by Comprehensive Staff
As a counselor in Yakima WA for the last 23 years I get calls from folks asking who I think would be a good counselor for them.I learned a long time ago to only give the names of counselors I would trust with my own children. There are counselors that make me a little nervous, but I will never tell someone not to see them, it is just bad karma. I will give folks that call me a list of questions they can ask a counselor to see if they are the right fit for them.
As a person looking for counseling, you need to remember you are employing them/us to help you.Now this does not mean you can demand a certain form of therapy from someone who is not trained in that therapy or the agency does not offer. It does mean that your counselor needs to tell you the type of therapies they are trained in and what to expect. Hopefully the counselor will not be offended, if they are, time to keep looking.
Here are the 10 questions:
The list of questions comes from the Washington State CBT+ project, Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress and the University of Washington.
At Comprehensive you can be assured we know the answers to these questions and will work with you.