Going Social Was Easy for My Company

Friend Us on Facebook for Exclusive Coupon CodesWhen I decided to go social with my business, I knew that I was going to focus on Facebook. There are other social programs, but I was already familiar with Facebook because of my personal account. I didn’t want to have to learn about a new site when I was already familiar with how Facebook operates. I created my business account, but I knew that I had to generate some attention to it. I did a search for best facebook likes to get, because I didn’t want to deal with just any company.

I wanted a company that not only delivers on its promises, but it does so with quality.

Having Your Cake and Eating It Too

All across the world electronic cigarettes are becoming recognized as the safest way to enjoy smoking. After years of being lied to by the tobacco companies who sought to maximize their profits at the expense of human life, we are finally approaching a paradigm shift of being capable of enjoying tobacco without having to suffer the fatal consequences that are often associated with the very act of smoking. Sites like http://www.cmalo.nl offer unique flavors an individual to enjoy along with the complimenting vaporizers, often designed to be shaped in the fashion of a familiar cigarette shape that so many of us are fond of. When it comes to cigarettes, its the act of smoking that actually appeals to me more than anything else.

I Needed People to Follow My Instagram

Social Media Marketing BlogWhen I decided to create an Instagram account for my business, I thought it would be easy enough to get followers there since I have been established in this area for a long time. It didn’t take long for me to realize that it wouldn’t be that easy, at least not in the way I was approaching it. I still wanted my Instagram account to be successful though, so I looked at other ways to get it noticed. The easiest way that I could find was to buy real instagram followers.

I didn’t even know that this could be done. I have been on social media platforms for a while now, and I always thought that people followed a site after stumbling across it one way or another.

Getting Ready to Start Building

Of course I was not the one who cleared the land off, someone else was going to build a house here. It was this guy I used to work with and he ended up striking it really rich. Or more to the woman he was married to was a genius at business, which he was completely unaware of until she sold her business for a huge amount of money and started another. He did a lousy job on this land, I had to hire a tree service in westchester ny to get rid of all of the gumball trees. He was trying to sell me the land and I was looking up at the tree tops. I had sixteen of those things to take care of. Continue reading

I Had a Great Experience Selling My Car

Datei:Strand San Diego 1.jpgWhen I decided to get a new car, I thought that I would be able to trade in my old car to get at least something knocked off the price. When the salesperson told me that they wouldn’t take my car, it really surprised me. I still bought my new car, because I did need one. I decided to look online to see if I would be able to sell my car to anyone else. I had no luck at all when trying to sell it to a private buyer. I did a search for cash for cars, because I had heard there are companies that will buy old cars that no one else seems to want.

I really struck gold, because I found a company that had a lot of really positive reviews.

Working on the New Band’s Web Page

... Extension to let you preview YouTube Video from a link on any websiteIt is going to take a bit to build back up, but Trent and I have the new band together and they sound pretty good. We already started the new youtube channel and since we have the list of people who subscribed to the old channel, we are hoping to seed it and not have to buy youtube subscribers. Of course I would prefer not to do that for the reasons that it is dubious as to how effective it would be and since we are a new band, it should not look as though we are not. The old one lasted about as long as it could under the circumstances. Quite simply Dave and Ian were no longer good enough, although this was because of their substance abuse problems rather than their musical ability.

Ian owned the name of the band too, which will not really do him a great deal of good right now. In fact he is pretty much like Syd Barret at this point in time.

Started to Make Some Sales in Japan

We are not really sure what is going on, but we have started to get some orders from Japan. In fact I was telling the boss that perhaps we should invest in a website translation of our site into Japanese. I have been having some communications with the customers, some of them wanting to buy large numbers of our products and apparently the little character we invented to be our mascot has caught on over there. It is sort of based on that magical creature from the old Popeye cartoons, which I believe was called Eugene the Jeep or some such thing. We just had this guy here who liked to doodle and he came up with it. The boss and I liked it, so we began to make designs on them. Originally they went on kid’s clothes, but that is not what has caught on Japan.

Instead it is girls in their teens and their early twenties who seem to buy them. Continue reading

Commuting a Bit Smarter Lately

Of course I had no idea what Mitch was talking about at first. Of course when you say sidecar I think about motorcycles and those guys who race on those crazy things, with the guy one the outrigger contraption throwing his weight around in the curves so that the bike is able to take corners better. What he was talking about was an app for his Samsung Galaxy S3, although I guess it might work on other phones and other operating systems as well. This thing is a ride sharing app. He was talking about using it when he was drunk on New Year’s eve. Of course he was looking to get home at some like 3 AM after he had gotten stranded by some other guys. Apparently he had been trying to get next to some girl, but she had ditched him after telling him that she had to go to the restroom or something. He apparently got his butt home, which is a good trick considering where he had to go and what time it was.

Most of the time what would happen is that you would have a commuter alone in his car and he would be trying to get a free pass into the car pool lane. So you would get in touch with some person along your way who needed to go more or less to the same place that you were going to. It is going to be difficult to match up people with the same general needs of course and who knows if might not end up meeting an axe murderer or some such person. Worse you could end up with a Jehovah’s Witness or something of that sort. Apparently that is one of the stories associated with the idea, you get a ride and then they try to convert you.

What Divorce Lawyers in Brisbane Do

Larry T. Ring, AttorneyGoing through a divorce is a very trying process for any individual. Whether you or your spouse makes the first move, going through the steps to make a divorce official can be difficult. If you are not extremely familiar with the legal system, you may have problems in taking the appropriate steps. The best thing you can do for yourself is hire a divorce lawyer. divorce lawyers in brisbane provide legal services to people like you who are facing tough situations. From filing the paperwork to finalizing the divorce, a lawyer will be with you during every process to guide you.

You may want to sit down and have a consultation with your divorce lawyer before making any decisions.

Going to Argentina on a Second Honey Moon

I’ve been working out more and trying to make myself healthier. I didn’t feel I was getting the best results so I decided to try supplements. I did some research and settled on using xt genix. First thing that I noticed was that I had more energy and I stopped getting short of breath. My circulation seemed much better so that I could do more. I was able to work out longer and perform better.

My girlfriend enjoyed my new found energy and stamina as well. We have been spending more time together and enjoying our selves.

Healing My Skin with Liftderma

Health Fit Supplements Pure Green Coffee Bean Extract GCA 800mg All ...My skin has been improving since I started using liftderma. I have really bad acne and skin blemishes, and it can be rather unsightly at times. At least women have a way to cover up their blemishes with makeup, but since I’m a guy, I don’t have that option. I was using over the counter products to treat my skin problems, but they didn’t have much of an effect. I tried using products prescribed by my doctor, but their effects were minor at best. I thought I would be forced to live with my skin problems forever, but that was until I discovered the miracle product that actually works.

Whenever I find out about anything that can be of use to me, it’s usually from my friends.

Flower Tattoos and Search Engine Optimization

Simbolo Pace Fiori Di Ciliegio DragoWhen we create a new website or blog with the goal that we are going to utilize it in order to make money, it is important that we consider the multitude of options that are available to us with regards to marketing tactics. With the Internet, there are several methods that have proven to be successful time and time again. I started my own blog that focused on tatuaggi fiori – flower tattoos, in Italian, with a hope that I could capture a niche market and draw clicks from both Italian and English users. I decided that I would hire a company to do my search engine optimization for me – SEO. SEO works by creating dense networks of association via links and keywords that are somehow associated to your website.

Kitchen Cabinets Installation for Cheap

Cherry custom kitchen cabinets « AE Ultimate DesignsOver the last month, I have bought a lot of new appliances for my kitchen, and I have been thinking that there are a few other things that I would like to get done in my kitchen. One of the main things that comes to mind, at this point in time, is the fact that I would really like to have some new cabinets in my house. I am therefore looking for contractors that do cabinets in morris county nj and can put new cabinets in my house for a fairly cheap price.

One of the reasons why I have not gotten new cabinets before this point in time, is because I assumed that it would cost quite a bit of money.

Best Bathroom Remodeling in New Jersey


I am going to want to remodel my bathroom in the near future, and I am not sure how much it will cost. I know that it will be fairly expensive, but I am just not too sure how much these things tend to cost, and that is something that I am curious to learn at some point in the near future. I guess that I will start looking online for local companies that specialize bathroom remodeling in bergen county nj as that is where my house is located.

I know what I will want to get a new bathtub put in. I am not sure if I can afford it, but I would really like to get some sort of whirlpool bathtub installed. I think that there is enough room in the bathroom for such a thing, but I will need to measure the bathroom again to make sure. Continue reading

Make a Big Statement to Them

I spent a lot of time looking at the different ways to say thank you to the clients that have kept my small marketing firm open for all of these years. I knew that it was going to be a really hard thing to do, they have done so much for me and I thought that it was going to be easy for me to do as far as finding something. I did not want to do the typical pens and paper with our logo on them. Instead, I went online and found oversized thank you cards that I could write a personal note in to each client and representative and send it to them. I knew that it was going to be a great thing for our company, and that it would make a lot of the clients keep us apart from the other people that they work with.

Getting the Cabin Furnished Today

Of course this is far from the most lavish place you would ever see. It is based on something we learned to build from Van McClelland who was my old scoutmaster. When I was 13 years old we started cutting down trees for a scout cabin behind the church and then the next year we started to put it together. It was not that hard to do and I figured that I could try it again. This is the third time I have done it. It has a table and some cheap memory foam mattresses up in the loft right now. I am pretty happy with the results to be honest.

Treating My Digestive Problems the Traditional Way

I am a firm believer that traditional Chinese medicine is better than western medicine in many cases. I’ve used western medicine for most of my life, and it worked well for me, but I came down with a digestive disorder that western medicine couldn’t stop. I went to many doctors and tried many different treatments, but they all had little to no effect. Western medicine had failed me and I was out of options. I didn’t know what to do, until one day a coworker of mine recommended that I try tcm.

I had always heard about traditional Chinese medicine, but I never used it for any of my ailments. To me, western medicine was good enough, and everything else was irrelevant. It’s funny how things became reversed in my case. The western medicine became irrelevant, and the traditional Chinese medicine turned out to be my savior.

One day while I was at work, I was talking about my digestive condition with one of my coworkers. Continue reading

Got Moved out of the Dorm

I am not really sure that I am all that happy with my choice in housemates, because you have to worry that the other guys will not be able or willing to hold up their end of the deal. My brother graduated from college a couple of months ago and he has all kinds of stories about roommates who did not hold up their end of the arrangement. This is even more complicated there are four of us sharing an old house about three or four blocks from the campus. The next thing is to find internet service for nc, or specifically near the campus of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. I could almost live with my parents if I really wanted to actually, they live about 35 minutes away in an adjacent county, but I really like to live here and not have to wake up at 7 AM in the morning to get to class on time.

Got Back to Yuma Today

Of course I was not all that thrilled when I finally got back to Yuma. I had to take care of all sorts of things before the move. I had to take care of the arizona home insurance before I could complete the bank loan on the new house. It was something that I had thought was included in the loan, but apparently there was a misunderstanding somewhere. I thought they were including it in the deal and they thought I had told them that I was going to do it myself, so the loan got put on hold for about a day and a half. Then I finally got it sorted out. I went back to Tempe and leased a truck to carry the stuff that I could not take in my pick up truck, but that damned thing had a flat on me.

I was crossing over the Colorado River when I noticed that it was driving funny and so I pulled into the parking lot of the old Yuma Territorial Prison. A bunch of tourists got all upset with me because I was in the way, but of course I did not want to change that flat on the street and I had taken it about as far as I wanted to go. Unfortunately I was blocking their camera angle and they did not want a picture of me trying to figure out how to change a flat on a three axle truck. I had to get my phone out and try to figure it out, but eventually a truck driver strode up and showed me how to do it. Of course I was not very pleased to know that the only thing to do was to call for help. It took about an hour and a half, which was probably as lucky as I could hope for.

Preparing to Open a Store

Everyone likes to eat something sweet, especially if it’s healthy for their bodies. I’ve grown really skilled at making healthy treats due to years of cooking, and from various recipes passed down in my family. I’ve sold these treats on the streets and at various venues, but now I want to try something different. I want to have a store where people will be able to buy my treats. I’ve been looking at various places on www.bestspace.com.sg where I will be able to sell my treats.

There are many factors that are used for selling treats successfully. The treats themselves have to taste good, and if they are healthy, then that’s an even bigger selling point for the treat. Price is also a big factor in what you sell. By far, one of the most important factors about selling successfully is where you sell the treats.

The Best Way to Eliminate Stomach Flab

I am looking for the best way to eliminate stomach flab. My weight is not really all that big of an issue to me, although I suppose that I am around five pounds heavier than I probably should be and it all seems to be in my midsection. I am either sitting on it or it is in my belly. i want to get a flat stomach fast, because I have a huge trip planned for the winter. I am going to spend a whole six months living in Sydney Australia with my grandfather.

I Designed Her Wedding Arrangements


When my daughter got married a few months ago, I knew that her life was about to be changed. What I didn’t know was that my life was about to be changed as well. Her father and I wanted to give her everything she wanted for her perfect day, but we were not prepared for the cost of some things. She wanted a specific centerpiece, but the florist wanted to charge us nearly as much as the caterer was. Instead, I looked online for courses on flower arranging because I knew that I could probably do the same thing myself for a much lower price.

I was just looking for the basics, but I discovered something so much more. When I found one website that offers complete coverage on how to arrange flowers, I knew that I had found what I wanted to do even after her wedding was over. I just fell in love with the designs and the different types of flowers that could be used for all of them, and I signed up that same day. Continue reading

Try to Spark Some Competition

To find cheap internet in michigan is qutie a chore. It is becoming increasingly difficult because the internet companies are realizing that everyone needs internet to survive in society now. So they use this to their advantage when they make a price. Almost all internet is the same price in michigan now, with little variation. Sometimes they have a sale or two where they will go down in price, but really the deal is still not very good. The way to make sure that you get a good price on internet is to stir up a little competition between the different providers. If you get a price from one and take it to the other and ask them if they can beat it they likely will give you a counter offer of either faster speeds or cheaper internet, then you go back to the original company and just do a little back and forth until one of them offers you the price that you are comfortable paying. Continue reading

Making a Living Loving Life

Menu Card Template WordI am a set designer and my job is to set and paint theatre sets. I loved working in college as I was able to work on a lot of different sets due to the fact that we had a very large theater group. We put on over four plays a year so I really got to work on my set design skills. I was worried that I was not going to be able to show my skills when I graduated as I went to college in the mid west. There were not a lot of play houses that I would be able to work for in a place like San Fransisco or New York.

Best Penile Enhancement Products on the Market

Paper Product Suppliers in AdelaideI would like to find a product that will help me to get a larger penis size in the future, because I must admit that I am not exactly satisfied with the size of my penis at this point in time. I have long hoped to figure out a way to get a larger member, but nothing I have tried before in the past has worked out for me. I am hoping that something will be different this time, and I am going to try magic beans at some point in the near future.

One of my friends told me about them about a week ago, I think it was, and I decided then that I would give them a try in the future. The friend had just started using them, so he had not had enough time to be able to tell whether or not they work. I guess they get their name from the old Jack and the Beanstalk fairy tale, and by implication, they are supposed to make your “bean stalk” grow to great proportions.

A Cheap Replacement for Expensive Wood

The one thign that has prevented me from doing any home improvement projects is the sheer cost of the items that I usually have to get before being able to do anything at all. Most of the items are prohibitively expensive and if something goes wrong during the project itself, I am going to have to have those items replaced which only increases the cost of the project itself. Thankfully I was able to find black melamine board which allowed me to replace most of the shelving units that are in our home.

Best Residential Electricians in Chester

Chester Bennington - Chester Bennington Photo (906681) - Fanpop ...I have been having a few electrical problems at my house lately, and I am not really sure what the root of the problem is. However, it is fairly concerning to me, because I am trying to get the house ready to be sold at this point in time. As such, it is a huge inconvenience to me that the electricity is not working right, and I need to find residential electricians chester companies, so that I will be able to hire one to have my electrical wiring and such checked out in this house.

I am hoping that it will not cost a whole lot of money to repair whatever is wrong with the electrical system in the house. However, at the same time, I need to get the house fixed up as best as I can before I try to sell it.

What to Expect when Searching for Wedding Info

St Patrick's Day Wedding - St Patrick's Day Party | Wedding Planning ...When you first load www.pureweddingworld.co.uk you are greeted by an amazing looking wedding cake that you could just eat right up. It looks so vibrant and beautiful you just know what you are getting in this site is top notch information. You are prompted with a simple signup that takes about two seconds and is entirely worth doing, it gives you access to their newsletter which is a great source for new information. When you delve deeper into the site you are given choices of what type of information you are currently looking for, whether it be hotels or honeymoon ideas, this site truly has it all and they don’t charge you a cent to use. They don’t even force you to signup but it is definitely in your best interest to do so if you plan on staying up to date on all things wedding. So if you are in the market for all of your wedding information being in one convenient easy to use site, this is probably the one for you.

Getting Fit with an Awesome Diet

So you want to get fit? It’s not easy, you know. Finding a balance between healthy living and healthy eating is a difficult endeavor even for the most disciplined of individuals. You have to make it a ritual so that it becomes a part of you every day, you literally have to try and alter your lifestyle as much as possible. When my mom gave me bistro md coupon code s I knew that she was trying to tell me something; that it was time for me to put the fast food down and start living the life that I deserved to give myself. I can’t believe, when looking back on how I used to live, that I would allow myself to succumb to such a gross way of living. My life is the only thing that is truly precious to me, it’s all that we have and we are only given one, don’t we deserve to treat it with respect?

It’s not easy and it’s not meant to be easy. Once you find the balance that I mentioned, it does become a part of you. Sticking to it is the hard part after that. Dieting can be expensive as the foods you will need to make this lifestyle change are typically more expensive than what you might have been buying already; it’s well worth it, however. Look at it like an investment in health, you won’t have to go to the doctor as much and if you plan for the long term you might even save yourself thousands of dollars in medical bills that might arise as you age. That is a serious problem for most of our elderly, they are in terribly poor health and they spend so much money on medicine and doctor visits that they are often, more or less, very poor.

Models from This Michigan Agency Help Me Sell More Clothes

I contacted one of the better modeling agencies in michigan to get a lineup of models to pose with our clothing lines for a circular I was sending out for the grand opening of my new clothing store. The franchise stores use a nationally produced circular, or tab as they are referred to, when promoting sales of clothing in their stores. My store offers a unique choice of clothing that is not offered in the national clothing store chains. That is why I needed to hire models and a photographer.

The modeling agency I used got me the exact models that I needed to represent the clothing that was going to be in the advertisement.

What I Do As a Home Health Aide

How to Become a Home Health Aide PhotoI was not sure what I wanted to do when I graduated from high school. What I did know was that I did not want to go back to school for four more years. I love helping people, so my guidance counselor suggested that I look into becoming a home health aide. I researched the position, and I knew that I would probably excel with that line of work. I did have to take enough training in order to receive my certificate so I could become a home health aide, but the schooling was very informal. Because I liked what I was about to do, I actually enjoyed learning about the elderly as well as other types of people I would help.

After I became a certified aide, I was able to join a great team at a local home health agency.

Hiring a Moving Company for My Daughter

... to back projects inside the boundary of a national park, he saidI wanted to find some national movers to help my daughter and her family get moved. They had just found out that her husband is being relocated and it was really stressing her out. As sad as I am to see her move halfway across the country, I am happy that her husband has gotten such a great offer for work.

There are so many families that are struggling these days and I worried that my daughter would have to struggle too. She is expecting their second baby and stays home to be a mother to the first. She wants to be able to stay home with the kids until they start school. This is going to be even more important to her now that she is not going to be living near family that could watch the children for her.

I thought that I would try to take some of the stress off of her since she is pregnant and her husband has been going back and forth between the office here and the one that he is being transferred to. So, I wanted to find the moving company for them. I told them that I would pay the difference between what the company is offering to pay for it and what it will actually cost them. I know that they are tight on cash since they had to put a down payment on the new house and have not sold the old one yet.

I was able to find a moving company quite easily for them. I was surprised that it was not going to cost me that much at all after the company contributed their payment for it. I am so proud of my little girl and her husband. They are doing quite well for themselves and their kids.

Helping Myself to a New Job

, Wolfmouth Scaffolding System prefered for service scaffolding ...Recently I lost my job and have been feeling down ever since. I knew I needed to get back on my feet again if I wanted to continue supporting myself, but I was severely lacking in motivation and had no will or desire to do anything. I turned to the internet for ideas on lifting my spirits and also to look for possible jobs. Along the way, I stumbled upon the topics of self help and scaffolding jobs. While the two topics have nothing in common, they were certainly helpful to me, as they put me on the path to restoring my life.

I have a background in construction work and carpentry, so scaffolding jobs are pretty ideal for me. Setting up scaffolding sections for construction work on buildings makes it easier for work to get done. The great thing is that making work easier for other construction workers is a job in itself. There is a lot of work and planning that goes into scaffolding, both in the building phase, and in the idea phase. I was hesitant to apply for the job initially, due to my motivational problems, but that’s when the self help came into play.



Lourdes GDCP DCH Ad.Dip.Eh.P.NLP

What the letters behind my name mean…

GDCP – Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy

DCH – Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy

Ad.Dip.Eh.NLP – Advanced Diploma in Ericksonian Hypnotherapy and
Neurolinguistic Programming

Bachelor in Social Sciences (Counseling Major) final year of degree in 2008

Certified in:

– Advanced Clinical Hypnosis
– Models of Hypnotherapy & Script Writing
– Forensic Applications of Hypnosis
– Clinical & Experimental Issues in Hypnosis
– Medical & Psychotherapeutic Hypnosis


What Is a “Psychotherapist” Anyway?

Psychotherapists, psychologist, licensed clinical social workers, counselors, therapists, licensed professional counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists, psychiatrists… these are all generic labels for someone in the business of helping others with their problems. In Sydney, anyone can legally call themselves a “psychotherapist”,”counselor” or “therapist”.

As a matter of fact, anyone can legally practice psychotherapy in Sydney, regardless of their academic education or professional training…or the lack thereof. There are significant differences in training, qualifications and experience from one practitioner to another.

The business card and shingle may be very shiny but take very close note – a six week course does not a “Therapist” make – beware.

Regardless of whether or not Counselling and Psychotherapy is regulated or not it’s best to be selective when you put your mental and physical health at the mercy of any practitioner.

Unfortunately, there is no easy way to know who is competent, ethical or effective in helping others. However, you can learn how to interview a prospective therapist and assess whether that person matches your personal needs and concerns.

Determining Competency and Ethical Standards

Membership in a recognized professional organization however, like the Psychotherapist and Counselling Federation of Australia or the Sydney Counselling Association for example, may be important. Associations like these may hold the practitioner accountable for following their organization’s professional code of ethics.

The Importance of Interviewing a Referred Therapist

Even though a therapist may come highly recommended and has many years of experience helping countless others, he or she still may not be the right match for you or your needs. It is essential that you feel comfortable with the person whom you will inevitably entrust with your deepest secrets and fears. Take some time to interview a few different therapists. You have a right to ask questions and make an informed choice.

Assessing Competence

The following questions may further help you to determine the level of competence of the therapist you are interviewing by assessing their professional training, credentials, licenses, organizational affiliations and history of experiences in clinical practice.

– What diploma and graduate degree did they receive? From which school? What year?

– Did they graduate from a specific clinical training program from their university? What was their major?

– How many years have they been practicing therapy? How long privately?

– What was their previous employment prior to private practice? Did they work in clinical agencies?

– Do they currently have a clinical supervisor who reviews their work? For how many years? If not, why not?

– What professional organizations are they a member of? What was the criteria for membership?

– How much and what kind of specific experience have they had treating any particular problem you may be concerned about?

– What specific personal experiences or training programs qualifies them to practice their style of therapy? Have they been in therapy themself?

– Do they carry liability (malpractice) insurance?

– Have they had any formal complaints filed against them?

Evaluating Referral Sources

Some caution is advised however when receiving referrals from personal recommendations.

Take into account who you are receiving the referrals from. Friends, relatives or neighbors may not necessarily be the best judge of competence or be able to determine the right match according to your needs. Selecting a friend’s therapist could also raise concerns of loyalty, competitiveness or confidentiality.

Doctors or clergy may not necessarily know very much about psychotherapy or the different approaches and practitioners. You might wind up being referred to a doctor’s colleague or friend, who is biased towards a particular
treatment approach accepted among their limited professional circle only. The same holds true for referring mental health professionals.

Evaluate for yourself how well the person you are receiving referrals from understands your needs and how knowledgeable they are about varying styles and approaches that differ from their own. Also, do not choose a therapist who you may already know socially. It is unethical for a therapist to work with someone with whom he or she may have a dual relationship.

Other Referral Sources

Other sources for referrals can be found by ads in the yellow pages, local newspapers, and other free community magazines and directories available at restaurants and shops around town. Keep in mind that these advertisements
are designed to catch your attention and do not necessarily provide any assurance that the person is qualified, experienced or reputable. Attending public presentations or workshops by therapists is another way to get introduced and learn about one’s personality or practice style.

Psychotherapy referral services may appear to be a good way to get referrals, but they typically only give out names of therapists who have paid a marketing fee to the company or get a commission for making the referral. If you call an agency or large group practice for a referral, you may be assigned to a therapist solely on the basis of who has an opening in their schedule. If you have selected a health insurance plan which limits you to seeking treatment only from an “in network” provider, you may get referred to a therapist selected solely because their post code location is
nearest to yours. You may also find that that therapist in the provider network is severely restricted to the kind and amount of therapy covered under your insurance policy.

After asking around, you may find that the same person is recommended from several different sources of referrals. That may be a good sign that you have found someone competent. But, are they compatible? Regardless of which
method you ultimately use to get a particular therapist’s name, it is essential to follow up with a personal interview. Only then can you better assess for yourself if working with this person is right for you.

Understanding the Different Credentials

There are a wide variety of master’s and doctoral degrees available to someone who seeks to become a therapist. In addition, after completing certain post-graduate training programs or meeting specific criteria established by state or national professional organizations, one can obtain an ever widening variety of certifications which may indicate additional achievement in a particular area of practice.

Unfortunately, there are also an increasing number of “degree mills” and self serving training programs which enable anyone to obtain an official looking graduate “Diploma” or framed “Training Certificate” for the right price. It is often difficult to discriminate between the legitimately recognized universities and organizations from the meaningless ones.

Summing It All Up

A highly recommended, experienced and licensed therapist may have the right credentials, with a wall covered with prestigious diplomas and certificates, and still not be very effective in helping you. Some people have a natural ability to listen and communicate well with others. This factor alone can sometimes make all the difference in being helped. In the long run, the theoretical practice style or technique one uses may not make much difference at all. Most likely, the ideal therapist for you has a healthy balance of:

* professional credentials and training
* a natural ability to communicate
* a long history of having helped many others effectively with caring and respect.