Author: Katie Bloom Leoni, Psy.D.
You’ve made the decision that you’re interested in beginning therapy but are not sure what to do next. In this two part series, we’ll share some tips to help guide you on your journey to finding the right therapist.
1. The first step is finding a therapist. Here are some tips to begin your search.
2. The second step is setting up and having phone consultations. It is helpful to find two or three therapists that you are interested in and set up a phone consultation with each. Simply talking to a therapist does not mean you have to start seeing them. Most therapists offer a free phone consultation, which allows an opportunity for the therapist to learn more about your concerns and for you to learn about their office policies. Please reach out for a free phone consultation with a therapist at Sfbaycbt to begin this process. Some helpful tips for the phone consultation include:
Diana Gordon, Psy.D., Kari Kagan Psy.D., and Katie Leoni, Psy.D.
Drs. Gordon, Kagan, and Leoni practice psychotherapy in downtown San Francisco and Oakland. Their areas of expertise include anxiety, sleep, stress, depression, and addiction. They blog about these topics to provide research-based information about common problems and strategies to help manage them.