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Therapists Spill: 10 Tips for Making the Most of Therapy
By Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S.
can seem like a mystery. What do you talk about? Can you really be honest? How do you know if you’re getting better?Before you even walk through the door, you also may have certain preconceived notions, which can stifle your progress: Being a good client means being polite and rarely asking questions. Being a good client means never disagreeing with your therapist.
Below, clinicians spill 10 important ways you can make the most of therapy.
1. Choose carefully.
“You may be in a hurry to find answers for your problems, but it’s a good idea to take the time to carefully choose your therapist,” said Ryan Howes, Ph.D, a clinical psychologist in Pasadena, Calif.
He suggested researching different types of therapists and approaches, selecting several clinicians who seem to offer what you seek, and talking over the phone with each one, or trying out a single session.
“Evaluate them not just on their credentials, but on how comfortable you feel talking with each of them. Then pick one, and dive in.”