How Do I Address Concerns Regarding My Therapist?

You took the big step to begin therapy and finding your therapist was no small feet. But, wait!

What if you get in a few sessions and decide this may not be a good fit? 

That is ok.  This is actually common.  First, talk to your therapist about the things that are making it hard to open up or feel off.  This is one of the wonderful things about your relationship with the therapist.  It provides a safe environment to talk openly.  Often times, it even deepens the work you are doing.

If you continue to feel a disconnect, it’s ok to keep looking.  It might feel like wasted time, but sometimes we learn about ourselves through the process of finding the right therapist.  We learn what we need and our preferences.  We learn to attune to our bodies.  

What if I think my therapist is missing something important or not hearing me?

In these situations, sometimes it’s helpful to talk with your therapist about your needs.  If your therapist is a licensed associate (basically, they are receiving regular supervision because they are early in their learning), you can talk with that therapist’s supervisor, so the supervisor is aware. 

Ultimately, the goal is to work through these barriers.  This process can be therapeutic because it, again, can be a safe space for you to express your needs.  In the end, if the fit is not right (which is ok) you can switch providers or agencies all together.  Sometimes we do this as an avoidance, which can be old behavioral patterns.  However, sometimes it just is not the right.

As you move through the process of finding the right fit, ask questions, voice your needs, and be curious about yourself.  From beginning to end, this is a healing process for you or your child.

We are here to support your journey. Contact us today to let us know how we can help.