my negative thoughts and gain control over the impact they have on my life.
I want to find quicker solutions by focusing on my present and future without much analyzing my past.
I want to bring my unconscious thoughts and feelings to the conscious mind in order to examine them and impact they have on my life.
I want to focus on my strength and resourcefulness to become a more positive person. I don’t want to talk about my weaknesses and past failures.
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