Selecting a Clinical Psychologist
Choosing a Clinical Psychologist that's right for you
Assessment with your clinical psychologist should result in a collaborative treatment plan with some treatment goals that elicit feelings of hope.
You should be able to tell your psychologist if you are not happy with the plan or if you have doubts. If the relationship with your psychologist feels strained you need to talk with them so that they are able to respond appropriately by changing their approach and/or oﬀering alternatives.
Your psychologist will be able to discuss the type of psychology intervention they think will help your diﬃculties i.e. behavioural activation for depression, graded exposure for phobias, EMDR for trauma, mindfulness for anxiety.
You should ask questions about your treatment plan as a psychologist will enjoy working collaboratively with you and a shared understanding of the direction and goals are important for eﬀective treatment outcomes.