Is it important that my therapist is located near me?
The location of your mental health therapist depends on your preferences, your schedule, and the frequency you go to therapy. You’ll want to consider the ease of getting to your therapist. Your mental health counselor could be miles away but easy to get to, or they could be close by but traffic can make it very difficult to get there.
Whomever you choose, you want to make sure you don’t stress yourself to get to therapy. After all, that would defeat the purpose of going to therapy! You may choose to travel further for a specific specialist or someone you just really click with.
Remote or online therapy can be another option if therapists in your area are hard to get to or have limited schedules.