Need Help Choosing?
Choosing a therapist can feel daunting, but it doesn’t have to be.
If you get overwhelmed, we’ll help…
Here are some tips for choosing:
- Most importantly, notice how you feel when you’re reading about your counselor and looking at his/her photo. Trust what your intuition tells you about the fit between you and the therapist. Do you find yourself imagining what it would be like to work with this person?
- Notice the issues and populations the therapist works with. Does this therapist fit your need?
- Notice the office location. Will you be willing to go to this office regularly? (However, keep in mind that a therapist who is a great fit can be worth travel time! Intuition about fit is more important than location.)
- Make use of the type of information that feels right to you. We offer tiered levels of information, from a photo and summary, to the counselor’s individual page with a little more detail, to the therapist’s personally created website. If details overwhelm you, consult only the higher levels of information. If information reassures you, read everything!
- If you try a therapist and he/she doesn’t feel like the right fit, be honest with yourself and the therapist. Therapy works best when you feel at home and safe, and all of our therapists want to facilitate that safety for you, even if it means helping you find a different therapist.
- If you would like to have help choosing a therapist who’s right for you, contact Candyce and she’ll give you some direction.
Creative exploration is impossible without humble acknowledgement of the unknown. — Jordan Peterson