CINCINNATI — Local therapist Bailey Bryant created a free service to help people find a therapist that best suits their needs.
Health Match 360 allows new users to start with a 10-minute questionnaire that asks what they’re looking for in a therapist.
The service searches 45 local therapists and matches people with the top three best fits.
Users get free 15-minute phone consultations to meet the therapists and can then choose if they want to schedule a full session.
The site has only been up for about six weeks and has already matched two dozed clients, Bryant said.
Bryant said there are other things people can do if they’re hesitant to start therapy.
She recommends starting meditation. She said if people aren’t sure how to start meditating, they can search for videos on Youtube.
“Do a five-minute meditation where you just focus on your breath and what is right here right now … all that we know for certain is what's happening right here in the present, so the more we can ground ourselves in the right here, right now, and control what we can, let go of what we can't, the healthier we'll all be for it,” Bryant said.
Bryant said the majority of therapists on the site offer counseling over the phone or computer.
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