Finding the right therapist can be a painstaking process. You need to make sure that you work well together and are comfortable talking with them about any issues you’re dealing with. How do you know when you’ve found an excellent therapist?

Jan 29th, 2019

Finding the right therapist can be a painstaking process. You need to make sure that you work well together and are comfortable talking with them about any issues you’re dealing with. How do you know when you’ve found an excellent therapist? These 7 signs will help you determine just that.

  1. They make you feel at ease.
  2. You feel like they are listening.
  3.  They ask for clarification when they don’t understand what you mean.
  4. They don’t pretend to know everything; they say “I don’t know, but I will find out”
  5. They remember details from past sessions and incorporate them into your session seamlessly.
  6. They ask about your physical health and make sure you have a primary care doctor.
  7. They ask for your feedback frequently and make changes based on that feedback.

To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, contact our office today.

Live Mentally Healthy,
Dr. Jennie Byrne

AUTHOR

Dr. Jennie Byrne, M.D., PhD.

With over 15 years of medical expertise, Jennie Byrne, MD, PhD, is a board-certified psychiatrist with experience treating mental health conditions in adults, including dementia, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety, and depression. After practicing in New York City for 12 years, Dr. Byrne relocated to North Carolina in 2008; she currently cares for patients in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, at Cognitive Psychiatry of Chapel Hill. Dr. Byrne earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She then received her doctorate from New York University Department of Neurophysiology. She also has a doctorate of medicine from New York University School of Medicine. Dr. Byrne went on to complete a psychiatry residency at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York. In addition to her work as a psychiatrist, Dr. Byrne has performed extensive research on attention, memory, and depression. As a board-certified adult psychiatrist, Dr. Byrne focuses on the needs of each patient to pro

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