Here is a list of helpful questions to ask your couples therapist as you are exploring options for you and your partner.
When you are shopping around for couples therapists, it is important that you find someone you feel a connection with, right? Unfortunately, your search can feel really overwhelming at first, especially if you don’t have a personal referral from a trusty friend or family member. What do you even look for to identify if they are the right fit? First, start with searching therapists that have experience and specialities in the area in which you are seeking in your state. Second, read up on reviews and testimonials on google and yelp. Lastly, read up on bios/blogs/credentials. If after that research you decide you would like to move forward in a phone consultation, reach out to schedule one.
The process to couples therapy can feel daunting in-it-of-itself, especially if you have never experienced it before. So to help the initial nervousness, schedule a free consultation with potential couples therapists to determine fit before you start the counseling process and ask these these questions. (An additional tip: Do the research and consultation together!)
Here is a list of helpful questions to ask your couples therapist to help you both determine if you will work well together:
- What are your specialities?
- How comfortable are you with supporting us with the needs that we have?
- What does your process look like?
- How would you describe your counseling style?
- What can we expect from you as our Couples Therapist?
- How much do you charge?
- How long do sessions lasts?
- Do you advise a certain amount of sessions?
- Describe your ideal client.
Based off the answers to these questions and your sense of the therapist’s personality and style, you both may have a better idea of who you’d like to work with.
Do you have other questions to ask your couples therapist that we left out? Let us know! If you’re interested in scheduling a free 15 minute consultation with us, please fill out a contact form and we contact you within 48 hours!