Are you the right therapist for me?
I provide a brief initial phone consultation at no charge, which may give you a
sense of if we would work well together. Some people opt to call several therapists to find someone they feel comfortable
talking with. I suggest you to do this to get a better basis of comparison.
If you think we’re a good fit,
I’ll encourage you to come in for a face-to-face assessment. Clients who feel somewhat at ease, or have enough of a
positive experience in the first meeting often opt to continue in treatment. It may take a few sessions before a person
can fully know if they wish to continue. Like any new relationship, the passing of some amount of time will help determine
how to proceed.
Having a good working relationship is critical in being able to talk about troubling thoughts and
strong feelings; in fact, research shows that finding the right match between client and therapist is imperative for a successful
However, this should not be confused with being expected to feel comfortable immediately. Seeking
help and talking about difficulties with a relative stranger may initially feel intimidating or scary. Sometimes people feel
a little worse before they feel better. This is normal and usually a sign that we are making progress.
relationship is a relationship based on truth and honesty, and if the client decides that it is not a good fit and the therapy
is not working, I am happy to assist the client in finding them another therapist who might be a better fit.