How do I know if you are the right therapist for me?

Searching for a therapist / counselor online can be a daunting task and many people simply find the whole process of locating a therapist intimidating. Whatever your reasons for seeking care, you deserve to find a therapist who fits you. It’s important that the therapist be someone whom you trust, respect, and even like. By necessity, therapy isn’t always easy or enjoyable—it often requires facing up to painful difficulties and life patterns.

Many people wonder if their therapy is really helping them overcome their problem. It is very important that the therapist and client are a good fit and choosing the right therapist for you is a personal decision only you can make. The best way to determine if you and I will be a good fit is to book an intake session or ask to come by for a short visit to view the office and share introductions.

It can be difficult to discern from an online profile or even an initial session whether the therapist has that special something that will allow you to form a good working relationship. For this reason, it’s often useful to think of the first few sessions as a mutual assessment. During your first few sessions, you'll want to make sure you listen to your gut instinct.

Ask yourself does the environment feel warm and welcoming to you? Were you given a friendly reception? Can I see myself trusting and sharing personal and often difficult details with this person? You can also call and we can chat over the phone. Not all human beings fit well together, and that’s okay. The important thing is for you to find a therapist who fits your needs at this point in your life.

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