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GiraffeChix

922d

I’m thinking of starting therapy, again. What are questions to ask to make sure it’s a good fit?

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    • Yi_Yoh

      920d

      I’m a therapist. I can probably give you some more specific things to ask if you tell me a bit about what you are looking for in a therapist/in therapy. But I absolutely echo what was said above about whether or not they have or have had a therapist. It’s a little sketchy if not in my opinion.

    • Yi_Yoh

      920d

      I’m a therapist. I can probably give you some more specific things to ask if you tell me a bit about what you are looking for in a therapist/in therapy. But I absolutely echo what was said above about whether or not they have or have had a therapist. It’s a little sketchy if not in my opinion.

    • catlover_

      920d

      I brought a list of all my symptoms/thoughts/actions and was completely open my first session and they got me to a therapist who specialized in what my biggest concern was

    • myownroo

      921d

      like if something comes up that i need to think about before we talk abt more or that i think will lead to me full on spiraling at that point in time i just say something abt how we come back in another session or if i just need to say something and i just need someone to listen. its important to sometimes be like this is something you dont have to gve me advice for i need help with this type thing

    • myownroo

      921d

      setting boundaries about what youre ready to deal with at the moment

    • kellbell

      921d

      For me, I had to share that my last therapist had almost over-validated my trauma to the point where it made me feel worse and like my life was a lot worse than I already thought. I asked my therapist to be straight up with me, call me on my bs if he sees something I'm doing that's not healthy, and not sugar coat things. Creating boundaries with your therapist can help a lot.

    • kellbell

      921d

      I think it's important to tell them what you want and need from therapy. Tell them what didn't work with other therapists, and what did work. Ask them how they typically approach a session. How they typically approach trauma or certain things that you might need help with.

    • Sillymongoose

      921d

      The types of therapy the therapist specialized in, any specific topics they typically research, if they have a therapist of their own, if they can personally relate to aspects of your issues, or if they’ve treated a lot of patients with your symptoms before.

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