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What are some good tips in how to choose a good psychotherapists for your teenager?
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David Escobar
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree
In brief: Comfort Level
Make sure the psychotherapist is properly licensed and trained in an accredited program. Most state departments of health keep databases on their licensed health care professionals.
It is also important to find a psychotherapist with whom both you and your child feel comfortable. I encourage you to "interview" psychotherapists in your area to help determine this.

In brief: Comfort Level
Make sure the psychotherapist is properly licensed and trained in an accredited program. Most state departments of health keep databases on their licensed health care professionals.
It is also important to find a psychotherapist with whom both you and your child feel comfortable. I encourage you to "interview" psychotherapists in your area to help determine this.
David Escobar
David Escobar
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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Sometimes it is possible to discuss this with friends you are close to and trust who have had counseling for their children. They may be able to recommend a therapist or steer you away from one who they have had a poor experience with.
In brief: Start with the teen
Start by explaining to your teen that therapy is a way for him to learn new ways of dealing with problems (not to "fix" him- he's not broken!) ask him whether he might feel more comfortable with a male or female.
Ask your teen's doctor for recommendations of therapists in your area. Go and meet one. If it's not really working out (in a few visits), find another one-personality is important.

In brief: Start with the teen
Start by explaining to your teen that therapy is a way for him to learn new ways of dealing with problems (not to "fix" him- he's not broken!) ask him whether he might feel more comfortable with a male or female.
Ask your teen's doctor for recommendations of therapists in your area. Go and meet one. If it's not really working out (in a few visits), find another one-personality is important.
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
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Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
In brief: Ask other professio
It would be reasonable to start by asking for referals from doctors you trust, the school may be a good referral source.
If you or your child do not feel comfortable try another.

In brief: Ask other professio
It would be reasonable to start by asking for referals from doctors you trust, the school may be a good referral source.
If you or your child do not feel comfortable try another.
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
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