How to Find a Professional Interventionist for a Mental Health Situation

How to Find a Professional Interventionist for a Mental Health SituationWatching a loved one struggle with a mental health disorder can be both frustrating and troubling. You may not understand why she continues suffering despite the consequences, so you may think the problem is insurmountable. If you want to help your loved one overcome a mental health problem, but you don’t know how, consider finding an interventionist who specializes in mental health. These professionals help people convince their loved ones to seek help, and they even train people to support another’s recovery. Interventionists offer priceless help, so seek them through any medical or addiction resource.

What Is An Interventionist?

An interventionist (or mediator) is a professional trained to help people confront someone who struggles with either an addiction or mental health issue. An intervention is a meeting wherein loved ones lovingly present an addict with the facts about his addiction and how it impacts them. Each person shares how the addict’s behavior has hurt them, either physically or emotionally, and then they give the addict a choice to go to treatment or face consequences that they will all enforce as a group.

Hiring an interventionist is especially important when an addict suffers from a mental health disorder. Emotions can run high during an intervention, and mental health issues only complicate and heighten those emotions. However, interventionists are trained to diffuse emotionally volatile situations, so they will know how to respond when mental health disorders complicate the meeting. They also understand how mental health disorders can complicate addiction and recovery.

How to Choose an Interventionist?

If you want to hire an interventionist, ask potential candidates the following questions:

  • What training do you have in conducting interventions?
  • What training do you have in dealing with mental health disorders?
  • What is your fee?
  • What help do you provide families before, during and after interventions?
  • What services do you provide for the addict before, during and after interventions?
  • Are you affiliated with a particular treatment center?

These questions are not comprehensive, but represent basic information you will want before choosing an interventionist. Write down all the questions you have before calling an interventionist, and know that a good one will be patient and answer them all. Choose an interventionist who has not only the training, but also the personality that will help your loved one recover.

Help Finding Interventionists

If you want to find an interventionist for a loved one with a mental health issue, we can help. Call our toll-free, 24 hour helpline to speak with an admissions coordinator about your needs and available options. Don’t allow a mental health situation to run your life; seek help today to begin recovery.