How to tell if therapist is doing a good job?
August 11, 2008 12:50 PM Subscribe
How do I know if my therapist (who's eclectic but I think oriented to psychodynamic technique) is doing a good job?
posted by anonymous to Human Relations (7 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I've seen him two sessions, and while he does appear to listen and care, his verbal interpretations are mostly very blunt, and tell me obvious things. "You seem tortured by that emotion" (this after I just finished talking for 10 mins how painful the emotion was. Well duh!).
I mean, this guy has a PhD and went to a psychoanalytic institute - he's gotta be reasonably smart, right? But he seems a little shallow right now. Of course, this could be the transference speaking. Or it could be the fact that it's only been two sessions.
Any tips on how I can realistically evaluate whether he's doing a good job or not?