When you find yourself in a therapist’s office, it can be difficult to know whether or not the person is right for you. If you don’t feel like your therapist is a good fit, should you try another one? How do you know if it makes sense to give it another go? Here are some warning signs that may indicate your therapist isn’t right for you:
You need to be sure that your therapist is the right fit for you. If they’re not, it’s probably best to look elsewhere. Know what you want from therapy: Are you hoping to work through some past trauma? Do you want help dealing with anxiety or depression? What are some of the issues in your life that could benefit from being addressed by a professional? Make sure your therapist is a good fit for you: If someone doesn’t seem like they’d be able to relate well with you or understand where you’re coming from, then it might not be worth pursuing this relationship further. You should also ask about their credentials–are they licensed professionals who have been trained in mental health care at an accredited institution? This can give clues as well as provide peace of mind when making an important decision such as choosing between multiple therapists who all seem like great options but may differ slightly on things like experience level and specialty focus areas (elderly clients vs children/teens).
If you feel like something is off, trust your gut. If a therapist makes you uncomfortable in any way, it’s important to listen to that feeling. If something doesn’t feel right and/or if they don’t seem like they’re the right fit for you, then find another therapist! You should never be afraid to ask questions or voice concerns throughout therapy–your therapist should welcome all feedback from their clients as an opportunity for improvement and growth. Your therapist should also be willing to answer any questions or address any concerns that come up before or during sessions; if this does not happen consistently with them (or if there are other warning signs), then it may be time for a change in providers
So, to recap: if you’re looking for a therapist, make sure they’re the right fit for you. If not, don’t be afraid to keep looking until you find someone who is! And remember: it’s always okay to tell them what’s going on in your life or ask questions about their own experiences with mental health issues so that they can help better understand your situation too.