Tips for Choosing a Psychotherapist:
Qualities of a Good Therapist

Being a good therapist goes beyond being a good listener. Be attentive to how the therapist may relate to you and treat you during the interview. Ideally, an experienced practitioner will convey warmth, genuineness and respectful interest for you and your concerns. Was he/she empathetic, dynamic and alive? Were they able to give you specific insightful feedback, even during the initial interview? A good therapist may also convey mutual trust and not be afraid to confront or challenge you and your beliefs. Pay close attention to your gut reactions.

Above all, a competent therapist should leave you with feeling of comfort and confidence in them as a human being and their therapeutic skills and abilities. Most importantly, you may begin to feel uplifted and hopeful about your future, by the time the interview is over.