Hello. I am developing a long-planned Friday essay for our subscribers about how to choose a therapist. I have been mulling this idea for years, with my main hesitation being: when I needed and found someone to work with, I got truly lucky. I was given a name by an unlikely person — someone who was having an affair with my then-girlfriend. And I did very well: 18 years later I still know, love, and benefit from Joe Trusso’s presence in my life. I have sent many friends and astrology clients to him with excellent feedback.
I’ve put the question of how to choose a therapist to a few of my close colleagues who are in the business, and I would like to put the question to you. If you are in therapy and you feel like you’re making progress, how did you find out about your therapist? How did you choose him or her? How long was it before you figured out that this was the right person for you to work with?
For those more daring, willing to go on record, I am curious what it feels like to work with the person you’re working with, and in what form you feel that progress comes. How long have you been working with the same person?
Next, for those who are not in therapy but have considered it, I am curious for your thoughts about that. What is your hesitation? What do you feel you could gain? Who or what has influenced your values?
Thank you for your thoughts. Please enter them below, or email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject header Therapy, so that I can find them when I need to sort through my email.