Frequently Asked Clinical Questions
What should I ask a potential therapist?
Ask what type of therapy is utilized. How is this different from other types of therapy? What should you expect?
Does the therapist have a treatment agreement? The treatment agreement will likely cover fees, appointments, cancellations, limits of confidentiality, etc.
What should I ask myself?
Am I comfortable with this therapist? Would I want to come back?
Remember: The most important factor in securing effective therapy is a good relationship between you and your therapist.
Do I feel assured that the therapist is qualified to help me with the issues or concerns that have motivated me to seek therapy at this time?
Am I willing to do the work necessary to participate in therapy?
Will therapy work for me?
Many report relief from depression, anxiety, relationship problems, and issues affecting the elderly amongst numerous other issues.
Many also report seeking therapy as a means of personal growth and exploration.
How long are therapy sessions?
How confidential are the sessions?
I tried therapy before and it didn't work, why should I try it again?
Therapy works best when you are open to it and are actually willing to participate in your own healing.