Looking for a therapist in the New Year? You’re not alone. In fact, January tends to be the most popular month of the year for seeking counseling. Why? It’s hard to say, really, but there are probably several reasons:
- The holidays are over. With New Year’s, it’s time for a change.
- Being with family around the holidays can encourage people to want better relationships and emotional wellbeing.
- There’s a good stretch of time before summer, so people usually are going to be able to go to therapy for some time before traveling again.
Whatever the reason, if you’re looking for counseling right now, it’s a perfect time to think about the qualities you want in your counselor. More specifically, you probably want to know more about those characteristics of a good counselor, and what a good counselor does.