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How do I choose a good therapist?

With a huge number of therapists in Guelph-Wellington region, selecting one that fits for you can seem challenging. To help you make the best choice, here are three things that you should look for in a good therapist:

  1. A good therapist should be skilled and confident.

    A good therapist should be good at what they do and should be confident in their abilities. Since you will be spending a lot of time with your therapist and you will be working with them in addressing your issues, they should have the counselling skills and knowledge of a range of therapeutic approaches needed to help you. A good therapist should also keep you updated on your healing journey, so you know if you’re progressing or not.

  2. A good therapist has engaged in their own healing process.

    The only way for a therapist to help you successfully is if they did their own inner work. If they have dealt with their own issues successfully, lives with their own values, and relates to others with compassion and understanding, they are more likely to be capable to help you with your own journey.

  3. A good therapist should be able to build a solid therapeutic relationship with you.

    A solid therapeutic relationship is the foundation of successful therapy, so you should find a therapist who is genuine, empathetic and is able to see your strengths even during your worst times.