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How to pick a therapist

Post by Havb » Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:54 pm

Having just come off an experience in which I did not take time to ask many questions before deciding on a therapist, I wonder if you all have any questions you ask before you decide ( or do you just go by intuition?) ?

Or maybe you feel there are questions the therapist should ask of you?? I just interviewed one by phone who asked me great questions I wish had been asked of me.

She asked:

1) why are you coming to therapy?
2) what kind of trauma are you talking about processing? I want to make sure it’s my specialty (I loved that she said this) so you can get the best care

I will start with a question I wish I had asked:

1) what experience do you have with childhood trauma, and how do you work with it?
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Re: How to pick a therapist

Post by mamasita » Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:57 pm

Hi Havb!

I would ask about their technique. How long they have been a therapist. What they specialize in.
For instance I had a therapist for about 6 months who seemed to just want to hear me vent. She would nod her head and the only feedback given was just words of empathy or assumptions about how I was feeling. While I think some may need that, I was looking to fix my damaging thought patterns and improve my relationships/depression/anxiety. I needed more than empathy. I needed feedback.
One should know within 2 or 3 visits if they are feeling like they are being helped significantly. If you aren't or aren't sure if you are, then move on.

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Re: How to pick a therapist

Post by David » Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:34 am

"Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate." - C.G. Jung

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Re: How to pick a therapist

Post by Havb » Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:22 am

Wow, Alice Walker’s thoughts: amazing and thorough
I will read the other as well.
Thanks.
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