How to Find a Therapist

Finding a therapist doesn't have to be hard.

Finding a therapist, especially in today’s world can be very difficult. With so many options and directories to choose from it can be overwhelming and leaving you fearful that you missed out on a better fit for you and your goals. Stellar Pro is here to make this search a bit less stressful by offering effortless ways to filter your therapists based on their specialties. Instead of scouring pages and pages of possibly good fits, you can filter out your options to find exactly who you are looking for.

Unlike other directories, Stellar Pro is inclusive and includes coaches, counselors, medical professionals, and therapists. Even with all these experts, many have additional expertise in certain areas such as kink, problem sexual behavior, or consensual non-monogamy. It is important that you can find a therapist that understands your lifestyle and can give your quality insight because they have done their own research. 

Why Shouldn’t I Find a Therapist on Other Directories?

While there are surely lovely therapists on other sites, Stellar Pro wants to provide those searching for experts with practitioners that have done the work and don’t just state that they are “friendly or aware” because they can discuss certain topics, like kink, during a session. Unlike these other directories, we require all Stellar Pro experts to send proof of additional training as certified therapists/coaches/educators. So, when you come to use, you know you are getting treatment from the most certified in the field!

No matter what your lifestyle entails, Stellar Pro will give you options to find a therapist that will not require you to have to explain what you are into or cause you fear of judgment from your mental health provider. We all know starting with a new therapist can be tough enough already, don’t let getting the healing journey going be more difficult than it needs to be.

How Do I Start Finding a Therapist?

Starting your search for a therapist can feel overwhelming, but breaking it down into manageable steps can make the process more approachable.

If you or you and your partner(s) are interested in finding a therapist Stellar Pro obviously recommends searching our directory first. Unlike other locations to find a therapist our easy to navigate badge system allows you to, at a glance, see what certifications each expert has so you can find someone that best fits the traits you are looking for out of a therapist.

Begin by identifying your specific mental health concerns and the type of therapy you believe would be beneficial. Utilize online therapy directories, like Stellar Pro, which provide extensive therapist profiles and search filters based on location, specialties, and therapeutic approaches. Take the time to read therapist profiles, explore their websites (if available), and note their qualifications and areas of expertise.

In the beginning stages of finding a therapist, we recommend reaching out to a few practitioners that you feel you may be able to work well with. Due to the rise of individuals valuing their mental health, many practicing therapists have full books. If you want to start seeing someone right away, you need to be able to be flexible with who you may start seeing. If time is not a concern, ask to be added to a waitlist if you are extremely interested in working with someone in particular. 

Just as with any relationship, the one with your therapist can be tricky to navigate in its infancy. If you don’t feel that you are able to fully connect or share your experiences with your therapist then it simply means that you are not a good match, and there is nothing wrong with that! It is always ok to stop working with a practitioner if you don’t feel comfortable with them. Express your concerns and many times your practitioner will recommend a colleague that they believe may be a better fit or you can come to Stellar Pro to continue your search for the right fit.

How Will I Know I Found the Right Therapist?

The right therapist is crucial for you or you and your partner(s) to grow and work through anything holding you back from the best version of you or your relationship(s). You will know you have found a good fit when you feel you can be authentic with them, and you feel supported and heard by them and their responses. Keep in mind that they are people too. If the first one, two, or even more are not a good fit that doesn’t mean that you should give up! Continue to search for the right fit and use resources like Stellar Pro to make sure that the next practitioner you meet with has the tools you need!

What if My Therapist Isn't the Right Fit for Me?

Sometimes, despite our efforts, we may discover that our therapist isn’t the ideal fit for our needs. It’s important to remember that therapy is a highly personal journey, and finding the right therapist may require some trial and error. If you feel that your therapist isn’t the right fit, consider discussing your concerns openly with them. Communication is key, and an honest conversation may allow for adjustments or exploration of alternative approaches. However, if you find that the issues persist or the therapeutic relationship doesn’t improve, it’s okay to seek a new therapist. Prioritize your well-being and remember that finding the right therapist is crucial for your progress and growth.

Stellar Pro is here to help you continue your search for your next therapist making sure to always match you with a qualified and knowledgeable professional.


Remember that therapy is a collaborative process, and open communication is vital. Finding the right therapist can take time, but it is well worth the reward of positive mental health. People seek out the therapists on Stellar Pro for a wide variety of reasons both as individuals and as couples. No matter what your therapy goals are, Stellar Pro is here to match you with a qualified and knowledgeable professional to help you and/or your partner(s) live your best and authentic life.