How would I know if I have the right therapist?

How do you know you have the right therapist for you?

How would I know how to "train" my therapist to be able to give me what I need from treatment?

Lydia Radke
Lydia Radke
Embracing many paths to a well life

It is a good idea to request a consultation (these are generally free of charge and virtual) with the therapists that seem to be a good fit.  I usually recommend meeting with at least 3 therapists, provide each of them a scenario that you'd like to address, and ask how they would respond to the situation.  That will help you get a vibe for how they will work with you and whether it is truly a match.  Once you've started therapy, be sure to tell your therapist whether it is working or not.  If it is not working, have a frank conversation about it and work with your counselor to determine next steps. Therapy is a type of relationship.  It is good to have these difficult conversations in the safe space therapy provides.

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.

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