What You Must Know Before Starting Therapy

How to find the right therapist. . . .

According to Dr. Cira, the goodness of fit is everything.  Research is clear that the #1 determining factor in whether or not a client gets better from therapy is based on how strong their relationship is with their therapist.  If you don’t like your therapist, you’re not going to get better, regardless of how well-trained they are.

  • There are many different types of therapists and levels of training: LSW’s, LCP’s, LSCW’s, LCPC’s, Psy.D. and Ph.D.  It’s important to understand what these things mean and how they are different. Only then can you figure out what’s best for you. Continue reading “What You Must Know Before Starting Therapy”