The first time you meet with a new therapist, it may be helpful to keep track of your first impressions. Putting these “gut feelings” about a new provider into words can help with decision making about whether or not you would like to continue to see this therapist in the future. It can also help you determine what is important to you in a therapeutic relationship, and how you can look for this in therapists going forward. The Therapist First Impressions Checklist is a simple way to record your initial reactions and thoughts after meeting with a therapist.
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