Things to Consider When Looking for Therapist

When we’re looking for a therapist, it’s very helpful to be aware of our preferences and pre-requisites for therapists. That can help us narrow down our options.

Here are some good questions to ask yourself when you’re looking for a therapist.

  • Do you have a gender preference for you therapist?
  • Would you prefer a therapist who is LGBTQ+?
  • Do you want a therapist who shares your cultural background?
  • Do your therapist’s religious or spiritual views matter to you?
  • What’s your budget?
  • Is your potential therapist a specialist in the things you’re struggling with?
  • How often would you like to have sessions?
  • Do you prefer online therapy or in-person sessions?
  • Do you have a favourite therapeutic approach?

What else would you add?


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Lori says:

    When I lived in another state, I went on a search for a good therapist. I have two suggestions. 1) If you can, get a recommendation from someone you trust. 2) Do what I did and interview therapists like they are applying for a job to work for you. On my third interview, I found the one that I clicked with, and she helped me immensely. I’m so grateful for her.
    Thank you for the wonderful tips you shared.

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    1. GS says:

      All good pointers. Another option to identify a therapist who might be a good fit for you is to get a recommendation from a friend, coworker, or doctor you trust.

      While a referral is a terrific place to start, it’s crucial to understand that you can have different requirements and goals from the individual making the advice with regard to your therapy.

      Therefore, what works well for one of you might not be as advantageous to the other.

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      1. Lori says:

        Yes, I agree. Each person needs the therapist right for them. That’s why I did my interviewing process.

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