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Decode the lingo: Your reference guide to finding the right therapist

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Ailey Wilder
Elevate Team

Finding a therapist is difficult. And when beginning the search for your perfect therapist, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer number of therapists available and the often unfamiliar terms they use to describe how they practice therapy.

Regardless of the issues you’d like to address in therapy, there are two important areas on our therapist profiles that we’d like to decode for you as you hunt for a great therapist. First, the treatment approaches our therapists utilize and next, their license types.

Let’s dig into the treatment approaches you’ll see listed by our therapists:

License Types:

In California, these licenses are administered by the Board of Behavioral Sciences (the BBS). And here is how the various license types you will see on Elevate Therapy are defined:

At first therapeutic lingo can seem mystifying, especially when you’re not sure exactly what you’re looking for. We hope this short guide can help you determine what approaches you’re interested in trying, so you can begin working with a provider who is best suited to your needs and goals. Ready to get started? Start browsing our therapists here

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Ailey Wilder
Elevate Team