Questions to Ask a Potential Therapist in Miami

You’ve asked around, and you’ve got the names of a few therapists in Miami, Brickell, Coral Gables, South Miami, Pinecrest, or Doral.  You’ve checked out their websites.  They all mention a free consultation and everyone seems pretty nice.  Their prices are similar, too.

What should you ask a therapist over the phone?

I completely understand what a tough choice it is to pick a stranger that you’re going to pour your heart out to.  How to do you know which is the best one for you?  Here are some questions to ask when you’re shopping for a psychologist in Miami or the surrounding areas of Brickell, Coral Gables, South Miami, Pinecrest, and Doral.

  • What’s your level of education?
  • Are you licensed?  If yes, for how long? If no, who supervises you?
  • What are your areas of expertise?
    • Do you accept insurance or are you an out-of-network provider?
    • What are your fees?
    • What’s your preferred philosophy/approach for helping?
    • Have you ever gone to therapy?

The best therapist for you fits and feels like your favorite pair of jeans.

Two other important points:  Look up the therapist’s (or their supervisor’s) name and license here to make sure they don’t have any outstanding complaints against them.  Lastly, when all the info (particularly the price) starts to look the same, just go with your gut.  Pick the person that you clicked with best over the phone and sounded the most interested in you and your situation.  You want to work with someone that makes you feel comfortable, regardless of office hours, years of experience, or cost.

Your well-being is priceless.

I hope this helps you find the right therapist in Miami or its surrounding areas of Brickell, Coral Gables, South Miami, Pinecrest, and Doral.  If you’re looking for counseling to help with dating and relationships, anxiety, depression, self-confidence, dysfunctional family members, or psychological testing, you can read more about how I can help here.  If life’s got you stuck, I hope you’ll call me at (305) 501-0133 or click here to schedule a free 20-minute Clarity Consult.  I’m happy to hear about what’s going on and help you find a good solution.

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Erika Martinez, Psy.D.is the founder, owner, and a licensed psychologist at Envision Wellness in Miami, FL.  She specializes in working with ambitious young professionals and entrepreneurs to overcome anxiety/stress, burnout, limiting beliefs, people-pleasing, low self esteem, heartbreak, and toxic relationships/codependency.  Dr. Martinez has a passion for helping others achieve happy, fulfilling, and change-making lives that make the world a better place.  Click here to schedule a free 20-minute phone consultation.  Follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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