Searching for a Therapist? 10 Questions to Ask

Having psoriasis doesn't just affect your body—it also affects your mind. You may feel depressed or anxious due to psoriasis flare-ups on your skin. But what you may not realize is that these feelings can actually cause flare-ups to occur more frequently. You don't have to get stuck in this cycle, though! It's important to know that if you do have these feelings, there are people who can help.

Millions of people visit therapists every day to deal with their internal issues. But finding the right therapist for you—and one who has experience with the challenges of psoriasis—is important for your recovery.

When searching for a therapist, keep these questions in mind:

  • How long have you been practicing?
  • What is your experience working with people suffering with psoriasis?
  • What is your preferred method of treatment for people with psoriasis?
  • What is a typical session like?
  • Will medication play a role in my treatment?
  • What are the risks and benefits of your approach to my treatment?
  • How much time should I give this treatment?
  • What, if any, types of insurance do you accept?
  • When do you have appointments available?
  • What is your availability in an emergency? If you are not available, what are my alternatives?
Published August 2011

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