Alexander Alvarado, Psy.D., clinical psychologist and founder of Thriving Center of Psychology says many people seek therapy when facing a breaking point, be it in a relationship, career or other big life moment. A breaking point is some major event that finally is the proverbial straw that breaks the “camel’s back.” Others seek help after finally reaching a tipping point, or a series of events that lead up to that self-reflective “ah-ha moment” that something is just not right and a change needs to be made. We see this unfold frequently in the entertainment and sports industries. Case in point: Will and Jada Smith, Tiger Woods and Naomi Osaka. But when is the best time to seek a therapist and how do you find the right match for your specific situation? Dr. Alvarado believes that a person’s first therapy experience is critical to fighting public stigmas in mental health and that matching qualified professionals with individuals and their specific needs are a key step towards improving overall quality of life.
Dr. Alvarado visits with Mark Alyn on this edition of Late Night Health.
Listen to Dr. Alvarado and Mark here: