Choosing Your Therapist
Choosing the right therapist is one of the most important decisions you'll ever make. And although that may seem obvious, a lot of research has been done to demonstrate how and why the therapeutic relationship between you and your therapist is so important. In fact, it's one of the most critical components to the success of your therapy.
With that said, making the right decision about your therapist is a big deal. So, we’re as concerned as you are that the choice you make is the right choice for you.
Things You Can Do
Begin by narrowing your search to one or a few therapists that specialize in the area of treatment that best matches the big issues you want and need to work on.
Philosophy & Approach
Read each therapists’ therapeutic philosophy and approach. Be sure that you connect with their message. It’s what they feel is important for you to know about themselves and their practice.
Check the Schedule
Confirm that the counselor you choose has a schedule that aligns with your availability, specifically when you can commit your best self to your therapy.
If you have any questions, contact the therapist. They will be happy that you did, not only for your interest in discovering how they can help you, but for your effort in taking a proactive approach to your therapy.