7 things to consider when choosing a therapist

When deciding to begin therapy, I always recommend that people "therapist shop" -- have an introductory session or at least a phone call with several therapists before deciding which one they want to try long-term.

Many therapists offer free consultations, and even if not, you can always ask at least a few questions over the phone before scheduling the first session. It's hard enough to make the courageous choice to see a therapist, and even harder to find one you like. To help with the process, here are 7 things to keep in mind when "shopping."

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5 things you should know when starting therapy

As a therapist, I'd like to remove as many obstacles to coming to therapy as possible. There are things that people don't usually think about until they're in the room. If you're anything like me, you have no idea what to expect with therapy, so I hope to bring light to some of these things, in an effort to bring more comfort and empowerment to the experience. Remember, the therapist is the guide, but you are the one in control! 

Here are 5 things I like my clients to know right off the bat:

1) Make the room your own

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