anonymous asked:

Hi I've been seeing a psychologist for a while but still don't know what type of therapy were doing or anything, what are the best questions to ask them even after seeing them for a while? Thanks, I always forget the good questions whenever I go

Hi there! You might want to write down your questions and bring them with you so you don’t forget. Since you’ve been seeing your therapist for a while and hopefully feel somewhat comfortable with them, try just saying that you’re confused about the type of therapy they’re employing and ask them to explain their process in more detail. 

Some of the questions you may want to ask include:

  • What therapeutic approach do you use?
  • Do you have a specific treatment plan for me?
  • What are the goals of our sessions? 
  • What can I do to help achieve those goals?
  • What, if any, is my diagnosis?
  • What are my treatment options?
  • Are there any things I can do outside of our sessions to improve my condition(s)?
  • Can you think of anything more that I should be asking or considering?

Bringing a piece of paper and a pencil to write down their answers would probably be a good idea as well. Good luck! I hope it goes well.