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Some questions that you many consider asking a potential therapist/counsellor

  • Is there any type of assessment offered to see if my child really needs the service/intervention?
  • Is there scientific research to prove that this service/intervention works?
  • Have I read things about this service/intervention not written by people who make a living doing it?
  • Are there any potential harmful side effects, and have they been clearly explained to me?
  • Does it conflict with anything I am already doing with my child?
  • Is there a cost to it? How much (total cost)?
  • Am I being rushed to make a decision?
  • Is there a wait? How long?
  • Is the person providing this service/intervention regulated by or belong to an association? Have they had a completed a police reference check?
  • What background or experience do you have in the field?
  • Can this person provide me with three names of other people who provide the same service/intervention?
  • How can I be involved in the treatment? Can I observe/participate?
  • How often will the treatment/program be reviewed? Who would be present at this meeting?
  • How will I know when the intervention is finished?
  • What happens if I want to stop the intervention?
  • Would it be possible to speak with other parents who you provide service to?
  • Would you be comfortable providing a referral for another service provider if after a reasonable period of time, I feel that little progress has been made?