Choosing the right provider for your family can be scary. After all, you'll be trusting this person with your child's needs - so how do you make sure that this person is right for you?
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.
The following questions are examples of what you may want to consider asking when meeting with a mental health provider:
What is your background/training?
Providers often have different levels of training and use different methods. For example, social workers and counselors may both practice with clients who have mental health concerns, but they can have different philosophies and training.
Do you have any specialty training or experience?
How are the families who work with you typically involved in their child's treatment?