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.
Also, therapy is an investment of your time and effort. To get as much out of it as possible you'll need to feel comfortable and emotionally safe. In other words, the success of your therapy is dependent on communicating some of your most sensitive and personal thoughts and feelings.
With that said, making the right decision about your therapist is a big deal. And we’re as concerned as you are that the choice you make is the right therapist for you.
What You Can Do About It
Begin by narrowing your search to one or a few therapists that specialize in the area of treatment that best matches the issues you need or want to work on.
Philosophy & Approach
Read each therapists’ therapeutic philosophy and approach. If they have an introduction video, watch it, making 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 therapeutic journey.
If you have any questions, be sure to send the therapist an email. 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.