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The first time you talk with a new potential therapist, you may want to ask questions to get a better feel for their therapy style and the types of services they offer. This is an opportunity to get to know a therapist and determine if they will adequately meet your needs. For trans survivors, it may be especially important to get to know a therapist’s approach when working with trans clients and clients who are trauma survivors. The guide below offers some suggestions for questions to ask a new mental health provider, including questions about therapeutic approaches, trans and trauma-informed therapy, and policies around privacy and cost. These are just suggestions to start with; you will likely think of many other questions of your own!

For more tips about first meeting with a therapist, visit forge.tips/therapist-guide