Lately, this question has come up frequently. I’m often asked for referrals, sometimes for people I can’t see for various reasons and sometimes by colleagues looking for someone with a particular specialty or in another area of the city.
You might think that would be an easy task – coming up with several choices. I’m very active with two of my major professional organizations. I know lots of therapists and have a long list of good referrals at hand. I should have no problem making those referrals. But the problem is that it’s really, really hard to make that perfect match.
My referrals are always made with the caveat that what works for one may not be right for another. And with encouragement to pay attention to the voice that says “yes!’ this is a match. Or, to the possibility that maybe this isn’t the right therapist for this person.
So when I was asked to write a blog post on that very topic, I decided to go for it! After all, that post had already been written in my head for months……….
Take a look here to see what I wrote. I hope you find it helpful, and I encourage you to contact me or comment here, if you’d like to give me feedback or have some questions.