It is advisable that you know the right questions to ask your therapist. Here are some suggestions:
Now that I’ve decided to get treatment, how do I choose a therapist?
It is important that you establish a comfortable rapport with your therapist. Doing so will assist you in feeling safe to disclose your feelings. You can do this by listening to your gut feelings.
Do I feel understood and respected?
Do I understand the therapists approach and is it a fit for me?
Do I understand what a typical session might be like?
Do I know what my therapist’s qualifications and years of experience are?
Do I know the fees and cancellation policy?
Who do I contact if I am in crisis?
I do not offer crisis counselling outside of office hours. If you experience a crisis the following are resources to call:
Community Crisis Response Service (24 hours)
310-2673 (cope) – Do not dial 905
Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Care
905-882-1406 or 1-800-521-6004
Kids Help Phone (24 hours)