Hello! My name is Nadia Davani, and I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a private counseling and psychotherapy practice in Calabasas, CA.
If you’re like many of the clients I help every day, you’ve probably tried just about anything and everything you can think of to deal with the problems you’re facing before looking for a therapist.
I get it.
But, no matter what you try – whether it’s talking with family and friends, meditating, talking long walks in nature, eating right, exercise, ignoring the problems and hoping they’ll sort themselves out on their own or just simply go away, or trying to numb the pain – if nothing seems to work, or at least doesn’t work for long, it’s time to seek professional help.
Counseling and psychotherapy are all about intentionally creating positive lasting change by altering the way you view and interact with yourself, others, and the world around you.
Thankfully, there’s not nearly as much stigma around seeking the help of a professional counselor or therapist as there used to be.
After all, if you’re experiencing some sort of physical ailment, you seek the help of a physician. If you need legal assistance, you seek the help of a lawyer. It’s no different when you’re experiencing any mental or emotional difficulties that you can’t resolve on your own.
Seeking professional help of any kind is a sign of strength. It’s a sign that you’re willing and ready to do what’s necessary to take care of you. And for that, I commend you.
If you’ve already been in counseling or psychotherapy, you may know what an enormously positive, life-changing, and life-affirming process it can be.
But, regardless of whether or not this is your first time looking for a therapist, you may not know what to ask or what to look for in a therapist.
I want to make this process easier for you …
So, here are a few questions you should consider asking when “interviewing” prospective therapists:>
Of course, you don’t need to ask all of these questions during your first consultation or session. You’ll need to spend a good deal of time talking about yourself.
But do ask at least some of these questions. And try to listen to, and trust, how you feel about the therapist.
Education, training, and experience are important, but even more important is the trusting and healing relationship we build together. After all, if you don’t feel safe and comfortable with me, it will be next to impossible for you to do the work necessary to heal, change, and grow.
Here are my answers to those questions above:
If you’re ready to explore what you really want and need and do the work necessary to create the rewarding relationships and life you desire and deserve, I encourage you to contact me. I look forward to speaking with you and helping in any way I can!