Four things you will want to know before you go to a
1. Is your
is licensed by the state where he or she practices. You can
look up a therapist by clicking on this link:
that if a therapist has complaints lodged against him or
her, it may not be easy to find this out. It is up to you to
check out a therapist as much as possible. Most therapists
are ethical and professional, but there are a very small
number who are not. It is up to you to do your homework.
2. Do you
have a good chemistry with the therapist?
like him or her and feel confident that you can discuss
anything that is on your mind. A free first visit is a great
way to get to know the therapist a little and judge your gut
feeling about the person.
looking for someone that you respect, get along with and
someone who shares your values in important areas.
some therapists are very structured, and you might enjoy
working with someone who is very structured or you may not.
This is what the chemistry is all about.
3. Does the
therapist have experience, knowledge and interest?
is different. You want to find a therapist who relates to
your situation. For example, for marriage counseling, find
someone who counsels couples all the time.
If you want
therapy to help you get over your fear of going out in
public, find a therapist who treats similar conditions on a
religious? You may be more comfortable with a therapist who
understands your particular religious values.
4. Is your
therapist conveniently located?
You may want
someone near your home or work. We feel this is less
important than the other factors but it is still a factor.
Choosing A Therapist
Couples/Family/Individual Therapy |
Depression & Anxiety
| Trauma & Recovery
31700 W. Thirteen Mile Rd. Suite 219
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
Telephone: (248) 851-2040