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Questions to Ask Mental Health Providers

The following questions are examples of what you may want to consider asking when meeting with a mental health provider:

  1. What is your educational background and what training have you received as it relates to my child's issues? Are you licensed?
  2. What is your experience in treating children with my child's diagnosis or suspected delays (number of years, settings, types of patients)?
  3. What is your approach to treatment and what methods do you employ?
  4. How frequently will my child need to be seen and how long do the sessions last?
  5. Do you involve family members in the treatment? Do you meet with families together? Parents alone? Children alone?
  6. Will I be allowed to know what happens during my child's session?
  7. Will you coordinate treatment with our family doctor or pediatrician?
  8. What is your fee schedule and what types of insurance do you accept?
  9. If necessary, can you prescribe medication or refer me to someone who can?
  10. When are your appointments? Can my child be seen before or after school?

Did You Know?

Connecting for Kids also offers a free How-To Guide to help you through the process of selecting a mental health provider. To download this guide, see our How-To Guide section.

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