General Tips on Finding a Counseling Professional
If using insurance, it's a good idea to see who is in-network with your plan by calling your insurance company
Look through the profiles of counseling professionals to learn more about them, via their website or profile links above. That will help you get a feel for their helping style and specialties (i.e. food allergies, anxiety, family).
When you find someone you'd like to make an appointment with, follow the steps outlined on their website or profile. Many counseling professionals offer a brief initial phone call for no charge to help clients determine if they'd like to make an appointment. This would be a good time to ask any questions you may have, such as their knowledge of food allergies, their counseling approaches, or any other information you'd like to know.
If you can't find a food allergy-knowledgeable counseling providers via the FAC Directory, look for a licensed clinical behavioral healthcare provider that understands chronic illness, anxiety, kids, family, etc.
Resources for Mental Healthcare Providers Working With Food Allergic Clients
List of Therapeutic Worksheets Available- Find these on the WORKSHEETS page Useful for community members, or healthcare providers to use with patients; created by licensed therapist, Tamara Hubbard, LCPC
Food Allergy Mindset Matters
Food Allergy Thinking Traps
Managing Food Allergy Worries & What Ifs
Creating Your Confidence Map for Oral Food Challenges (kids)
Preparing Yourself & Your Mind for Oral Food Challenges (teens/adults/parents)
I.D.E.A.L. Method - Problem-Solving Strategy When Anxious
Dealing with Trauma: A Trauma-Focused CBT Workbook for Teens - (TFCBT.org) - This workbook should be used in conjunction to therapy with a licensed clinical behavioral healthcare provider. It has been developed for use with teenagers who have experienced one or more traumatic events. The activities in the workbook correspond to the treatment components of the Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) model, which was developed by Judith Cohen, Anthony Mannarino, and Esther Deblinger (Cohen, Mannarino, & Deblinger, 2017)