Seeing a therapist can be hugely beneficial to your mental wellbeing, but you need to make sure you’re seeing the right one for your needs. This video explains signs for bad therapists.
Feeling like you need to prove something to your therapist is the first sign they’re not the right match for you. If you feel like you need to prove how your feeling instead of just say it, maybe it’s time to move on.
If your therapist doesn’t remember information from your sessions then you should consider seeking other help. Therapists need to build trust with you so you can feel more comfortable sharing with them. It’s hard to do that when they can’t remember what you told them the week before.
Another warning sign you aren’t with the right therapist is if they don’t set proper boundaries with you. If you can constantly be in communication with them, it can form an unhealthy dependence that won’t help you in the long run.
If your sessions find you and the therapist chatting about anything other than what is actually causing you issues, then they aren’t doing their job. You need a treatment plan that allows you to address difficult topics so that you can overcome them. You need goals.
The final warning sign is if your therapist talks about themselves too much. Therapy is your time, not theirs. For more information, click on the link to the video above.