There are other issues related to choosing a therapist that go beyond the information here. If you are interested in reading further on this subject, also check with your local bookstore or public library for the following recommended titles.
The Common Sense Guide to Mental Health Care by Christine Ammer with Nathan T. Sidley, MD, The Lewis Publishing Company: Lexington, MA, 1982.
The Consumer's Guide to Psychotherapy: the Authoritative Guide for Making Informed Choices About All Types of Psychotherapy by Jack Engler, Ph.D. and Daniel Goleman, Ph.D. Simon & Schuster: New York, 1992.
When Talk is Not Cheap or How to Find the Right Therapist: When you don't know where to begin, by Mandy Aftel, MA, MFCC and Robin Tolmach Lakoff, Ph.D., Warner Books: New York, 1985.
Healing for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse: How to find help, choosing a therapist, etc. Brochure by Boulder County Childhood Sexual Abuse Task Force, P.O. Box 17992, Boulder, CO 80308. (303) 938-9778.
Your Options as a Psychotherapy Client, Pamphlet by the Colorado State Grievance Board, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1340, Denver, CO 80202. (303) 894-776.