Finding the Right Fit

You may find yourself transitioning out of summer and back into the routines and busy schedules. Amidst this transition, maybe you have considered therapy as a way to cope with the stress of today’s agendas, timelines, and demands. Finding a therapist can be a daunting task, but it’s essential to find the right fit for your needs. In fact, at Authentic Connections Counseling Center, we make it our mission to provide anyone who walks through our doors a safe place to be real, to be seen, and to be heard. A place to bravely explore change in a non-judgmental atmosphere so that you may live life to the fullest.

When looking for a therapist, here are some good things to look for: 

1. Therapy is a collaborative process: It is essential to find a therapist who is willing to work with you as a team. You should feel comfortable sharing your thoughts, feelings, and concerns with your therapist, and they should be willing to listen and provide feedback. If you don’t feel heard or understood, it may be challenging to make progress in therapy.

2. Your therapist should understand your needs: Every person is unique, and it’s important to find a therapist who understands your specific needs. For example, if you’re dealing with substance abuse, you may want to find a therapist who specializes in substance abuse treatment. In fact, we offer specialists and licensed addiction counselors here at Authentic Connections Counseling Center. Or if you’re looking for couples therapy, we also have our very own Marriage and Family Therapists ready to meet your needs. Ultimately, a therapist who understands your needs can provide more effective treatment and help you achieve your goals.

3. Trust is essential: Trust is a critical component of any therapeutic relationship. It’s essential to feel comfortable and safe with your therapist to share your thoughts and feelings. If you don’t feel safe or comfortable, it may be difficult to build trust, which can hinder progress in therapy.

4. Personal connection matters: A personal connection is essential to a successful therapeutic relationship. It’s important to find a therapist who you feel comfortable talking to and who you can build a rapport with. A therapist who you connect with on a personal level and can help you feel more comfortable and safe, which can enhance the therapeutic process.

5. Your therapist should align with your values: Your therapist’s values and approach to therapy should align with your own. For example, if you prefer a more holistic approach to therapy, you may want to find a therapist who shares that philosophy. Finding a therapist who aligns with your values can make therapy feel more comfortable and effective.

Here at Authentic Connections Counseling Center, we understand that therapy can be a very personal and vulnerable experience, and it’s important to us that you feel comfortable and safe in our space. We have a team of highly qualified and trained therapists that are ready to meet you where you are in your journey. When looking for a therapist in Castle Rock, here are some easy steps to find out who might be the right fit for you: 

Step 1: Check out our therapists page at Authentic Connections Counseling website, where each therapist has their own introductory video alongside a resume listing their experience and expertise. 

Step 2: Give our main office line a call, at 720-370-3010, where you can ask any questions regarding rates, openings for our therapists, and any other specific questions you might have. 

Step 3: When you are ready, sign-up for an initial session with one of our outstanding therapists and get ready for a very authentic and real experience, where it is our specific mission to provide a safe and non-judgmental space for you to explore. 

Finding a therapist can be daunting and overwhelming and we applaud your courage for exploring what it might look like to receive help. At Authentic Connections Counseling Center, we make it our mission to assign clients to the right therapists and we promise to involve you every step of the way to ensure you feel comfortable and cared for throughout the entire process. We will ensure you find a therapist that meets your needs and aligns with your values. If you’re ready to make the phone call, please reach out to us at 720-370-3010 or email us at for more information. The right therapist can make all the difference in your mental health and overall well-being and we would be honored to be that difference in your life! 

Written By:Alexa F. Berstler, MA, Counseling Intern