Now that school is back in full swing it may be a good time to take your child to go see a therapist if they are struggling with anxiety or adjusting back to the routine. Finding a good therapist can feel overwhelming especially when you are looking for the right fit with your anxious child. Here are some good questions to ask during the initial phone consultation:
1. Do you work with kids of a certain age? Do you work with the parents?
2. What is your treatment approach?
3. Can you explain what a typical session looks like?
4. What do you do if treatment is not working?
5. My son/daughter is experiencing (describe specific problems). Have you treated this before?
6. My son/daughter has an IEP or 504 Plan. Will you collaborate with the school if requested?
7. I am interested in having my son/daughter evaluated to receive services. Do you conduct (specific) evaluations?
8. If I need to contact you between therapy sessions, what is your policy?
9. What if my child needs medication?
10. My child has never been in therapy. What should I tell them before our first visit?