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?

This is an important question.  The right therapist does not necessarily need to share all of your views, but they do need to share your goals.  I cannot over-stress the importance of setting goals with your therapist.  They may change over time, but you and the therapist should be on the same page.  There is nothing wrong with being upfront about what your needs are, and the therapist should be able to help you do that.  Keep in mind that what you need in the beginning may be different than what you need in the end as you grow and change throughout the course of therapy.

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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