Finding a therapist that fits your needs can be a daunting task. With so many clinicians from whom to choose, how does one even proceed? Prospective patients often want to know what my specialty is, or how therapy works.
The real questions, hardly ever articulated directly are, “Can you help me?” and “Will my time and money invested be well spent?” Addressing emotional pain, finding a passion, or becoming more clear about life goals are the issues that really bring people to a therapist.
These very important questions are impossible for either the patient or therapist to answer succinctly, especially at the beginning. How then, should one proceed?
Using one’s intuition is a good way to begin. A therapist’s internet presence may give you an inkling, a desire to know more. Afterwards, there is no substitute for a face-to-face meeting, or possibly two or three meetings, to determine together whether the “fit” is there.
Please take a look around this site, and if you have questions or would like to schedule a time to meet in person, contact me.