The Body Keeps the Score
Top Questions to ask a therapist:
- How long have you been practicing?
- What licenses and certifications do you have and which professional organizations do you belong to?
- How much do you charge? What are you sliding-scale options?
- How many clients have you had with similar circumstances to my own?
- When was the last time you worked with someone similar to me?
- Describe your ideal patient.
- How often would you anticipate seeing me?
- For how long?
- How do you set up counseling goals? What are they like? What is success for you?
- What is typical session like? How long are the sessions?
- What kind of homework/reading do you give patients?
- What is your general philosophy and approach to helping?
- How do I prepare for my first session?
- Are you more directive or more guiding?