What to Expect
What to Expect

Taking the first step towards starting psychotherapy involves a careful commitment of time, energy, and financial resources. When searching for and selecting a new psychotherapist, it is advised to carefully consider the different treatment options and clinicians available. Here, you will find a road map of the process of psychotherapy, from the initial contact to the first session and beyond. In order to find a good "fit", you will also find a list of helpful questions to ask potential therapists.

 

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Finding a Good Fit

The quality of the relationship between therapist and patient is one of the most important aspects of psychotherapy. Therapy can only work well if there is a good fit between both participants. Like when beginning any new journey, felt safety and a working trust are essential ingredients to setting out with confidence. Therefore, in both the initial phone call, and first in-person consultations, I work with each prospective patient to assess the potential for a good working relationship.