Psychotherapy is a great treatment option for virtually any mental disorder or mental health concern, as well as life and relationship issues. Decades’ worth of research have proven its effectiveness, at least when you’re working with an experienced therapist who knows their stuff and uses empirically-backed techniques.
But what happens when you need to change therapists? We all need to change therapists from time to time, so how do you start over with a new therapist? Where do you begin? What do you do? And what do you look for in your new therapist?
Changing therapists can be a daunting, anxiety-inducing process. There is no “right” time to change therapists. You do it when you feel like you’re treading water with your current therapist, or you’re just not seeing the progress you’d like in therapy. With that in mind, here are 7 tips for changing therapists I recommend.