How to know if a therapist is right for you
There are a few things you can look for to determine if a therapist is right for you.
You feel comfortable with them. This is probably the most important factor. You should feel like you can be yourself and open up to your therapist without feeling judged.
They understand your specific needs. Make sure your therapist has experience working with people with your type of issue. You don't want to feel like they are not equipped to help you.
You feel like you are making progress. Therapy is not a quick fix. It takes time and effort to see results. However, you should feel like you are making progress over time.
You feel like you can trust them. Therapy is a personal relationship. You need to feel like you can trust your therapist with your deepest thoughts and feelings.
If you are not sure if a therapist is right for you, don't be afraid to switch to someone else. It is important to find someone you feel comfortable with and who can help you make progress.
Here are some additional questions you can ask yourself to help you decide if a therapist is right for you:
Do I feel respected by my therapist?
Do I feel like my therapist is listening to me?
Do I feel like my therapist understands me?
Do I feel like my therapist is challenging me in a helpful way?
Do I feel like my therapist is supportive?
Do I feel like I can trust my therapist?
If you answer yes to most of these questions, then it is likely that the therapist is right for you. However, if you answer no to any of these questions, then it may be a sign that you need to find a different therapist.
It is important to remember that therapy is a process. It takes time to find the right therapist and to start seeing results. However, if you are willing to put in the effort, therapy can be a valuable tool for improving your mental health and well-being.
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Rebecca Ross, CPPM
Certified Physicians Practice Manager/CEO
The information contained on this blog is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your specific health or before implementing any recommendations or suggestions from this blog. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this blog.
I do not claim to be a medical professional and I do not diagnose or treat mental health conditions. If you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition, please seek professional help.