This website was borne from witnessing the frustration experienced by those seeking psychological services. Finding the right therapist is often not easy. Psychology is often a mystery and prospective clients are faced with many questions about what psychologists do, what treatments are best, and how to judge a psychologist. To add to the matter, a number of practical considerations come into the picture, such as who has the best prices or accepts the right insurance. And, unlike many other professions, there are no documented success rates or universal rating scales by which a therapist can be tracked. Fortunately, there are some guidelines that can be followed that can assist prospective clients in what will ultimately be a personal decision.
This website presents some guidelines to help clients evaluate prospective therapists. In addition to a general overview, sections are broken down by condition since certain conditions require specialized expertise.
This website is provided and copyrighted by June Shapiro, Ph.D. If you have any questions or comments regarding this website, feel free to contact Dr. Shapiro.