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How can you tell if the family therapist is a good fit for you?

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To see if a family therapist is a good fit for you, ask her these questions:

  • Are you trained in family therapy?
  • Do you have experience with our family's particular issues?
  • Where is your office? What are your hours?
  • How long does each session last?
  • How many sessions do you think we'll need?
  • Do you take my health insurance?
  • How much does each session cost? Do I need to pay up front, or do I pay per session?

From: What Is Family Therapy? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Family Therapy," "How Can You Find a Mental Health Provider?"

Cleveland Clinic: "Marital and Family Issues."

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy: "About Marriage and Family Therapists."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on January 07, 2018

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Family Therapy," "How Can You Find a Mental Health Provider?"

Cleveland Clinic: "Marital and Family Issues."

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy: "About Marriage and Family Therapists."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on January 07, 2018

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