I tell every new client the same thing at our first appointment:
“Just because you’re here with me today doesn’t mean you’re stuck with me.”
Sometimes I get a chuckle, often a curious look. So, I explain:
Having a great fit between client and therapist is the difference between a positive experience and a 'meh', or worse yet, negative one. It's the difference between therapy feeling like an investment and a burdensome expense. It's the difference between feeling alone with the thing that's troubling you and feeling like you're sharing the weight of a heavy load with someone capable of carrying it.
We believe in the importance of "The Fit" so much that we invest in making sure you find that person before we've even taken a toonie from you. We do this by:
Everyone deserves the feeling that comes from finding the right fit. I don't harp on and on (and on) about this without good reason! We want this for you and we want to know what you need to make that happen. If you're not sure what exactly "The Fit" should feel like, you might like this blog post. And as always, if you have any questions, please reach out -- we're happy to help.
Blog Author -- Jodie Voth, RMFT
Jodie is a full-time therapist and owner of Voth Family Therapy. She enjoys working with teens and motivated adults who are working through transitions and relationship challenges.