Choosing A Therapist
Having a good fit between client and therapist is one of the most important factors in treatment success.
However, there are also a number of other factors to consider when choosing a therapist who's right for you. Just like you, each therapist is unique and it may take some time to find the right match.
As a client, you have the right to ask about the therapist's license(s), education, training, experience, professional affiliations, and theoretical orientation (how they conduct therapy), what your treatment plan is, and roughly how long treatment may take to achieve your goals. Don't hesitate to ask!
As therapists, we must follow a Code of Ethics when working with clients. This code guides us in all that we do, and ensures that our clients are treated with the utmost care.
As a therapist, I am a firm believer in clients receiving ethical treatment that empowers them to make informed decisions about their own mental health care.
Please click on the link below to view the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT) Code of Ethics, and explore the other tabs and links throughout my site to learn more.