Mental Health Therapist Questions and Answers
Is your mind weighing you down? Visit Dr. Moses Tabe Ambilichu, MD for your next mental health checkup at Success Health System. We treats and manages conditions such as depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, and more. For more information, call us or schedule an appointment online! We have convenient locations to serve you in West Plains MO, Columbia MO, and Olathe KS.
It can be difficult to deal with or even talk about mental health problems, but you’ve already taken the first step by searching for a mental health therapist near you. You’ll find one here at Success Health System LLC, and the doctor will be able to provide a diagnosis, as well as ongoing support and treatment if you require these services. Reach out to us today or read on to learn more about what we can do to help you even if all you need is someone to talk to.
How do I find a good mental health therapist?
There are several different approaches you can take to finding a good mental health therapist. One is to search online for something like “mental health therapist near me” and see what comes up in the search results. You may be able to find a therapist in your area who has good patient reviews. You can also ask family and/or friends if they would recommend a particular therapist, but because each and every patient has different needs and preferences, the therapist recommended to you might not be right for you.
It’s also important to consider a therapist’s theoretical orientation. What is the therapist’s approach to treating patients? You might find that narrative, behavioral, and/or solution-oriented therapies are preferential to you over family-oriented systems therapy.
The best thing you can do is to sit down and speak with a therapist to get a feel for him or her and the therapist’s personality and approach to helping patients. Here at Success Health System LLC, our therapist is Dr. Moses Tabe Ambilichu MD, and he believes in psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacologic approaches to helping patients.
What’s the difference between a therapist and a counselor?
Truly, what’s most important is to find a professional you like whose personality and therapy style you appreciate. However, the differences between these two types of professionals might be important to you, and can be major factors in a patient’s decision. And if you want the most qualified type of professional, you’ll want a therapist.
Both the terms “therapist” and “counselor” can refer to the same type of professional, however, the level of education and the credentials can be different between therapists and counselors. Generally, therapists have more training and are more broadly credentialed than counselors, and therapists have a master’s degree. Dr. Tabe Ambilichu has these credentials, is board-certified by the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry, and is fully qualified to help and treat you for mental health issues.
Can a therapist diagnose mental illness?
This depends on the therapist’s licenses. A psychiatrist like Dr. Tabe Ambilichu has the U.S. medical licenses required for him to be able to provide you with a diagnosis and with treatment too. Other therapists may not hold the required licenses, but Dr. Tabe Ambilichu does, so he is very qualified to help you!
How often should you see a therapist?
This depends on your preferences, your personal needs, your diagnosis, and the recommendations of the professional you’re seeing. Generally, therapy is most productive when it’s done for 12 to 16 sessions total, with one session per week at about 45 minutes. That’s about 3 to 4 months of weekly sessions. Again, this depends on many factors, but it’s something you can find out with certainty during a consultation with Dr. Tabe Ambilichu MD here at Success Health System LLC.
How can I see a mental health therapist in Columbia, MO or Olathe, KS?
Give Success Health System LLC a call today to make your booking with the doctor. He would be happy to speak with you no matter what the issue is, even if you just need the trained ear of a true professional. We actually have 3 clinics in West Plains MO, Columbia MO, and Olathe KS, so please see our Locations page for the location in your area. You can also call our head office for more information or book your consultation with the doctor online. We hope to hear from you today and to help you with your mental health soon and for as long as you need our services! We serve patients from Olathe KS, Columbia MO, West Plains MO, Harg MO, Prathers Ville MO, Midway MO, New Century KS, Olathe KS, Overland Park KS, Carson MO, Pomona MO, and Potters Ville MO.