Finding A Good Therapist - First Impression Counts!
Finding a good therapist in Encinitas may be a little more difficult than you first thought. There are many websites today that extol the virtues of the many fine therapists in Encinitas, but how do you find the right one for you? That is indeed a conundrum as it is quite possible to find a therapist who has all the relevant qualifications on paper but who lacks the necessary rapport.
Rapport can be very difficult to achieve with some people, regardless of whether they are in a caring capacity or not, and without it; therapy would be next to useless. If you are unable to connect with your therapist then you are unlikely to engage in any meaningful dialogue, much less follow their advice on therapy. If you are paying for the therapy session, then this would be a disaster from your point of view. So, here is just one small tip to finding a good therapist in Encinitas that you can work with in a meaningful way.
First impression is everything! The first thing to look for is a picture of the therapist in Encinitas you are hoping to work with. The picture should be a head and shoulders shot and not one of them on the beach with their best friend or holding their favorite cat. Those types of images may appeal to some but not the vast majority of people.Looking at a photograph of a therapist may seem an unlikely first step but image plays a key role in our decision making process whether we like it or not. You may not connect with a person that has a certain look to them and I am not necessarily talking about gender, but perhaps racial as well. I hasten to add that you may not be aware of any racial tendencies but you may have an experience in your past that has colored the way you see certain people, for the better or worse.
In addition, if you are very clean or obsessive about tidiness and neatness, a therapist that does not pay that level of attention to their appearance, or one that has blemishes that appear to be caused by diet issues, regardless of the real reason, will not gain a good rapport with you.
Subconsciously you will be judging them and everything they say and do. You don’t have to take my word for it – just do a little test for yourself. Look at a few pictures of people you don’t know and see what judgments and information comes to mind. We make up our mind about a person within the first 20 seconds of meeting a person. This means that 20 seconds is all it takes to wreck a therapy session!Therefore, the very best thing you can do first of all is choose someone that you feel you can connect with. Of course, they should have the relevant qualifications in the therapy of choice. Your chances of improvement will be 90% higher if you undertake this one simple step before you make an appointment with a therapist in Encinitas, no matter how good they are!