Do you think therapy is going nowhere? Are you unsatisfied with your progress in therapy? Maybe it is time to break up with your therapist. Dr. Alison Ross was interviewed about finding the best therapist for you by US News & World Report.
How do you break up with your therapist?
My advice would be to do so honestly, directly and constructively. Therapists are people, too, so the more calmly and clearly you approach the issue, the greater the likelihood that the conversation you’re having with him will have a positive outcome – whether that’s getting the therapist to see where she or he is falling short, or agreeing that you and your therapist are not a good match, or seeing what you are doing that may be getting in the way of your making better use of the therapy sessions.
How do you find a therapist that is a better fit?
I would also recommend meeting with a number of different therapists – to ‘shop around’ and, in essence, interview each therapist to see who you click with.
During your first meeting you can ask yourself the following questions: Do I feel comfortable talking to this person? Are they understanding me, and what I’m saying? Do they seem interested and invested in getting to know me? Are their comments thoughtful and on target?
While you’re assessing a psychologist, he or she will also be assessing you. To ensure that psychotherapy is successful, the psychologist must determine whether there’s a good match when it comes to personality as well as professional expertise.
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If you’re struggling with stress, anxiety, or other mental health issues, therapy with Dr. Ross might be your best match for therapy in Midtown Manhattan. To learn more, contact Dr. Alison Ross. You can get in touch by phone or through the contact form.