First, address your concerns or problems with the potential therapist, and then ask….
1. What would your approach be in working with me?
2. How long have you been in practice? Briefly describe your experience.
3. How much of your practice consist of working with people with similar kinds of problems as mine?
4. How successful have you been at helping people with my problem?
5. Do you believe family members should be involved at any point in my treatment?
6. What are your credentials (degree, license, certifications, etc.)?
7. What are your thoughts about medication?
8. What is your fee schedule?
It is perfectly acceptable to be assertive and cautious when you make this important choice.
Trust your “hunch.”