You’ve made a list of potential counselors you want to reach out to see if the two of you will be a good fit, but what do you ask during that free consultation conversation? Should I ask if we have the same religious beliefs? Or maybe it’s more important to find out how many clients they’ve helped with my exact same problem? How do I figure out what are important questions I need to know answers to before I make an appointment? This second article by Jeff Guenther LPC in a series written especially for clients, helps you understand the importance of an early but brief conversation to find the right therapist for you.
I would like to be clear that this blog post is not intended to substitute for professional counseling. If you are in need of support, please consider speaking to a professional counselor.
Cheryl D. Perry MA LPCA NCC