Questions to Ask A Potential Counselor
Questions To Ask A Potential Counselor
What should I look for in a counselor?
“FIT” is one of the biggest factors in whether counseling will be effective. Finding a great counselor can often be a monumental task and for good reason, as you are taking brave steps forward in your life to improve yourself, family or kids and inviting a perfect stranger to do that with. You should always talk with the counselor before you decide on who you, your family or your child/teen will work with. That is why I offer complimentary phone consultations. During that time, I will help you clarify your goals for yourself, family or kids and assess if you will be a good fit for my expertise.
The most important thing is that you are Comfortable with your counselor.
Here are a handful of questions that every counselor or therapist should be able to answer. I want you to feel comfortable, ask me as many questions as you would like:
What type of license do you have?
Licensed Psychologist (PhD, PsyD)has training in psychology. They often provide testing.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) A psychotherapist (therapist, for short) is a person who has been professionally trained to help people deal with stress or other problems through the means of talk therapy, psychotherapy. Psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, counselors, and school psychologists are the titles of some of the licensed professionals who work as therapists.
What type of training and expertise do you have?
What can I expect with coming to see you?
What theoretical approach do you take?
How many sessions do most clients attend?
Counselors usually have an idea of how long clients attend therapy with them. Depending on what you are looking for, this can be an important question to ask and give you details on the personalization of the treatment process.