Choose the Right Therapist for You
This week I wanted to talk to you a bit more personally, through video. I am sharing my 3 top tips for finding the right therapist. What do you look for in a therapist? What are the most important qualities or must haves? Tell me about it in the comments! Thanks for watching.
Online Therapist Search Tools and Tips:
www.PsychologyToday.com – Therapist database
www.NetworkTherapy.com – Therapist database
Ofer Zur is a therapist and educator who is an excellent source of information for both clients and therapists on all things therapy. This is his list of “must haves” in a therapist. http://www.zurinstitute.com/choosing.html
DISCLAIMER: This information is not a substitute for professional psychological advice, diagnosis, or treatment. All content provided by Maricle Counseling and Amy Maricle, LMHC, ATR-BC is intended for general information purposes only. Never disregard professional medical or psychological advice or delay seeking treatment because of something you see, hear, or read here.
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Great tips Amy! I fully agree and would add that therapists expect this process of choosing and are not at all offended if they are not the right match for a particular client. Therapy is much more effective if both client and therapist are communicating about this clearly!
Thanks for dropping in on the blog. I’m glad that you commented about how important clear communication is. I talk to so many people who think that they are going to insult a therapist by asking too many questions. Isn’t it better to have this conversation in an upfront way rather than getting 3 or 4 sessions in, feeling that it’s not the right fit, and then just dropping off? That’s not good for anyone. I wonder how much information you volunteer to clients when they don’t ask?