Choosing the right mental health provider for your family can be scary. After all, you'll be trusting this person with the inner workings of your family - so how do you make sure that this person is right for you? Our short video shares the top five questions families need to consider when shopping for a mental health provider. If you'd like more detailed questions, scroll down to see our full list.
The following questions are examples of what you may want to consider asking when meeting with a mental health provider:
What is your background/training?
Mental health providers come from a number of different specialty areas. These include:
For detailed descriptions of these specialties, see our Mental Health Specialties Side-by-side Comparison.
Do you have any specialty training or experience?
What is your treatment philosophy?
Providers often employ a variety of treatment options when developing the best plan for their patients. These may include:
For detailed descriptions of these therapies, see our Treatment Options Side-by-side Comparison.
How are the families who work with you typically involved in their child's treatment?