Most of my clients ask me the same question: Is it OK to see two therapists at the same time? My answer to them is a resounding yes! If both therapists are trained and talented, they can work wonders. And if one of them is not very good, they can compliment each other and make the experience much more enjoyable for the patients.
I believe that seeing a therapist and one therapist at the same time has its own advantages. As a therapist, I am focused on my job. And that is how I prefer to do things. However, my patients also need and want to be relaxed and comfortable during the therapy session. Therefore, the two of us need to work as a team.
Sometimes it’s OK to see two therapists at the same time. It depends on several factors. For example, the patient is very stressed and anxious about some current issue and the therapist is able to identify the problem and relate with the patient effectively.
Another factor is the length of time that the patient has been suffering from his or her problem. Sometimes, the patient may need several sessions with a therapist before he or she feel healed. Also, a therapist who does not have enough knowledge about the particular problem that the patient is going through may not be able to give the right advice. Therefore, it is important to work with a qualified professional.
The importance of trust in any therapy cannot be stressed enough. When you first meet with your therapist, you should be open and honest with him or her about what exactly you want to achieve from therapy. It is also important to be fully open and honest with your therapist, so that he/she knows what you are really thinking and feeling.
A therapist is also there to help you change your behavior. For instance, if you find that you have a habit of lying, your therapist can give you the necessary tools to stop lying to yourself. This will enable you to be more truthful with your friends and family members. It will also help you avoid being deceptive or being dishonest with your loved ones.
If you feel that you and your therapist don’t get along, it is important to discuss your problems openly. You don’t have to keep your problems with your therapist to yourself. If you are not happy with your therapist, that’s absolutely OK. If you feel comfortable with your therapist and think that he/she understands you, it is perfectly acceptable to let your therapist know. If you both think that you are on the same page, your therapy will be more effective. Some therapists might also suggest that you see a couple of different therapists to keep the process evolving.
It is also OK to tell your therapist about aspects of your life that you’re not happy with. This can include issues like whether or not you’ve been able to establish healthy relationships. Even if you only tell one therapist about these aspects of your life, it is still important to make sure that these issues are brought up. By doing this, you keep the therapist open to hearing new and helpful information. If you and your therapist work together, you will both discover great things about each other, which makes your therapy more effective and successful.
However, what if you do not work well with one therapist? What if, despite sharing an office, you are not comfortable with your therapist? In this case, it is not necessarily a problem to see two therapists. Your first option should be to find a therapist who can work with you in a more comfortable environment. This includes offering you a chair or table where you can sit while your therapist does his/her work.
If you feel more comfortable with your therapist, you may want to choose a therapist who is not from the same office as your other therapist. For instance, if you are seeing two physical therapists, and one is in your home, you can choose a therapist who is not from the office. For instance, if your therapist is not available, you can bring along a friend or family member who can help you with your physical therapy sessions. This will allow you to still be closely monitored by your primary therapist, but you can also gain some independent therapy time. It is important to remember that seeing two therapists, even though it may be better than one, does not mean that you cannot have a personal relationship with one of them. This is true regardless of whether they are the same therapist.
In general, there is no problem to seeing two therapists if they are from different offices. It is important, however, to keep in mind the needs of your particular therapy situation. Your therapist should be able to help you with your emotional or physical issues. You should be able to tell your therapist about your problems and concerns. If you follow these guidelines, you should find that therapy with two therapists is helpful.