Is Finding the Right Therapist Similar to Dating?

More and more people are seeking help from a therapist, but how do you find the right one?

Arlene, who is dealing with work-related stress, has seen multiple therapists but she has not clicked with any of them. She asks The Doctors and psychiatrist Dr. Nikole Benders-Hadi from Doctor On Demand for tips on how to find a therapist that is the right match for her.

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Much like dating, Dr. Benders-Hadi says to have these 3 questions in mind when meeting with a new therapist. They include:

  • Is this person interested in me?
  • Can I say anything?
  • Does this person make me better?

Dr. Benders-Hadi also encourages new patients to not write off a therapist after the first meeting and to go to at least 3 appointments before deciding.

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To help Arlene find the right therapist, Doctor On Demand offers her 5 free therapy sessions. If you are looking to take care of your own mental health needs or need to consult with a medical doctor, download the Doctor on Demand app from the Google Play store or the iTunes store.

Doctor On Demand was created by The Doctors' executive producer, Jay McGraw.