How do I choose a psychotherapist to work with?

Research studies and our experience both suggest that fit is crucial. There are two aspects that determine fit. The first is to ensure that your therapist has expertise in the areas you want to work on. Expertise has to do with relevant training and ongoing professional development, typical clients seen, and even the therapist's own life experiences. The other aspect is the sense that you are comfortable sharing stories with and receiving feedback from your therapist – a very subjective evaluation.

We help you assess both areas of fit during an initial phone conversation and the first few meetings. At any point, you can ask or we may suggest that you meet with a different therapist within our group or with a trusted clinician elsewhere. The goal is to help you match with the best resources available for you.

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