How to Choose a Therapist

It is important that you develop a good relationship with your therapist, and that you are comfortable talking to them about your most personal concerns. For this reason, it can be challenging to choose a therapist that is right for you. To help you out, here are a few things to look for when looking for a therapist:

  • They are warm and easy to talk to.
  • They have experience working in the area you are interested in.
  • They are compassionate and strong.
  • You trust in their abilities.
  • They have the credentials to practice in the area they are working in (i.e., specifically trained in family therapy, PTSD, DBT, etc.).
  • They demonstrate honesty and integrity.
  • It is clear that they are empathetic and open-minded.
  • They instill you with the confidence that they can guide you out of your comfort zone and see you to a different and healthier place.
  • They are focused on goal-setting and results.

Remember that it is good to know whether or not your therapist is a good fit for you, and that a phone chat with them beforehand may be a good idea. Be clear on what you’d like to work on, and remember why you’re looking for a therapist.

Cristofer Chan & The Inner Solutions™ Team.