San Antonio

Living in San Antonio, there’s a lot to be proud of. Our rich heritage and trademark values keep us grounded and committed to our community. We take care of people, and know that they’ll take care of us. It’s who we are.

Unfortunately, the United States has a problem that even we haven’t addressed. Mental illness is brushed under the carpet. Access to mental healthcare is limited no matter where in the US you are.

This is all the more troubling because mental illness rates are very high. Every 1 in 5 American adults has a mental illness. That’s over 40 million people, more than in the entire State of California.

The San Antonio area, and Texas in general, is no exception. We fare better than only South Carolina and Mississippi in access to mental health treatment. If you’ve been searching for a therapist in San Antonio, you’ll know that it’s not an easy feat.

Mental illness is not going to disappear on its own, but neither is the stigma surrounding it. Access to mental health treatment needs to be revolutionized.

This is where ThriveTalk comes in. ThriveTalk offers online therapy for everyone. No matter who you are, we bring therapy to you.

This is how it works.

Start Your Search for a Therapist Here

When looking for a therapist in San Antonio, you face a lot of challenges. Chances are, you’re not quite sure where to look. When you do find a directory, you’ll see that your options are limited.

This is not because there aren’t good therapists in San Antonio. There are many excellent psychologists throughout the city. However, the number who are in your proximity is low. Instead of being able to choose the person who is perfectly suited to you, you’re forced to choose whoever is closest. Otherwise, you won’t have time in your day to see them.

Start your search for a therapist using the intuitive ThriveTalk platform. You’ll match with therapists based on your particular needs and preferences. You can then consult with them to see if you connect, and set up your very first session.

Finding the Best Therapist for You

Your relationship with your therapist is the foundation of your treatment. One of the most basic lessons all psychologists learn is that without a relationship, treatment methods and techniques will be fruitless.

Therapists are great at developing relationships and building rapports. But some people just don’t quite work together. You may just not like them or find them easy to talk to. Alternatively, you may have a particularly strong block surrounding a therapist’s particular style, and will have to spend much of your time in therapy simply trying to overcome that block.

This is why when finding a therapist in San Antonio you need something more specific than proximity. You need to find the perfect fit.

1. A Good Psychologist is Not Always the Most Convenient Psychologist

While that perfect fit might be just down the road from you, there’s a very good chance that they’re further afield. Online therapy solves this problem.

On ThriveTalk, you connect with someone via video or voice chat, without having to leave your home or office. You don’t have to worry about travel time or traffic. It is not just convenient. It is absolutely no trouble at all.

At the time of your appointment, connect to your therapist. You will start working together immediately, wasting none of your precious time.

2. Are They Selling Themselves or Talking About Their Work?

All psychologists understand that the relationship is at the heart of good therapy. Therefore, they should be willing to admit when they are not the right person. At the very least, they need to be open to the possibility that you won’t click with them.

When you’re consulting with them about how they work, take note of whether they’re trying to sell themselves or are simply passionate about their work. They should leave the choice to you, and rather than trying to convince you why you should choose them, they can explain how therapy will help you.

Finding a therapist in San Antonio is easier than ever. You have no reason to settle for anything less than the perfect fit.

3. Talk to Them

Spend some time talking to your potential psychologist during your consultation. Ask them questions about anything that is on your mind. Doubts are normal and skepticism can be healthy. Don’t underestimate your own importance in this process. No one can make the choice for you, so you don’t need to worry about taking up their time.

4. Notice How You Feel Talking to Them

During this consultation, notice how it feels to be talking to them. Does it feel comfortable? Do you think this is someone you can be open with? Do they intimidate you in any way?

Notice if you feel like you can trust them. Trust is crucial, and although it doesn’t need to be completely there from the start, you should at least have an impression that you can build it. Some of us are naturally more skeptical. This is perfectly okay, but it means you need to be open to building trust over time.

Remember that you’re not necessarily looking for someone who you’d normally expect to be able to connect to. Often, significant differences between people can make the conversation more open. After all, you’re less likely to hide certain things because you anticipate the response you’re going to get.

5. Don’t Be Afraid to Change Your Mind

Finally, if you’ve chosen a therapist, you might feel like you’re committed to sticking with them. It’s possible that although someone seems like the perfect fit, you then meet someone who is an even better fit. Alternatively, you may notice later that there are certain things about this therapist that don’t sit well with you.

Change your mind if you want to. Finding the right therapist is so important, that therapists will not begrudge you the leeway to make the decision most comfortable to you.

Start looking now and make the right choice for you.

You Deserve To Get Help From ThriveTalk

For far too long, finding a therapist in San Antonio was limited to those with the time and money, or those who simply had no other choice. But everyone deserves the help that therapy can bring them.

ThriveTalk makes it so that you don’t need to take time off to see a therapist. You can fit a 50 minute session into 50 minutes, before going on with your day. It is affordable and gives you the perfect opportunity to find the right therapist rather than the closest.

Use our online platform to find a therapist today. You’ll be speaking to your ideal therapist before you know it.

Therapy Is For Everyone

If you’re wondering whether therapy is for you, the answer is yes! We all go through tough times, and none of us simply know how to cope with them. No one develops the perfect skills on their own. Everyone needs to improve how they manage their feelings and deal with crises and conflicts.

Therapy is for you if you ever go through difficult periods, are looking to improve your relationships, want to set better goals, or find more meaning and purpose in your life.

You don’t need to wait until you’re desperate to seek therapy in San Antonio. Start speaking to a therapist today and in no time you’ll see how much they can help you.

Helpful Questions to Ask Our Therapists

When you’re trying to decide on a therapist, there are certain questions it will be helpful to ask. Here are some of the most helpful questions:

  • What is your therapeutic approach? Each therapist has a certain approach to therapy, founded on evidence-based theories and techniques. While all approaches used by licensed therapists work, you are likely to connect with some approaches more than others.
  • How long do you expect therapy to last? Some therapists prefer for therapy to be an indefinite process. Others like to set an end date right from the start. This will depend on the therapist, and you can decide which resonates with you.
  • Do you accept texts between sessions? Online therapy opens up new ways of communicating with your therapist. There are many who believe that strong boundaries are crucial, while others feel that texting can be very helpful. If you particularly want a therapist who will text with you, ask this question to get their opinion.
  • What is your specialty? Different therapist specialize in different areas. If you’re searching for something in particular, such as couples counseling or the like, you will want a therapist who prefers to work in this type of therapy.

Get Started Today

Get started today and you’ll be speaking to a highly-skilled expert in no time. Finding a therapist in San Antonio has never been easier.

Use our intuitive online platform to find the right therapist for you. No matter who you are, we’ve got you covered.

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Angel Rivera
I am a Bilingual (Spanish) Psychiatrist with a mixture of strong clinical skills including Emergency Psychiatry, Consultation Liaison, Forensic Psychiatry, Telepsychiatry and Geriatric Psychiatry training in treatment of the elderly. I have training in EMR records thus very comfortable in working with computers. I served the difficult to treat patients in challenging environments in outpatient and inpatient settings
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