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?

Jessica Fealk, MA, LPC
Jessica Fealk, MA, LPC (Michigan)

You will generally feel a 'click,' or 'connection,' with a counselor through their bio, website, and/or on the phone during a consult (if one is provided).  Counseling is about the true you having a safe place to come out.  With the right therapist you will feel safe to be your true self, in all your glory! 

In order to get what you need from treatment, be clear with what you are looking for.  I believe a great counselor is person-centered and partners with the client, inviting the client to determine the goals, and where they would like to get to.  Then the therapist and client work together to get to the client's desired destinations! 

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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