Peggy Crawford , Psychologist & Jean Simmons , PhD
21 Jan 2020 | ~4:30 Engagement Time
It can be difficult to know when and how to engage in professional help for concerns about your mood and coping with MS.
Here, we’ll walk through the steps involved in this process, including:
When to Seek Treatment
There are many reasons you might want to seek treatment. And while you can certainly seek out a mental health professional at any time, here are a few indicators to know when you should:
When you have concerns about your mood, your behavior, and your coping, tell someone!
Tips to Find a Psychologist, Therapist, or Counselor
There are plenty of resources to help you find a mental health professional.
What To Expect When You See A Mental Health Professional
You might be wondering: what does a therapist do?
Preparing For Your First Appointment
Like any other visit with a healthcare team member, it is helpful to be prepared.
Your Role In Therapy
Remember, seeing a therapist is meant to help you work together towards a common goal. Your role may include:
How To Work Towards Effective Therapy
To set yourself up for success, consider seeking these traits and behaviors between you and your therapist.
National MS Society (800-344-4867) to reach an MS Navigator for screening of your symptoms and help finding mental health professionals in your area