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When you choose a therapist for your child, it's important to find someone that you and your child trust and feel at ease with. This can take some time.
If you can, ask to talk to the therapist or counselor before you choose. Here are some tips to keep in mind when you prepare for that talk or when you search online for details about the counselor or therapist.
Ask how many children they have worked with on this type of issue.
Find out what treatment methods they use. Do they use treatment methods that are supported by science such as cognitive or behavioral therapy? You can also ask about their thoughts on medication.
This will help you see how the sessions will fit into your child's life.
And ask how much they'll share with you about what they discuss with your child.
If your child goes to a therapist and it doesn't feel right to them, don't give up on the idea of counseling. Sometimes a different counselor will fit your child's personality better. Try again with someone new.
Current as of:
June 16, 2021
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: Andrew Littlefield PhD - Psychology, Behavioral Health
Current as of: June 16, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Andrew Littlefield PhD - Psychology, Behavioral Health
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